Birthday in the intimacy of the family, today, for Kate Middleton, wife of the heir to the British throne William and future queen consort, who turns 41 a little earlier than her husband (six months younger) in the midst of the storm unleashed on the royal family by the autobiography of the rebel prince Harry: entitled 'Spare' and out tomorrow all over the world, but already viewed in full version by various media and anticipated for a few days in its most explosive revelations.
Target of some of the most scabrous recriminations advanced in the book by William's younger brother, especially in relation to the shadows of the relationship between sisters-in-law with Meghan, Kate - who is now respectfully referred to in the palace communiqués with the formal name of Catherine - celebrates as usual the birthday privately: with her husband and three children, George (second in line to the crown), Charlotte and Louis.
However, the anniversary is publicly greeted by the island press - deployed to a large extent alongside her and alongside the leaders of the Royal Family in the conflict that opened with the dukes of Sussex - by portraits and smiling images of the birthday girl, to underline the style that comes to her recognized.
While among the greetings the one spread via social media by King Charles III, his father-in-law, and by the queen consort Camilla stands out: "Today we wish the Princess of Wales a very happy birthday!", it reads, next to the emoji of a cake with candles.
The message is accompanied by a beautiful photo of Kate, as she kneels to receive a bouquet of flowers from a little girl: photo taken on September 22 during the first visit with William to Welsh land, after the death of 96-year-old Queen Elizabeth and their rise to the rank of prince and princess of Wales, as if to highlight her role in the Windsor house as future sovereign.