prince william kate middleton war horse Kate Middleton turns 30: How is she celebrating?Happy 30th Birthday to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge!

The newest member of the Royal family (and adored woman the world over) Kate Middleton is turning the big 3-0 Monday (Jan. 9). So how is she celebrating?

Palace officials say the celebration will be “low-key and private,” contradicting reports that sister Pippa and brother-in-law Prince Harry were going to throw Catherine an ’80s-themed bash that would include karaoke. We’re kind of hoping that’s still true.

Over the weekend, Kate and William also stepped out on the town for the England premiere of “War Horse,” the Steven Spielberg movie about a boy and his horse. That is what the above picture is from, featuring Kate in a gorgeous Alice Temperley design, as her husband holds an umbrella for her, like the gentleman that we presume he is.

Happy Birthday, Kate! We hope you do indeed get your karaoke on tonight.

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