The duchess of Cambridge turned 31 on Wednesday, and is planning on celebrating “privately,” St. James’s Palace said.
A romantic birthday meal at home could be on the cards for Kate who was born at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, on January 9 1982.
A source told Us Weekly that the duchess “wants something low-key” and will most likely spend the day with her parents at home in Bucklebury, although other sources said she will be celebrating in Wales where the Duke works as an RAF Search and Rescue helicopter pilot.
As with the royal couple's Christmas festivities, birthday celebrations are expected to be low-key for Kate, who is thought to be around 12 weeks pregnant.
As for possible gifts, while last year William made good by surprising her with puppy Lupo, rumors surfaced last week that he was pulling out some major stops and buying her (and thus them) a house. However, a palace source shot down that report to E! News, denying that there was any truth to it.
The Duchess has been suffering from a rare form of pregnancy sickness known as hyperemesis gravidarum, that causes long bouts of nausea and vomiting.
But after missing a number of engagements through illness in December she appeared at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award to present the top prize to cyclist Bradley Wiggins.
© Emily Sutherlin 2013
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