Kate Middleton will celebrate her 39th birthday today at the family's country home after her other plans were scuppered by the new national lockdown.
Prince William, 38, is said to have lined up “special” ideas so the Duchess of Cambridge has a "fun weekend" at Anmer Hall in Norfolk, along with children Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two.
Last year she celebrated her birthday at Kensington Palace with a picture later released of the mum sat on a gate dressed down in a checked shirt, jeans and grey jumper
Meanwhile, Kate's celebrations will also be a far cry from her 26th birthday bash which saw her party the night away with sister Pippa.
William missed his then-girlfriend's birthday in 2008 and apologised due to a clash of plans.
The future king was at the time following in his father's footsteps and earning his wings with the RAF.
The Army officer was on a tough four-month intensive course to help him get to grips with life in the other armed forces.
And so he had to apologise to Kate after failing to find a way to join in with the celebrations.
A royal source said at the time “He has been trying to work out a way of meeting up with Kate but it is difficult because he wants to make the right impression in his first week with the RAF.
“Wills takes his role with the armed forces very seriously and this demanding course will push him. He is going to have to graft.”
Kate was pictured on her big day looking elegant in a white coat as she spent the evening with her family having dinner at a London restaurant.
She later went on to party at a club with sister Pippa until the small hours.
One partygoer said at the time: "Kate looked absolutely radiant. She lit up the room with her smile and was clearly determined to have a great time, with or without her boyfriend."
The family-of-five won't be returning to their London home anytime soon the source has claimed.
The couple, much like many families across the country, have began homeschooling their kids again after schools were closed during the third national lockdown.
It's also believed Kate and William will continue their royal duties via video calls as they did during the first lockdown in March last year.
A palace source told the Mirror : “The family is committed to working together to help the country through the next stage of the crisis.
“Plans are already in place to reach out to a range of charities and businesses and fortunately they are well versed in the world of video calls now.”
Another added: “Once again, the family will be devising ways in which they can best help charities and businesses across the country and aim to give some renewed hope to those who are struggling as we look towards the future without Covid-19.”