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Kate Middleton's 32nd Birthday: Inside Her Party at Home With Baby Prince George

Celebrity News Jan. 15, 2014 AT 12:45PM
Kate Middleton Get all the details on Kate Middleton's cozy dinner party at home with son Prince George for her 32nd birthday on Jan. 9. Credit: Samir Hussein/WireImage

Duchess Kate Middleton's birthday decree: a simple meal at home. The royal feted turning 32 on Thursday, Jan. 9 by throwing a cozy dinner party at Kensington Palace.

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Prince William, 31, returned home early from his University of Cambridge classes to celebrate his wife's special day. (As previously reported, William is currently taking a 10-week program on agricultural management.)

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The Duchess of Cambridge's party guests included parents Carole and Michael Middleton, siblings Pippa and James -- and, of course, her 6-month-old son George.

Asking housekeeper Antonella Fresolone to whip up a meal (her speciality: Italian!) "was easier than going out and leaving George at home," a source tells Us Weekly.

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The simple affair was exactly what the new mom wanted. The insider explains: "She doesn't like a big fuss."

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