Kate Middleton celebrates 30th birthday with presents fit for a Duchess

Big birthday: Kate Middleton aka the Duchess of Cambridge marked her special birthday last week
Big birthday: Kate Middleton aka the Duchess of Cambridge marked her special birthday last week©David Fisher/Rex Features

Kate Middleton was pampered like a princess – or a duchess to be more accurate – last Monday (January 9), when she celebrated her landmark 30th birthday.

Among her gifts, the lucky Duchess of Cambridge is believed to have received an uber-cute black Labrador puppy from husband Prince William.

A well-known animal lover, Kate has been spotted taking the puppy for walks alongside William at their home in Anglesey, Wales, in recent days.

A source told the Mirror: “The dog is ever so cute. The Duke and Duchess have been seen with it several times and he runs along at their heels.

“They are constantly in fits of laughter as it tries to catch them up.”

The prince had a black Labrador called Widgeon when he was a boy, and no doubt thought the loveable breed would make a perfect family pet.

Other presents Kate received on her big birthday are said to have included a stylish pair of £1,627 grey suede Christian Louboutin boots from celebrity friend Victoria Beckham, as well as a matching belt.

Apparently fashion designer Vic decided it was a perfect gift for Kate after the duchess openly admired the boots.

A source told People:  "Now they are pals, Victoria was compelled to send a gift to Kate on her birthday.

"I'm sure she absolutely loved them. She's so gracious and so grateful for everything she gets."

Meanwhile it appears that Kate decided to mark her special birthday with an intimate meal for close family and friends, rather than the 80s-themed bash she was rumoured to be attending.

Kate and William’s closest friends – including nightclub owner Guy Pelly – are believed to have organised the evening in a private dining room in Kensington Palace, where the duchess’ favourite chef whipped up a sumptuous meal for the party.

A source told the Mirror: "Yes, it's a milestone birthday, but it's been a year of milestones for Kate and she's happy to keep things low key.

"She will be celebrating it but it will just be with a few people and it won't be anything fancy.

"Of course she wants to raise a glass to an incredible year and to this new decade of her life but she doesn't feel the need to go wild."

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