Kate Middleton has spent the last couple years having low-key, no-fuss birthday celebrations at her Kensington Palace home with Prince William and their children. But this year, she is doing something special—more for Prince George and Princess Charlotte than herself, Vanity Fair reports. A source told the outlet that there will be a little tea party in Kensington Palace today for Kate’s 37th birthday.
“Kate’s not into big birthday celebrations, but George and Charlotte adore birthday cake, so there will be a special tea party at the Palace with candles and presents,” a source told the outlet.
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Prince William, who had a morning engagement with his new patronage the London’s Air Ambulance charity, is reported to have gotten home in time for the festivities. He also made a point to assure those at his event that he did remember his wife’s birthday was today, although he wouldn’t disclose their plans for it.
William didn’t forget Kate’s 37th birthday today! pic.twitter.com/qt6kVRQp4J
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Kate’s last big birthday outing was six years ago, when for her 31st birthday, Kate went out with William, her parents, and her brother and sister to see a Cirque de Soleil show at the Royal Albert Hall. Kate was pregnant with Prince George then.
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But since George’s birth, Kate has celebrated her birthday privately in the comfort of her home. A source told E! that last year, Kate spent her 36th birthday “privately with William and the children [Prince George and Princess Charlotte]. It’s just a quiet celebration at home. No big party.” That history makes today’s tea party extra special and is a testament to the power of her kids to get their mom to treat them and herself to something more.
This article originally appeared on Town & Country.