On this fine Wednesday, Grazia Daily will be having a celebratory slice of cake for breakfast. Why? Because it's the Duchess of Cambridge's birthday, of course! Yes, Kate Middleton turns 31 today - surely that makes it a public holiday?
Although we're not entiiirely sure of her bday plans, St James's Palace suggest that the Duchess will be celebrating 'privately'. So don't expect to see her stumbling out of Mahiki on Harry's arm at midnight, not least because she's 12 weeks pregnant and has a nasty case of morning sickness. Instead, we imagine Kate will be decked out in a comfy onesie while being pampered by hubby Wills. The couple are thought to be at their home in north Wales where the Duke works as an RAF Search and Rescue helicopter pilot. Romantic dinner for two in front of the telly? Oh, go on then.
It's been quite a year for the young royal. As well as announcing her much-anticipated pregnancy in December, K-Middy has toured the world and braved a topless scandal. She became an enthustiastic cheerleader during the London Olympics this summer and even indulged in some woodland walking with a bunch of kids in Kent. Kate Middleton waxworks popped up around the world too.
Along the way, we've seen a parade of princess-perfect ensembles from our Kate. The Duchess has continued her penchant for high-street hits from the likes of Whistles and Zara, but has dabbled in high-end brands more than ever too. Her favourite go-to designer is Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen (you know, the one who created that wedding dress), but she's also caused our jaws to drop thanks to vibrant floor-sweepers from Jenny Packham and Amanda Wakeley as well as Christopher Kane and Mulberry numbers.
She accessorised her royal wardrobe with a subtle-yet-oh-so-shocking hair update, dressed up as a Disney princess (probably), played football in a pair of wedges and successfully avoided a 'Pippa Bottom Situation'. And, proving once again that she’s not just any old royal, Middy topped Vanity Fair’s best dressed list – for the third year in a row, people!
See the birthday girl's greatest looks EVER in the gallery below >>