It’s Kate Middleton’s birthday today! The Duchess turns 31 years old today, January 9th. The birthday girl already has the best present of all: she’s about to become a Mom and, if rumour has it, she will also be the owner of a new house (an alleged birthday present from Prince William this year). Although the Duchess of Cambridge plans to have a quiet birthday party this year with just close friends and family, we decided to take a look back at some of the best Kate Middleton party dresses from the last year to celebrate her special day.
On the eve of her 30th birthday last year, Kate Middleton wore a black lace V-neck gown by Alice Temperley to the London premiere of War Horse with Prince William. Kate is huge fan of the British label, and she looked absolutely stunning in this long-sleeved V-neck gown. In fact, it was one of her best looks in 2012. We don’t expect Kate Middleton to be wearing the same kind of form-fitting birthday dress this year, now that she’s pregnant. In fact, rumour has it that’s she planning a quiet evening at home… which could be a very different home altogether if Prince William surprises her with a new house for her birthday. Last year, he gave her a pet dog. Now with a baby on the way, a new home seems like the logical next step… at least if you’re a prince and capable of giving your wife a house for her birthday.
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One of our favourite Kate Middleton looks of the last year was the teal Jenny Packham dress that she wore to the London Olympic gala concert. As excited as we are to see Kat wear maternity clothes and become a mom, we have to admit that we’re going to miss seeing her on the red carpet in figure-flattering designs for a while.
Just after announcing her pregnancy, Kate Middleton made first official appearance as a mom-to-be presenting with David Beckham at the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year Awards. Kate wore a green dress from Alexander McQueen to make her debut as a pregnant woman. Interestingly enough, Alexander McQueen designer Sarah Burton has said she’s hoping to design maternity clothes for Kate. Maternity clothes as a birthday present for the Duchess, perhaps?
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Photos Courtesy of: Startraks, BBC