Prince William & Kate Middleton to celebrate ‘low key’ anniversary

It's thought the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will mark their first wedding anniversary with a private celebration

With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s royal wedding among the most spectacular we’ve ever seen, we were hoping for some similarly special celebrations on the couple’s first wedding anniversary.

But as Prince William and Kate Middleton’s landmark day approaches, it seems this might not be so.

WILLIAM AND KATE: A YEAR IN PICTURES

According to insiders, it’s likely the royal couple’s anniversary celebrations will be a low key affair, taking place at their Anglesey home.

‘I would be surprised if we even saw them,’ CBS News Royal Correspondent Victoria Arbiter told the Huffington Post.

‘They just got back from a fairly ritzy skiing holiday with Catherine’s family before William went off to the Falklands. They’ll be aware of how [going away] would be perceived by the public.’

Rumour has it, William could be planning to surprise Kate with an item of jewellery from his mother’s collection, although as she already owns a ring and pair of earrings, it’s unclear which item he’ll choose next.

‘There’s lots of speculation that William might give Kate another item from Diana’s jewellery collection,’ Arbiter reveals.

‘It’s possible. But I think he’s got to be careful if that does prove to be the case. He gave her Diana’s engagement ring; he gave her a pair of Diana’s earrings as a gift. I don’t know that he wants to mark every anniversary with another piece of his mother’s jewellery.

Kate is very gracious and she looks at William giving her any of his mother’s jewellery as a tremendous sign of love but I think any girl at some point is going to be like, “Could I just have something that’s just mine?’”

Insiders say it’s unlikely the Queen will present the couple with a gift, but will write them a letter of congratulation instead.

‘I should not think that the Queen will mark the anniversary with a gift as it is a private moment between the couple,’ official Daybreak news commentator Robert Jobson adds.

‘I am sure she will write to them, as she has done in the past, congratulating them both on the anniversary and on their achievements in the year.’

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