Kate Middleton will stay up until midnight for relatable tradition ahead of Prince Louis’ fifth birthday tomorrow

The Princess of Wales takes her three children’s birthdays very seriously – doing her best to make sure they’re all fun and memorable events. 

And with her youngest son Prince Louis set to turn five tomorrow, on April 23, it’s likely the royal will stay up until midnight tonight to follow a touching tradition. 


Kate Middleton is likely to stay up until midnight to make Prince Louis a birthday cakeCredit: AP
Kate told Mary Berry that she loves making cake for her kids for their birthdays


Kate told Mary Berry that she loves making cake for her kids for their birthdaysCredit: PA:Press Association
Charlotte's birthday is just one week later


Charlotte’s birthday is just one week laterCredit: AFP

When George, nine, Charlotte, seven and their brother Louis are all tucked in bed, it’s possible their doting mum, 41, will head to the kitchen to bake a very special birthday cake. 

The brunette beauty’s triannual tradition first came out back in 2019, when she told Mary Berry that she “loves making the cake”. 

Speaking to the pro baker during her BBC programme A Berry Royal Christmas, she said: “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.”

And with her daughter Charlotte’s eighth birthday just one week later, it’s likely she’ll be repeating her midnight baking session on May 1. 

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But a homemade birthday cake isn’t the only tradition Kate and her husband Prince William, 40, follow for these special days as they’re likely to release new portraits of the pair.

Kate famously takes portraits of her children to release to social media on each birthday, giving royal fans a taste of a candid moment shared between the family. 

And just days after this, the three children will be attending King Charles III’s historic Coronation. 

Earlier this month, Buckingham Palace revealed that Prince George is set to be one of eight all-male Pages of Honour at Westminster Abbey on May 6. 

He will be joined by three of Queen Consort Camilla’s grandchildren: Gus and Louis Lopes, the 13-year-old twin sons of Laura Lopes, and Freddy Parker Bowles, 12, who is Tom Parker Bowles’ son. 

Her great nephew Arthur Elliot, 11, will also take part as a page. 

The King’s pages will be Prince George and Lord Oliver Cholmondeley, 13, the son of former Lord Great Chamberlain David Cholmondeley, 62, the 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley and his wife Rose Hanbury, 39.

The Palace announced the remaining King’s pages are 13-year-old Nicholas Barclay, grandson of Camilla’s companion Sarah Troughton, and Ralph Tollemache, 12, the son of Charles’s godson Edward.

Their role will be to hold the King and Queen Consort’s robes during the ceremony – which is expected to be scaled down to around two-and-a-half hours.

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