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The Duchess of Cambridge is celebrating her 38th birthday today. The mum-of-three is set to spend the day with her darling family who have been wishing her well this morning.

The Royal Family marked Kate’s birthday by sharing the sweetest tributes on their official social media platforms.

Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall posted numerous photos from official royal events and the sweetest snap of Prince Charles, Kate and Prince William.

Alongside the images, they wrote, “Wishing The Duchess of Cambridge a very Happy Birthday.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Royal Family page featured numerous photos of Queen Elizabeth and The Duchess of Cambridge at royal engagements throughout the years. They penned a sweet birthday message to Kate, “Wishing The Duchess of Cambridge a very Happy Birthday!”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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It is understood that Kate kick-started her birthday celebrations last weekend at her family’s home in Norfolk.

Kate’s friends and family gathered at their home Anmer Hall on Sunday. The Duchess was joined by her parents, Thomas Van Straubenzee and his fiancée Lucy Lanigan-O'Keeffe, James Meade and his wife Laura.

Kate is expected to mark today with a low-key celebration at her and Prince William’s home in Kensington Palace.

The parents have no engagements in the royal diary today so they’ll be able to enjoy some quality family time with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have decided to step back as "senior" members of the Royal Family. The couple made the announcement this evening. In their statement, they revealed that they will be splitting their time between the UK and North America.

“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity."

"We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support."

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex returned to their royal duties today as they visited Canada House in London. The couple’s visit comes after they celebrated the New Year in British Columbia with their son Archie.

Harry and Meghan met the Canadian High Commissioner to thank the people of Canada for their warmth and kindness during their stay.

They looked as happy as ever as they greeted the public outside Canada House this afternoon. 

During this afternoon’s engagement, Meghan and Harry viewed a special exhibition by Indigenous Canadian artist Skawennati. They also met different members of the High Commission team at Canada House.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The royals and Janice Charette also sat down to enjoy tea and Nanaimo bars in the British Columbia Room, as a nod to their Canada trip.

The couple took a six week break from royal duties to recharge their batteries and to enjoy the holidays with their little boy Archie and Meghan’s mum Doria Ragland.

The Sussexes last royal engagement took place on Remembrance Day in November so there’s no doubt they feel well rested after their break. They certainly looked as happy as ever as they arrived at today's engagement at Canada House.

We’re excited to see all of the wonderful projects and engagements Harry and Meghan have planned for 2020.

 

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The Duchess of Cambridge has penned a heartfelt note to midwives across the United Kingdom.

2020 marks the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, so in honour of the momentous year, Kate has praised the work they do.

Kate shared that she shadowed staff at Kingston Hospital in London which taught her a lot about the work they do.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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In her letter, Kate wrote:

“You are there for women at their most vulnerable; you witness strength, pain and unimaginable joy on a daily basis. Your work often goes on behind the scenes, and away from the spotlight. Recently I was privileged enough to witness a small section of it first hand, spending several days at Kingston Hospital’s Maternity Unit.

“Although this was not my first encounter with the care and kindness provided by midwives across the country, it gave me a broader insight into the true impact you have on everybody you help.”

She continued, “Your role in supporting this critical phase of development extends far beyond the complicated task of delivering a baby successfully. The help and reassurance you provide for parents to be and parents of newborns is just as crucial. It goes a long way in building parents’ confidence from the start, with lifelong impact on the future happiness of their children.”

The mum-of-three praised them for being there during such special and life-changing moments in women’s lives.

“I want to thank you for all that you do. It has been a real privilege learning from you so far, and I look forward to meeting and learning from even more of you in the coming years and decades,” she gushed.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have finally released their Christmas card and it was certainly worth the wait.

The doting parents decided to send electronic cards this Christmas with their son Archie at the centre of the photo.

Harry and Meghan can be seen laughing as their baby boy crawls right up to the camera in the beautiful black and white photo.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Their Christmas message reads: “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from our family to yours.”

The family-of-three will be spending the holidays in Canada. They have stepped away from their royal duties for six weeks so they can spend some quality time together.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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It is believed they will be joined by Meghan’s mum Doria for the Christmas break.

The new parents won’t be spending Christmas at Sandringham with Queen Elizabeth and their extended family, but it is understood that the monarch is supportive of Harry and Meghan’s plans to spend Christmas away from the UK this year.

