Kate Middleton

Kensington Palace has released a new beautiful portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton to mark her 38th birthday, amid her day being overshadowed by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle news stepping down from their roles.

In the image taken by Matt Porteous, the future Queen is pictured in her £130 Fjallraven ‘Ovik’ Re-Wool Sweater and jeans while posing at her Norfolk home, Anmer Hall, in September 2018.

The portrait was released on the Kensington Royal social media page, with a message of thanks to her well-wishers.

“Thank you, everyone, for all your lovely messages on The Duchess of Cambridge’s birthday!”

https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/status/1215228650292948998

This is coming after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their shocking announcement on the eve of the Duchess of Cambridge’s birthday

Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, announced they will be stepping back as ‘senior royals’, as they intend to become ‘financially independent’ and split their time between the UK and North America and will walk away from Royal funds in order.

Meanwhile, Kate Middleton’s family have arrived at Kensington Palace for the birthday celebrations.