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Kate Middleton’s milestone 40th birthday falls on Jan. 9! Only a day forward of the large day, the Duchess of Cambridge regarded extra stunning than ever in three gorgeous portraits.

Kate Middleton is simply hours away from celebrating her milestone 40th birthday on Jan. 9. Prematurely of the momentous event, Kensington Palace launched a trio of gorgeous new portraits taken by London’s Kew Gardens photographer Paolo Roversi. Kate regarded more beautiful and regal than ever for the timeless photos that will probably be housed as a part of the everlasting assortment of the Nationwide Portrait Gallery.

Within the first photo, which is in black-and-white, Kate wore a shocking off-the-shoulder white chiffon robe. She regarded off to the aspect as her loosely curled hair blew barely again, displaying off her traditional drop earrings with each pearls and diamonds. Her iconic sapphire engagement ring, made well-known by her late mother-in-law Princess Diana, was prominently displayed on her left hand.

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge hosts a Christmas carol service at Westminster Abbey, London, UK on Dec. 8, 2021. (Tim Rooke/Shutterstock)

The following photograph, revealed by PEOPLE, moved to paint, capturing the wealthy shade of her crimson satin robe. The one-shoulder, asymmetrical quantity featured a dramatic puffed sleeve and pockets, harking back to 1980s style. She added diamond earrings to the gorgeous ensemble, along with her brown hair tousled right into a relaxed curl and brushed to the aspect.

For the third picture, Paolo captured the Duchess of Cambridge’s heat smile with an up-close portrait. Kate regarded like she barely aged a day from her 20s within the youthful black-and-white picture, which appeared to characteristic her carrying minimal make-up. She as soon as once more sported a white costume, this time going with a extra bohemian themed piece adorned with a flower appliqué design.

Past being on show at London’s nationwide gallery — which is ready to re-open in 2023 — the three photos are additionally set to be displayed in Berkshire, St. Andrews and Anglesey that are all locations that Kate has a detailed connection to. Notably, she attended the University of St. Andrews within the early 2000s the place she met her husband Prince William. Earlier than that, Kate spent a lot of her childhood in Bucklebury, which her mother and father Carole and Michael Middleton nonetheless name residence. And eventually, Anglesey is the place Kate and William moved after getting married again in 2011 as William educated within the Royal Air Pressure (they later moved again to London’s Kensington Palace in 2013).

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