Catherine, The Duchess Of Cambridge
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Kensington Palace has released a new photograph of the Duchess of Cambridge to mark her 38th birthday. The image – which was shared on their social media accounts – was taken by royal photographer Matt Porteous and shows Kate sitting on a wooden fence, wearing jeans and a jumper.

“Thank you everyone for all your lovely messages on the Duchess of Cambridge’s birthday,” Kensington Palace wrote in the caption. In the image, Kate can be seen wearing a checked shirt, a grey jumper by Fjallraven and a pair of jeans.

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The duchess is wearing the same outfit and is in the same setting as where the Cambridge family’s 2018 Christmas card was taken, suggesting that the picture was taken at their Norfolk home last year.

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It has been a dramatic few days for the royal family following the unexpected announcement yesterday that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would be stepping down as ‘senior’ royals. However, this did not stop Harry and Meghan sharing a sweet public message marking Kate’s birthday via their social media.

“Wishing a very happy birthday to The Duchess of Cambridge today! 🎂❤️,” they commented on the picture. The Royal Family Twitter account also shared a series of images of Kate to mark the occasion.

This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR UK.

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