Kate Middleton Turns 36: All the Exciting Things to Come this Year

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Happy Birthday Your Royal Highness! Kate Middleton turns 36 on Tuesday, and to celebrate we’re looking forward to the exciting year the Duchess of Cambridge has ahead.

It’s a big year both in her personal life and in her professional work as a royal. In addition to dazzling us all with her chic maternity wear, Kate will also be celebrating the birth of her third child, a royal wedding, and some exciting public appearances.

Here’s what she can expect in 2018:

Baby Bliss

Baby No. 3 is due to arrive this spring! Middleton is currently expected to give birth to her third child this April. No doubt Prince George and Princess Charlotte will make the perfect older siblings. The baby’s gender is still a mystery, so put your bets in now!

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to share a new photograph of their family. The image features on Their Royal Highnesses' Christmas card this year. The photograph shows The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their two children at Kensington Palace. It was taken earlier this year by @chrisjacksongetty Their Royal Highnesses have also announced this morning that Princess Charlotte will attend the Willcocks Nursery School in London from January 2018. The Willcocks Nursery School has said: "We are delighted that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen the Willcocks Nursery School for Princess Charlotte. We look forward to welcoming Charlotte to our nursery in January."

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Sister-in-Law!

After walking down the aisle herself in 2011, Kate will take a backseat on May 19 at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The highly anticipated event will likely be Kate’s first official outing after giving birth to her third child the month before. Kate previously gushed about Meghan and Harry’s engagement in November, saying, “William and I are absolutely thrilled. It’s such exciting news.”

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Royal Tour

Not exactly a babymoon, but hey, it counts! Kate Middleton and Prince William are jetting off at the end of this month for the Royal Tour of Norway and Sweden. The couple will be gone from Jan. 30 through Feb. 2, nearing the start of her third trimester.

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Charity Events

New year, new responsibilities! This year Kate and William will be helping out Queen Elizabeth more than ever. The couple are already patrons to several prestigious organizations, including Wimbledon, but with Prince Philip’s recent retirement, they will step in to pick up even more of the duties.

Kate’s daughter, Princess Charlotte, recently celebrated her first day of nursery school. Watch the clip below to see more!

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