An intimate celebration on the cards for Kate's 34th
The Duchess of Cambridge celebrates her 34th birthday today.
The past year has been busy for Kate, who gave birth to her second child Princess Charlotte, now aged eight months, last spring.
Prince George attended his first nursery class this week and was dropped off by his parents on Wednesday.
Highlights from Kate's 2015 public engagements include her inaugural Buckingham Palace State banquet - in honour of China's visiting President Xi Jinping - and her first visit to a prison, HMP Send near Guildford, Surrey.
Later this year the Duke and Duchess will tour India, their first visit to the Commonwealth country.
Kate and husband William are currently based at their Norfolk home Anmer Hall, near the Queen's private Sandringham estate.
With two small children to look after, it is unlikely the duchess will be celebrating into the small hours.
So a quiet candle-lit dinner at their country home could be planned by the Duke to mark the birthday of his wife, who was born at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, on January 9, 1982.
The couple were university sweethearts who met at St Andrews in Scotland before marrying in April 2011.