Kate Middleton to make speech at Prince William’s 30th birthday dinner

Party plans: Kate Middleton is to make a speech at her husband's 30th birthday celebration tomorrow
Party plans: Kate Middleton is to make a speech at her husband's 30th birthday celebration tomorrow©Rex Features

Duchess Kate is planning to pay tribute to Prince William’s late mother Princess Diana, in an emotional speech during his 30th birthday celebrations tomorrow night, according to sources.

The Duchess of Cambridge knows Wills will be acutely aware of the absence of his mother at such an important time in his life, and will no doubt be keen to make sure she honours Diana in the proper way, during an intimate birthday party with close friends.

A source told The Sun that Kate has spent a considerable amount of time planning the bash along with the help of some of William’s closest friends, and wants to make sure it’s everything the Duke could hope for.

“She’s spent weeks planning this. William can’t believe he is 30 so Kate wants all his old friends there,” an insider told the paper.

“It’s very sad Wills’ mum hasn’t seen him hit 30 and Kate will pay tribute to [Princess] Diana in a speech.”

Apparently guests at the party have been asked to bring a prop and make a brief speech about Prince Wills that will provoke memories of his school days. That could be rather interesting...

It’s also thought that William’s younger brother Harry and Kate’s little sister Pippa have been helping out with the plans. With professional party planner Pip involved, we’re sure it’s going to be one right Royal knees-up!

It’s not known where the suspected party will take place, but Kate and William’s home in Anglesey, North Wales, Highgrove House in Gloucestershire or Kensington Palace in London are all possible locations.

The Prince is thought to have marked the actual day of his birthday (June 21), in a low-key style with Kate at home in Wales.


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