2019 has been quite a special year for Harry and Meghan, especially as it was the year they became parents for the first time. Their son Archie was born on May 6, 2019 and we’re sure the family-of-three cannot wait to celebrate their first Christmas together.

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The Duchess of Cambridge always dresses to impress. The mum-of-three’s style oozes class and always leaves us wishing we had such stunning clothes.

Kate is often spotted in gowns by Alexander McQueen and Emilia Wickstead, which we could only dream of affording, never mind owning.

However, the mum recently sported a beautiful dress by Boden.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Duchess wore their Aurora Midi Wrap Dress for the Cambridge’s Christmas card and it is one of the prettiest dresses we’ve seen her in.

The beautiful baby blue dress has a floaty tiered skirt, three-quarter-length sleeves and the daintiest floral print.

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The Cambridge’s Christmas card is their sweetest one to date.

Prince William can be seen grinning alongside Kate in the family snap. The dad is sitting on an old fashioned motorcycle with Prince Louis. Princess Charlotte is standing on the side car with her big brother Prince George behind her. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The photo was shared by a RAF Air Cadet yesterday afternoon. The family has yet to officially release the snap but fans couldn’t get enough of the touching photo.

The Cambridges will spend Christmas at their home in Anmer Hall, Norfolk.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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They will then join Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip for festive celebrations in Sandringham.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte are expected to join their mum and dad on the annual walk to Christmas mass this year and we cannot wait for the young royals to make their debut.

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Christmas is just around the corner and we are starting to feel very merry. We’ve put up the tree, watched Home Alone and even sent out our Christmas cards to our nearest and dearest.

And we aren’t the only ones who are feeling the Christmas spirit.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have officially sent out their family Christmas card and we think it may be their cutest one of all time.

Kate and William are joined by their adorable children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, in the heartwarming snap.

It is believed to have been taken in the summertime.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Our hearts can’t quite cope with Prince Louis in his little dungarees. He has grown up so much in the past year, as have his siblings.

Princess Charlotte and Prince George are set to make their debut at Sandringham this Christmas. The brother and sister are expected to join their parents and extended family at the Christmas Day mass.

Every year, the Royal Family walk to the service at St Mary Magdalene Church.

According to The Sun, the youngsters are old enough to join The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for the special tradition.

A source said, “It will be so sweet. George and Charlotte will make their Christmas debut, as long as they're both on good form on the day. It's the picture all royal fans want to see. The royals walking to church on Christmas Day is a rite of passage and so William and Kate didn't want to expose their children too early, but they feel they’re old enough now."

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The Royal Family have gathered at Buckingham Palace for Her Majesty’s special Christmas lunch.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the event with their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis this afternoon.

The Duchess of Cambridge looked as beautiful as ever in a dress by her go-to designer Emilia Wickstead.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The mum-of-three wore a plaid dress with a white collar and puff sleeves to the Queen’s Christmas lunch. It is the perfect look for a Christmas celebration.

She also wore a pair of Cavalfiore pearls by British jewellery designer Cassandra Goad. 

The family were in high spirits as they joined Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, The Duke of York, Prince Charles, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, Princess Beatrice, and Zara and Mike Tindall for the festive lunch.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Kate drove into Buckingham Palace with Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte in her car. William was joined by Prince George, who sat next to his dad in the front of the car.

The family-of-five are expected to spend Christmas at their home in Anmer Hall in Norfolk. They will then join Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in Sandringham. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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This Christmas, Prince George and Princess Charlotte will join their parents on the walk to St Mary Magdalene Church on Christmas Day.

According to The Sun, the youngsters are old enough to join The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for the special tradition.

A source said, “It will be so sweet. George and Charlotte will make their Christmas debut, as long as they're both on good form on the day. It's the picture all royal fans want to see. The royals walking to church on Christmas Day is a rite of passage and so William and Kate didn't want to expose their children too early, but they feel they’re old enough now."

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The Duchess of Sussex has been voted the most unfairly treated person in the UK. 

A survey, which was conducted by PlayOJO, revealed that Meghan came out on top when thousands were asked who they felt had a particularly difficult year.

Other contenders included Greta Thunberg, Ant McPartlin and Queen Elizabeth.

The actress has constantly been ridiculed by the public. Her every move has been scrutinised and every word twisted.

No matter what she did, she was attacked, insulted and slated.

She quickly became one of the most disrespected women in the UK, despite doing nothing wrong. 

