Kate Middleton is all set to mark her 30th birthday on January 9 -- and her little sister Pippa and brother-in-law Prince Harry are determined to make it an occasion to remember.
According to reports, Pippa and Harry have been busy planning an 80s-themed bash for Kate over the last few months, and are determined to give her the night of her life.
Special gift for my beloved: William is rumoured to be commissioning an oil portrait of Kate to mark her turning 30 on Monday. file pic
The "intimate" party for close friends and family will include themed dancing, cocktails and karaoke, to mark the decade Kate was born in -- and will be a chance for the royal newlywed to really let her hair down.
"In many ways, this is going to be Kate's last chance to let go like she did back in the old days when she and William first met," a 'royal source' was quoted telling Grazia magazine.
Kate is said to have asked guests to simply donate to charity rather than buy her expensive gifts but apparently husband Prince William is planning to commission a rather special oil portrait of Kate, to mark her first year as a member of the Royal Family.
The Queen is also reportedly planning to give Kate a tiara from her collection as a gift to mark the special birthday.