Queen to throw ‘stylish’ summer birthday bash for William and Kate’s milestone birthdays


THE QUEEN is set to throw a “stylish” birthday party in the summer for both Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge to celebrate both of their 40th birthdays.

A source noted back in January that “there are likely to be low-key celebrations for the Duchess.

“She didn’t want anything flashy anyway – that’s not exactly her thing – but particularly given the current climate anything is likely to be scaled down.”

However, it seems that due to royal tradition, the summer party will not be such a “scaled down” and intimate event.

The Queen

The Queen will host a party for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Image: Getty)

William and Kate

Both William and Kate will celebrate their 40th birthdays in a joint party (Image: Getty)

The royal tradition for celebrating decade milestones for members of the family who are senior in position means that it is likely the Queen, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall may attend.

However, with the Queen’s mobility issues impacting her appearances at events, a royal source confirmed to The Mirror that Her Majesty will only confirm her attendance on the day of the party.

It is also traditional in the royal household to celebrate the birthdays and events of multiple royal members in one party.

Back in 2000, Windsor Castle was the location of the joint celebration for Princess Margaret’s 70th birthday, Princess Anne’s 50th, Prince Andrew’s 40th and Prince William’s 18th birthday.

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle may be the location of the bash (Image: Getty)

Instead, it will only be the birthdays of the Queen and the Prince of Wales that will see such a celebratory signal of the flag flying on Government buildings to mark the day.

The move was allegedly to protect the Duke of York from embarrassment of being the only one stripped of the honour so joining him were William, Kate, Princess Anne, Prince Edward, the Duchess of Cornwall, and the Countess of Wessex.

The Queen and Prince Charles

Only the birthdays of the Queen and Charles will be honoured with the flying of the Union Jack (Image: Getty)

Every year the Government releases the list of designated days to fly the flag over its buildings.

The Sun reported that the decision to remove certain birthdays of royals was taken by the Government and with the Queen’s agreement.

Regardless of the move, royal sources have said that William and Kate should “celebrate their landmark birthdays in style” which the Queen will be sure to give them with the party.


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