Like any other mum, the Duchess of Cambridge is eager to make birthdays special for her three children.
And there is one sweet tradition she carries out every year the night before her children’s special days – and it requires her to stay up late.
That’s because once her little ones Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have gone to bed, Kate sets about making them their very own birthday cake.
And with Prince George set to celebrate his eighth birthday tomorrow, it’s likely she’ll be getting busy in the kitchen baking later tonight.
Kate revealed her adorable tradition in 2019 when she and husband Prince William appeared on a special BBC programme with baking expert Mary Berry called A Berry Royal Christmas.
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In it, she spoke of her love for baking and told Mary that when it comes to her children’s birthdays: “I love making the cake.”
She added: “It’s become a bit of a tradition that I stay up ’til midnight with ridiculous amounts of cake mix and icing and I make far too much. But I love it.”
However, it’s not the only tradition in the Cambridge household – especially when it comes to Prince George’s birthday – and it often leaves his dad Prince William struggling.
The future king’s godmother, Julia Samuel, 60, who was a good friend of Diana reveals that she buys ‘impossible’ toys for the youngster that William has to spend days carefully assembling.
She said: “I do to George what [Diana] did to us, which is give impossible toys that are really noisy and take a lot of making.
“William then has to spend days putting together. And then put all the machinery together, and it makes awful tooting noises and lights flashing and all of that.”
She revealed the heartwarming tradition when she was a guest on the podcast How to Fail with Elizabeth Day – in an episode last year to mark what would have been Diana’s 59th birthday.
Describing her adorable godson, she said he was “amazing” – adding her dear friend Diana would have adored him too.