The Duchess of Cambridge enjoyed her birthday with a cup of tea (Image: WireImage)
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The Duchess of Cambridge enjoyed her 39th birthday yesterday with a cup of tea instead of a shooting party with friends.
Kate usually celebrates her special day by inviting her friends over to her country home Anmer Hall in Norfolk.
But with the nation plunged into its third lockdown she instead spent a ‘quiet birthday’ with a tea party organised by Prince William and children George, seven, Charlotte, five, and two-year-old Louis, it has been claimed.
Other members of the royal family ensured her birthday was not forgotten with The Queen, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall all send their wishes through social media.
The official Royal Family account posted two images of Kate with the caption: "Wishing the Duchess of Cambridge a very happy birthday today!" – with the hashtag #HappyBirthdayHRH.
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall paid tribute to Kate with this photo
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Kate is showing the Queen the garden she helped design at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2019 in one image and the other shows her at a Scouts woggle last autumn where she meet Cub and Beaver Scouts in Northolt, West London.
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall paid tribute to Kate with a photo of the mum-of-three meeting parents who were helped by peer support networks in the pandemic last year.
Kate donned a gold necklace from All The Falling Stars which was a tribute to her three children as it is engraved with the letters 'G, L, C' – their initials.
The caption has a confetti ball emoji long with the words: "Happy Birthday to the Duchess of Cambridge!"
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On the Kensington Palace social media channel a photo of her was posted showing her wearing a mask, from last month’s Royal Train tour.
There was also a message for NHS workers.
It read: "Birthdays have been very different in recent months, and our thoughts continue to be with all those working on the front line at this hugely challenging time."
Last year's Kate's 38 birthday was overshadowed when the day before the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their bombshell news they were quitting the royal family and would become financially independent – something they have achieved.
Yesterday it was reported the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have turned their backs on Twitter and Facebook after becoming alienated by the 'hate' they found online.