She supported the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, became Patron of animal welfare charity The Mayhew, helped design a clothing collection in aid of Smart Works and became Guest Editor for the September issue of British Vogue.

Personally, Meghan became a mum for the very first time. She gave birth to her and Harry’s first child in May.

However, despite all of this, Meghan was constantly heckled and shamed by the public, even during her pregnancy.

She spoke out about the constant hatred in an interview with ITV: “Any woman, especially when they’re pregnant, you’re really vulnerable. So that was made really challenging and then when you have a newborn … especially as a woman, it’s really, it’s a lot.”

"So you add this on top of just trying to be a new mum or trying to be a newlywed."

When asked how she was coping, Meghan replied: "Thank you for asking because not many people have asked if I’m ok, but it’s a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes."

Let’s hope 2020 is an easier year for Meghan.

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The Duchess of Cambridge attended the Nato reception at Buckingham Palace last night and we are obsessed with the green dress she wore to the event.

The mum-of-three always looks flawless, especially when it comes to important royal events like this one.

Kate dazzled in a £965 Emilia Wickstead dress at the reception. The green gown featured a high neckline and puff sleeves.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She wore her hair in bouncy waves and opted for winged eyeliner and pink lipstick- her go-to makeup look.

The Duchess was spotted chatting to guests, including the prime minister of Canada, Justin Truedeu.

Kate attended the event without her husband Prince William as he is currently on a four-day royal tour of Oman and Kuwait.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Last night’s event marked 70 years of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, which was established in 1949.

The reception, which was hosted by Queen Elizabeth, saw the Royal Family welcome numerous world leaders to the State Room of Buckingham Palace.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall formally greeted guests as they arrived at the event.

Donald Trump, Justin Trudeu and Angela Merkel joined Queen Elizabeth and her family to celebrate the anniversary.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were missing from last night’s event as they are currently taking a break from royal engagements. The couple have stepped back from their duties for six weeks so they can celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas with Meghan’s mum in America.

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The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in one of her most beautiful gowns at last night’s Royal Variety Performance.

The mum-of-three joined her husband Prince William at the glamorous event in London and looked every inch of a superstar in her Alexander McQueen gown.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The black lace gown was quite daring for Kate, but the statement dress was a flawless option for the 37-year-old.

Kate wore black shoes and a matching clutch with the dress, as well as her beautiful Erdem earrings.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Duchess opted for her classic makeup look- smokey eye and a nude lip- and wore her hair in loose, bouncy curls.

The annual Royal Variety Performance is held in aid of the Royal Variety Charity, of which Her Majesty The Queen is Patron.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The money raised from the show helps entertainers across the UK, who need help and assistance as a result of old age, ill-health, or hard times.

At the end of the show, Kate and William greeted the performers and thanked them for putting on such an incredible show.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The royals met singer Robbie Williams, the cast of Mary Poppins, Lewis Capaldi, the cast of Come From Away, Harry Connick Jr. and Luke Evans.

There’s no doubt the Duke and Duchess enjoyed a night away from their parenting duties.

Kate revealed that Prince George and Princess Charlotte asked if they could attend the show but Kate told them, ‘not on a school night’.

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After what felt like a lifetime, The Crown finally returns to Netflix this weekend. Season three of the phenomenal drama series lands on Netflix on Sunday, November 17 and we’re in for a real treat this season.

The stellar cast are bound to win fans over and impress viewers with their portrayal of the Royal Family.

The third season of The Crown sees a new guard sweep into Downing Street, as Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Colman) and her family struggle to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing Britain. 

From cold-war paranoia, through to the jet-set and the space age – the exuberance of the 1960s and the long hangover of the 1970s – Elizabeth and the Royals must adapt to a new, more liberated, but also more turbulent world.

Season three storylines include the breakdown of Princess Margaret and Lord Snowden’s marriage and the death Lord Mountbatten.

Prince Charles and Princess Anne will be more central characters this season with a significant focus on the future king’s love life, including the early days of his relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles.

Written by Peter Morgan, The Crown also stars Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret, Tobias Menzies as The Duke of Edinburgh, Josh O'Connor as Prince Charles, Erin Doherty as Princess Anne, Ben Daniels as Lord Snowdon, Jason Watkins as Prime Minister Harold Wilson and Charles Dance as Lord Mountbatten.

The Crown returns to Netflix on Sunday, November 17.

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