Kate turns 37: Could this be her happiest year yet?

Happy birthday to the Duchess of Cambridge

It’s hard to tell exactly what age you’ll be the most content. Of course, it’s different for everyone, but studies suggested 37 could be the magic number. For many people, by this age you’ve ticked off a fair few milestones, whether it’s kids, a stable relationship, financial security or your dream job.

So the Duchess of Cambridge – whose birthday it is today – should be excited about having a pretty great year ahead of her.

This isn’t to say her 36th year has been a slouch though. In fact, it’s been a pretty good one for the royal – and here’s why.

She gave birth

William and Kate with baby George

The proud parents after the birth of Louis

Arguably the biggest moment of Kate’s 36th year, on April 23 of 2018 Prince Louis was born – a particularly patriotic occasion because it coincided with St George’s Day. It’s just a shame the Cambridges had already used that name for their first child…

She gained a new sister-in-law

Kate and Meghan at Wimbledon

The two duchesses went to Wimbledon together last summer

There’s no doubt it’s been a big year for the royals at large. This year the Duke and Duchess of Sussex tied the knot, which means Kate gained a new sister-in-law with Meghan joining the family.

Despite inevitable rumours of a ‘feud’ between the two women, they seem to be getting along pretty well if you ask us. They even go out without their respective husbands – like when they saw Serena Williams play at Wimbledon.

She toured Scandinavia

The Duchess of Cambridge is escorted into dinner by King Harald V of Norway

Kate attends a state dinner in Oslo, escorted by King Harald V of Norway

Despite being around six months pregnant, Kate still managed to a Nordic tour with William, soon after her 36th birthday.

The couple went to Norway and Sweden, attending state events and battling the January snow. Kate suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum during her pregnancy, characterised by horrific morning sickness and vomiting (during her first pregnancy it actually sent her to hospital). Considering this, she managed to still perform most of her royal duties – and even looked amazing in a blush Alexander McQueen gown for a formal dinner in Oslo.

She continued her charity work

Duchess of Cambridge at a children's hospital

Kate during a visit to Evelina’s Children’s Hospital in London

The Windsors are no strangers to giving back, and despite a whirlwind year of babies and weddings, Kate still made time to work with causes dear to her.

William and Kate staged a Santa’s grotto at Kensington Palace for RAF families separated from their loved ones – even joining a snowball fight. The couple visited the RAF Akrotiri base in Cyprus to thank troops serving overseas at Christmas, too.

Kate also dedicated time to visiting children’s hospitals and charities for rough sleepers, among other endeavours.

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