In honor of Kate Middleton‘s special day, members of the royal family paid tribute to the duchess. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip‘s official Instagram account shared the sweet message, “Wishing The Duchess of Cambridge a very happy birthday today! 🎂.”
Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla also celebrated Duchess Kate’s birthday in an Instagram post. “Happy Birthday to The Duchess of Cambridge! 🎊,” the Clarence House Instagram account wrote.
The official Kensington Palace Instagram account, which represents Duchess Kate and Prince William, also shared a photo and wrote, “Thank you for your kind wishes on The Duchess’ birthday. 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.”
At the end of 2020, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared a special message for anyone who might be struggling with the unprecedented year, and on account of the COVID-19 pandemic. “This Christmas our thoughts are with those of you who are spending today alone,” the Cambridges wrote on Instagram, “those of you who are grief stricken from the loss of a loved one and those of you on the frontline who are somehow mustering the energy to put your own lives on hold and at risk to look after the rest of us.”
“Wishing you a merry Christmas doesn’t feel right this year,” they continued, “so instead we’re wishing for a better 2021.”
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.