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This is how Kate has celebrated her birthday over the years

Duchess Catherine on Christmas Day 2018

Today is the Duchess of Cambridge's birthday! Kate will be turning thirty-seven today and will be celebrating in private with her family at Kensington Palace. She will have spent most of today with Prince Louis, as both her other children, Princess Charlotte and Prince George, started back at school this week and Prince William is attending a charity tea party in London. Kate has not always kept her birthday celebrations as low-key as this year, however...

Kate celebrated her twenty-fifth birthday in 2007. Although she was already in a relationship with Prince William at that time, she did not spend the day with him as he was away on military duty. Instead, the Duchess of Cambridge spent the day with her sister, Pippa. 

The Duchess of Cambridge stuns in Princess Diana's tiara

The Duchess of Cambridge stuns in Princess Diana's tiara

Catherine was once again left to celebrate her birthday alone in 2008, and, once again, it was her sister who spend the most time with her. The Middleton family went out for dinner in Chelsea, London to celebrate Kate's birthday before Kate and Pippa partied the night away at Kitts Club in Sloane Square. 

The Cambridges finally got to spend Kate's birthday together in 2009! Kate turned twenty-seven and William whisked her away to Balmoral estate in Scotland to celebrate. 

Kate's twenty-ninth birthday was a low-key affair for her, but not for her friends Harry Aubrey-Fletcher and Sarah Louise Stourton, who got married on Kate's birthday. The Duchess of Cambridge attended their wedding on her big day. 

When Kate hit the big three-oh in 2012 she kept it simple. It was her first birthday as a member of the Royal Family and so she celebrated with close friends and family at Kensington Palace. 

Duchess Catherine, Prince William, Prince George, Lupo and Tilly

Duchess Catherine, Prince William, Prince George, Lupo and Tilly

The Duchess of Cambridge celebrated her 31st birthday at the Royal Albert Hall, watching a Cirque de Soleil show with her parents, sister and brother. 

In 2014, Catherine celebrated her first birthday as a mother and she spent it taking it easy at Anmer Hall in Norfolk, before joining her parents and siblings in Mustique a few weeks later for a well-deserved holiday. 

The Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte

The Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte

As a mother, the Duchess of Cambridge could not go out on the tiles any more, and so spent her 33rd, 34th and 35th birthdays quietly at home with her family in Norfolk.

Many have speculated that she will be celebrating quietly at home this evening with her family, just like she did last year when she turned thirty-six. We wish the Duchess of Cambridge all the best for the next year!