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How Kate Middleton will celebrate her 32rd birthday

The Duchess of Cambridge turns 32 tomorrow but there'll be no big party. Instead, Kate is reportedly planning to spend the day relaxing at home with Prince William and their son George.
Kate Middleton smiling

After a busy Christmas with the Queen at Sandringham and a raucous New Year with Kate’s family at the Middleton Manor in Berkshire, the Duchess is said to be keen to avoid a big party.

Instead of heading out on the town or going to a friend’s place, Kate will remain at home in Kensington Palace but her big day will be far from boring – it is likely her family will drop in for a quiet dinner, as they did last year, and William is a famously thoughtful gift-giver.

In 2009, he surprised Kate with a romantic candle-lit dinner in a remote log cabin on the banks of a picturesque river in Scotland, while in 2011 he bought her a cocker spaniel puppy, a breed Kate had loved since childhood.

His presents aren’t always so well-received, however. In 2010, he reportedly bought Kate a pair of pearl earrings which she “adored” – until they were swallowed by the family dog.

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