Happy 30th Birthday Prince William! How Is Kate Middleton Celebrating?

21 June 2012 by

Ok, the truth is that we’re not really sure what Kate Middleton’s bought her beau for his big birthday. But if we know the Royal couple, the celebrations for his 30th birthday tonight will be low-key – think a movie (they’re fans of films like The Avengers) and venison pie, which is supposed to be the Prince’s favourite dish. A spokesman for the Royal pair said today, "He will spend some of his birthday at Highgrove, where he has been based this week, then whatever he does at the weekend will be low-key and private."

It’s a far cry from how William celebrated his 21st birthday – an Out of Africa themed party for 300 guests, including Kate, at Windsor Castle. But Prince William’s all grown up. Gone are the days of downing Stella Artois and Sambuca shots (his booze of choice) and dancing to I Like The Way You Move (his and Kate’s favourite song). Since Kate and William moved into a modest cottage in Anglesey, they’ve turned into young fogies – staying in and watching boxsets like The Killing (The Duchess of Cornwall’s recommendation) or popping out to the cinema.

Today is also significant for William because he inherits an estimated £10million from his mother Diana’s estate, which must make buying her Prince a birthday present a tough task for Kate. For Christmas, he bought her their puppy Lupo and some £1900 Kiki McDonough earrings and she bought him some Tiffany cufflinks, a cashmere jumper and a beanie hat – because he’s apparently insecure about losing his hair. All together, ahh!

So happy birthday Wills! Enjoy your big day and here’s hoping you get a slice of your favourite chocolate-biscuit cake. Meanwhile, we'll be paying tribute with a look at your top 30 moments courtesy of the honorary gallery above...

GALLERY >> Prince William's 30 Best Looks

Princess Diana carrying her new born son Prince William in Aberdeen, Scotland - March 1983

Prince William at two years old - June 1984

Prince William's first day at Mrs Mynors Nursery School in Notting Hill, London

Prince William arrives on HMY Britannia at Aberdeen harbour with his mother, Princess Diana.

Prince William at Sandringham House.

Princess Diana taking Prince William and Henry Harry to Wetherby school London, Britain - 1989


Princess Diana and Prince William on holiday at Nevis island, Carribean Sea


Prince William's First Day at Eton College Public School, Windsor, Britain - 1995

Prince William leaving Westminster Abbey for Princess Diana's Funeral, London - 06 Sep 1997

Prince Charles and Prince William at Highgrove, Gloucestershire, Britain - Sep 2000

Prince William chops logs in the village of Tortel, Southern Chile during his Raleigh International expedition

Prince William and Kate Middleton at the Cheltenham Festival horse racing - 2007

Prince William at RAF wings Graduation Ceremony - 11 Apr 2008

Prince William and Kate Middleton at RAF wings Graduation Ceremony - 11 Apr 2008

Prince William and Kate Middleton at The Boodles Boxing Ball in London - 07 Jun 2008

Prince William visiting Sydney, Australia - 20 Jan 2010

Kate Middleton and Prince William at the wedding of Harry Meade to Rosemarie Bradford in Gloucestershire - 23 Oct 2010

The Engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton photocall at St James's Palace - 16 Nov 2010

The Royal Wedding! 29 April 2011

Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge present medals to the Irish Guards - 25 Jun 2011

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William at The Derby, Epsom Downs - 04 Jun 2011

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge Royal Tour, Quebec, Canada - 2 Jul 2011

Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge Royal Tour, Calgary, Canada - 08 Jul 2011

BAFTA 'Brits To Watch' event, Belasco Theatre, Los Angeles, Royal Tour, California, America  - 09 Jul 2011

Prince William shows Queen Elizabeth the Sea King helicopter at RAF Valley in Anglesey - 01 Apr 2011

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee, River Pageant, London, Britain - 03 June 2012

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee, Service of Thanksgiving at St Pauls Cathedral, London, Britain - 05 Jun 2012

Service for the Order of the Garter, St. George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, Britain - 18 Jun 2012


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