A joyous occasion! Kate Middleton is pulling out all of the stops for her husband, Prince William, in honor of his upcoming birthday.
"Kate always makes birthdays and celebrations special for William and the children," royal expert Katie Nicholl told OK! magazine. "She's very much like her mother Carole [Middleton] in that respect. She'll be aware that this year has been tough for William and will want both his birthday and Father's Day to be special for him."
"Kate keeps William very grounded and she likes to show how important he is to her and the children," she added. "Especially after everything they've been through this year. It's only brought them closer."
Nicholl also shared that Kate, 39, will most likely bake a cake for the big day — and her children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, will make homemade cards and gifts.
In the meantime, Kate has been trying to get her husband and Prince Harry back on the same page again.
"Catherine comes from a very stable, warm and loving family and she wants that for everybody around her," expert Angela Levin noted to OK! magazine. "She wants William to make amends with Harry, but understands his reluctance."
Despite the family rift, it seems like William and Kate are in a great place.
"It seems an unexpected consequence of the family conflict has been to help William and Kate find equilibrium in their own marriage," royal expert Camilla Tominey explained to Stella magazine. "What started out as an uneven match between a blue-blooded prince and his ‘plus one' has now blossomed into a two-peas-in-a-pod kind of partnership."
During their recent tour of Scotland, they even got some much-needed alone time.
“Their Royal Highnesses have been in the East Neuk of Fife today and surprised us by ending their visit with a takeaway fish supper, which the Duchess told us, was a lovely ‘trip down memory lane,'” the restaurant wrote via Facebook about the couple's outing. “They enjoyed the whole takeaway experience, as most visitors to Anstruther do, sitting on a bench by the harbour, while no doubt keeping a watchful eye out for the local, hungry seagulls!”