The Duchess of Cambridge sent a personal message to the well-wishers on her 40th birthday.
Kate celebrated the milestone today and went to Twitter to send her fans a thank you message.
It rarely happens that the Duchess and her husband William personally write their own tweets from the @KensingtonRoyal Twitter page – with just one recent example of the Duke telling the English football team that they “all hold their heads up and so proud can be. “you”.
The Duchess wrote on the website: “Thank you for all your lovely birthday wishes.”
She also thanked Paolo Roversi and the National Portrait Gallery for publishing three portraits of her on the occasion of her 40th year.
The Duchess added, “And to Paolo and the National Portrait Gallery for these three special portraits.”
She signed the tweet with a “C” for Catherine.
Mr. Roversi – a celebrated fashion photographer – took the pictures to be shown in the Berkshire, St Andrews and Anglesey parish – all significant locations for the future Queen – as part of the National Portrait Gallery’s Coming Home exhibition ahead of its reopening next Year.
Photographing the Duchess was a “moment of pure joy,” said Roversi.
He added, “I was touched by her warmth and friendly welcome, and bewitched by her shining eyes that reflected the loveliness of her soul and her smile that showed the generosity of her heart.
“For me it was a deep and rich experience, an unforgettable moment. I got to know a wonderful person who can bring hope to the whole world with his positive energy. “
Members of the royal family, including the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, also publicly sent their best wishes to the Duchess.
A tweet sent by Clarence House’s Twitter account read: “I wish the Duchess of Cambridge a happy 40th birthday today!”
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