Kate Middleton celebrated her 4oth birthday on the 9th of January 2022 and the Duchess received birthday wishes from around the world when she turned 40 over the weekend, but only one special girl got a Twitter reply from the royal.
Mila Sneddon, the 6-year-old girl who started a sweet friendship with Kate after participating in the royal’s Hold Still photography project in 2020, recorded a video wishing the Duchess of Cambridge a happy birthday. Mila’s mom, Lynda, shared the video on Twitter Sunday.
“Happy Birthday Catherine!” Mila said. “I’m so happy you’re turning 40, hope you get nice gifts and love spending time with your family. Bye, lots of love, Mila.” In an unexpected move, Mila got a royal response! A reply from Kate and Prince William’s official Twitter account on Monday said, “Thank you Mila!”
Thank you Mila!
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) January 10, 2022
In 2020, Kate spoke to Mila about her photo, called “Shielding Mila,” which showed the little girl waving to her dad from the other side of a window. Mila and her mother had to isolate away from Mila’s father, Scott, and big sister, Jodi, to protect Mila while she was receiving chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Mila greeted Kate on the phone by saying, “Good morning, Your Royal Highness.”Kate responded with a laugh, “Good morning. My goodness me, you’re so polite, Mila!” During the call, Kate learned that the little girl’s favorite color is pink.
“I have to make sure I go and try to find myself a pink dress,” Kate told her at the time. “Hopefully, when one day, hopefully, Mila, we’ll get to meet, and then I’ll remember to wear my pink dress for you.” Kate made good on her word when the pair met for the first time in May 2021 at at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Scotland, sporting a color block skirt dress by Me+Em in sugar pink/bubblegum.