The royal family have wished the Duchess of Cambridge a happy 38th birthday as the monarchy comes to terms with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s bombshell decision to step back as senior royals.
Duchess of Cambridge
The Duchess of Cambridge is marking turning 38 as the royal family comes to terms with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s bombshell decision to step back as senior royals.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have experienced a busy year after clocking up almost 180 days in total carrying out official royal engagements.
The royal family’s decade has been one of major milestones with Elizabeth II becoming the longest reigning monarch in history and the Duke of Edinburgh retiring after decades of royal service.
The royals showcased glamorous gowns and on-trend day wear this year, with the Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex heralded for their sartorial style.
The royal family’s decade has been one of celebration, from weddings, milestones and a jubilee to an abundance of royal babies.
Jubilee tours and Brexit trips made up some of the official overseas visits for the globe-trotting royals over the past decade.
It was meant to be a year of celebration with the arrival of another royal baby, but 2019 ended up being dubbed the Queen’s second annus horribilis.
The Duchess of Cambridge has praised the country’s midwives for their “amazing work bringing new life into our world” in an open letter to the profession.
The royals’ decade has been marked with a feast of family celebration, from weddings to an abundance of royal babies.
Each year, the royal family celebrates Christmas at Sandringham House, enjoying a carefully scheduled array of festive traditions.