Celebrations as Duchess of Cambridge marks 37th birthday

The Duchess of Cambridge is celebrating her 37th birthday.

The royal is expected to mark the occasion on Wednesday with husband the Duke of Cambridge and their three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

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The Duchess of Cambridge, who is celebrating her 37th birthday, looks at a cake in Luxembourg in 2017 (Jeff Spicer/PA)

William has an official engagement in the day when he meets pilots and paramedics from London’s Air Ambulance.

Kate has had a busy 12 months on the family front, giving birth to Prince Louis last April and becoming a mother of three.

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Kate and newborn Prince Louis outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in London (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Over the coming year, the Cambridges’ middle child Charlotte is set to turn four in May and then start school in September, when she will most likely join George at private school Thomas’s Battersea.

George will be celebrating his sixth birthday in July, while baby Louis, turns one on April 23.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George and Princess Charlotte at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding (Jane Barlow/PA)

Kate has also become an aunt to sister Pippa Matthew’s baby son Arthur, and the Cambridges are also awaiting the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s first child in the spring – another cousin for George, Charlotte and Louis.

The Prince of Wales with his family in the garden of Clarence House.

The photo was taken by @ChrisJack_Getty to mark The Prince’s 70th birthday. pic.twitter.com/L7mnUY6nD7

— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) November 13, 2018

Catherine Elizabeth Middleton was born to Carole and Michael Middleton at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading on January 9 1982.

She was christened at the parish church of St Andrew’s Bradfield in Berkshire on June 20 1982.

Amman in Jordan was home to Kate and her family for a few years in the mid 1980s, where she attended a nursery school from the age of three, before returning to Berkshire.

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Kate with William while they were dating, with Prince Harry watching the rugby at Twickenham (David Davies/PA)

At the age of 13, she went to the exclusive, private Marlborough College in Wiltshire, where she part-boarded.

During her time there, she represented the college at tennis, hockey and netball.

She graduated in 2005 with a 2:1 in History of Art from St Andrews University where she met and began dating Prince William, whom she married in 2011.

Kate – now an HRH and a future queen – is patron of 17 charities and organisations, and has focused her charity work on helping children have the best possible start in life, particularly surrounding their mental health.