Over the weekend, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton celebrated her birthday as she hit a significant milestone—the big 40.
Kensington Palace celebrated the occasion by releasing three brand new portraits of the duchess in honour of her special day. The photos were shot by fashion photographer Paolo Roversi in Kew Gardens last November.
The three portraits, which feature the elegant royal family member in three different designer gowns, will be added to the permanent collection at the National Portrait Gallery, said Kensington Palace in a statement.
Looking back on her illustrious career as a working senior member of the British royal family, some of her greatest achievements were when she travelled the world for royal tours before Covid-19 hit. The connections she made with people from around the world, the experiences she shared and the way she united nations is unparallel.
Some of her most iconic trips took place when she visited various parts of Asia including Singapore and Malaysia while on her Diamond Jubilee Tour of Southeast Asia in 2012 with her husband, Prince William. She also visited other Asian countries such as India and Pakistan on other official trips.
Take a trip down memory lane with some of her greatest Asian trip highlights below.