This summer, Prince William and Kate Middleton will celebrate their 40th birthdays together at Windsor Castle or Sandringham. The Duchess’s own party had to be canceled, so she and Prince William will celebrate together. On Tuesday, the Duke of Cambridge will turn 40, and he has just been given permission to celebrate his birthday at either of the Queen’s estates later this summer.
Sources from the royal family say that the Duke and Duchess should “celebrate their landmark birthdays in style.” This is a long-standing family tradition in which many family members work together on big parties.
The Mirror says that because of her mobility problems, the Queen, who is 96, won’t confirm her attendance until the day of the party. This is because she has had to turn down many royal events in recent months.
Due to the Omicron variant, the Duchess of Cambridge celebrated her 40th birthday in January in the countryside of Norfolk, with just close friends and family at their home, Amner Hall. At the time, a source said, “The Duchess is likely to have low-key parties.” She didn’t want anything flashy anyway, because that’s not really her thing, but anything is likely to be scaled down, especially in the current climate.
In June 2000, the royal family got together at Windsor Castle to celebrate Prince William’s 18th birthday, Princess Anne’s 50th birthday, Princess Margaret’s 70th birthday, and Andrew’s 40th birthday.
For the first time, the Union flags will not be flown in honor of the Duke’s birthday. On their birthdays, the Union Flag will only be flown over government buildings to honor the Queen and Prince Charles.