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Kate Middleton news: Clever way Kate to give Princess Charlotte birthday party in lockdown

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, 38, has had a busy couple of weeks as Prince Louis, two, and Princess Charlotte, four, have birthdays within days of one another. Last week the Duchess released adorable new snaps of Louis to mark his special milestone and is expected to do the same for Charlotte.

While social distancing measures are keeping families across the UK apart, Kate has planned a virtual party for Charlotte online, an insider has claimed.

Kate’s parents Carole and Michael Middleton are hands-on grandparents and will be sad to miss out on Charlotte’s special day.

The couple lives in Berkshire and grandmother Carole runs her own party supplies business, Party Pieces which specialises in children’s birthdays.

According to royal expert Angela Mollard the grandparents and may have put together an important delivery for Charlotte on her big day.

Speaking to podcast Royals, Ms Mollard said: “The great thing about having the Middletons as your grandparents is that no occasion will go unmarked.

“And they are at the forefront of any development in the party world. They are very business savvy as a couple.

“In fact, Kate, Pippa and James have all worked for their party planning company over the years at various times.

“I imagine there’s been a special delivery to Anmer Hall in Norfolk, especially for Charlotte.”

She added: “I don’t think she’ll be short of fancy dress costumes and party hats and whistles and the like. They’ll make sure of that.”

Speaking to the BBC last month Kate and William revealed they had been keeping in touch with Royal Family members and Kate’s parents with regular video calls.

So Charlotte is expected to see birthday wishes from the Queen and Prince Philip at Windsor Castle and from her grandfather Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall in Scotland.

According to one royal insider, Kate has organised a Zoom Party for Charlotte so that she can celebrate her birthday with friends and family.

The source said: “The family has arranged a Zoom party for her, so she can speak to family and friends.

“Then, they have put together a full plan that will give her all the fun of a birthday – including cake and games – despite the extraordinary circumstances we are faced with.

“Her great-grandmother will be joining the family call on the big day.

“As far as Charlotte is concerned, the important part is that her whole family are by her side to say happy birthday.”

The insider added: “And you have to realise that she doesn’t know anything different – she’s grown up with tablets and video calls, so she won’t be fazed.”

Kate is a dab hand in the kitchen and has previously revealed she loves nothing more than staying up late to make her children’s birthday cakes.

Speaking to chef Mary Berry in a BBC Christmas cooking special, Kate said: “I love making the cake.

“It’s become a bit of a tradition that I sort of stay up until midnight with ridiculous amounts of cake mix and icing, I make far too much, but I love it.”

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