As a result of cost-cutting, Kate will miss out on royal birthday celebrations.
Due to royal cost-cutting measures, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, will sadly miss out on a birthday tradition ahead of her 40th birthday this weekend.
Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, will turn 40 this weekend, but she will be missing out on a major royal birthday tradition.
The bells at Westminster Abbey will not ring out to mark the Duchess of Cambridge’s birthday on Sunday.
According to Jonathan Sacerdoti, a royal expert, the decision was made as part of the royal household’s “cost-cutting measures.”
“This year, she will miss out on a tradition of Westminster Abbey bells ringing for the birthdays of senior royals,” he explained.
“Except for the Queen and Prince Charles, they have stopped doing that as part of a cost-cutting strategy.”
“So, poor Catherine, those bells won’t even be rung out.”
When compared to her sister-in-law Meghan Markle, he said the Duchess will have a “much more low-key” birthday celebration.
Meghan marked her 40th birthday last year by launching a new initiative aimed at assisting women who were laid off due to the pandemic.
“I don’t think we’ll see anything similar from Kate,” Mr Sacerdoti said.
“We’re going to see something much more low-key.”
“Her birthday is January 9th, and due to the Covid pandemic, she will have a very low-key celebration.”
“The Royal Family will be eager to lead by example.
“She was in lockdown with William and her kids last year.”
Kate is expected to celebrate her birthday with a small group of her closest friends and family members at Anmer Hall this year.
Anmer Hall was where the Cambridges spent the holidays.
Kate’s 39th birthday was celebrated by the Cambridges during lockdown last year, and she was reportedly treated to a tea party hosted by William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
After marrying William in April 2011, Kate will enter her first decade as a member of the Royal Family this year.
This year, the Queen is expected to rely on the Duchess of Cambridge “more than ever.”
Katie Nicholl, a royal author, said the Duchess of Cambridge has “stepped up” and will play an even bigger role in 2022.