Kate Middleton Acknowledges That "Birthdays Have Been Very Different in Recent Months" On Her Birthday

The Duchess of Cambridge turns 39 today.

Today, as the Duchess of Cambridge turns 39, she and Prince William are acknowledging the work of those on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis.

"Thank you for your kind wishes on The Duchess’ birthday," reads a new post on the Kensington Royal Instagram account, which is accompanied by a photo of Kate wearing a face mask. "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."

Kate has received a number of birthday greetings from other members of the royal family on social media. Prince Charles and Camilla shared a picture of Kate on the Clarence House Instagram account, with the note: “Happy Birthday to The Duchess of Cambridge! 🎊.”

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And the main royal family Instagram account, which represents the Queen, Prince Philip, Princess Anne, Prince Edward, and several other members of the royal family, shared a slideshow of images—including one of Kate with the Queen at the Chelsea Flower Show last year—which was paired with the caption: “Wishing The Duchess of Cambridge a very happy birthday today! 🎂”

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Harry and Meghan have not publicly acknowledged Kate’s birthday at this point, but of course, they no longer have public social media accounts.

Kate’s birthday is coupled with additional happy news for the royal family this year. Today, Buckingham Palace confirmed (opens in new tab) that Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip had both received the Covid-19 vaccine. The immunization was administered by a household doctor at Windsor Castle.

Caroline Hallemann

As the digital news director for Town & Country, Caroline Hallemann covers everything from the British royal family to the latest episodes of Outlander, Killing Eve, and The Crown.