Kate Middleton birthday: Duchess takes time out of special day to post touching message | Royal | News

Kate has personally reached out to the royal fans who wished her a happy birthday with a message she wrote herself. In her brief statement, she also thanked one of her sponsors, the National Portrait Gallery, and photographer Paolo Roversi who took the photos published in the run up to her milestone birthday.

She wrote: “Thank you for all your very kind birthday wishes, and to Paolo and the National Portrait Gallery for these three special portraits.”

Emphasizing that she was the person behind the post, the tweet was signed with the initial of the Duchess’s name, a ‘C.’

The tweet also included one of three photographs posted on Saturday night by Kensington Palace.

Mr. Roversi took these stunning portraits in November at Kew Gardens.

Speaking of the experience, he said meeting and working with Kate was a “true honor”.

He added: “I was moved by her warm and friendly welcome and enchanted by her shining eyes which reflected the beauty of her soul and her smile showing the generosity of her heart.

“It was for me a deep and rich experience, an unforgettable moment.”

Praising Kate, the photographer also called her a “wonderful person” who “with her positive energy can bring hope to the whole world.”

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The Duchess mentioned the National Portrait Gallery in her brief tweet, as her last three portraits will be included in the gallery’s permanent collection.

They will also participate in the “Coming Home” exhibition, which will present several works of art from across the country in areas significant to the subjects represented.

The three portraits of Kate will be on display in Berkshire, where her parents Michael and Carole live, in St Andrews, where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met and attended college, and in Anglesey, where the Cambridges have been to first lived as a married couple.

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Kate is believed to be spending her milestone birthday in private with those close to her.

The Duchess of Cambridge has not been seen in public since Christmas Day, when she attended the morning service at St Mary Magdalene Church with Prince William and their three children.

The Cambridges spent the festivities at their Norfolk home, where they were joined by a few members of Kate’s family.

The Duke and Duchess have yet to resume public duties – but are widely expected to return to work next week, after George, Charlotte and Louis return to school.

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