Friday, January 10, 2020

Kensington Palace celebrates Kate Middleton's birthday amid royal crisis

Kate Middleton's family have arrived at Kensington Palace for her birthday celebrations amid her day being overshadowed by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's resignation.

The Duchess of Cambridge's father, Michael Middleton was photographed driving into the grounds in order to help his daughter celebrate her 38th birthday. 

Princess Eugenie was also seen leaving the Palace earlier on in the day.

After Harry and Meghan quit as senior royals, other members of 'the firm' hit back by wishing Kate 'a very happy birthday' and flagging her pivotal role.

The Queen, Prince Philip, Charles and Camilla specifically chose a series of pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge with high-ranking royals to mark her 38th birthday.

Their Twitter posts made clear her importance as a central member of the Royal Family and a perfect Queen-in-waiting since marrying Prince William in 2011.

They released glowing pictures of Kate laughing with the Queen and Charles to herald her great work - and also linked to her profile on the website.

With senior royals said to be 'incandescent with rage' today, they tried to boost the Duchess of Cambridge's profile as a royal female figurehead on her birthday.