Royal Baby Watch

Inside Kate Middleton's Intimate 30th Birthday Party

Celebrity News Jan. 10, 2012 AT 1:46PM
Inside Kate Middleton's Intimate 30th Birthday Party Credit: Dave M. Benett/Getty Images

Dirty thirty!

When Duchess Kate turned 30 on Monday, she kept the celebration (her first birthday as a royal) simple. "[She] had a quiet gathering with family and friends on Monday evening," a Palace aide tells Us Weekly. "The dinner was held within private quarters at one of the properties situated by their home at Kensington Palace."

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Kate, Prince William and other loved ones dined on a multi-course meal prepped by one of Kate's favorite chefs.

And while St. James' Palace isn't dishing on what the Duchess received for her birthday, they did release a list of gifts given to the royal couple throughout their tours and  in 2011.

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Presents given to Kate included numerous fascinators and hats, shoes, earrings, dresses, CDs, games and wines, while William, 29, was gifted with clothes, CDs, an iPad, hats, books, and even a jar of Vegemite!

The duo also received note pads, porcelain dolls, recipe books, wine coasters, and caricature posters.

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Many royal watchers are hoping Kate's 31st year will see her become a mom. Featuring the world-famous Queen-to-Be, the February cover of UK mag Tatler even reads "KATE: What to Expect When You're Expecting." Predicting an imminent pregnancy, the accompanying article inside is called "Calendar of a Very Public Pregnancy: How to Cope with Being a Royal If You're Expecting."

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