One royal that was not an ardent hunting fan was Princess Diana and it seems Edward's wife the countess of Wessex is not either.
Following Kate's birthday hunt 2016 Celebrity Laundry writes "The Countess of Wessex may have voiced her displeasure with the Duchess of Cambridge in private, but nothing seems to stay a secret within Royal circles. Did Princess Sophie’s comments reach Princess Kate’s ears? Can you imagine the fit the Duchess must have thrown upon finding out the Countess dared to pass judgement upon the future Queen?"
But Kate's love affair with hunting is not new. In 2007 the Daily Mail wrote "Deer hunter Kate under fire for going shooting with Royals."
And there are other stories but since William and Kate married on April 29, 2011, a security blanket was wrapped under the couple and it is one that only allows limited publicity and only if it is positive.
From the moment Kate Middleton linked up with the British royal family Prince William went all out to protect her from the often intrusive media.
Since the couple wed and their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrived the British public have been drip fed the occasional family photo op often via Kate's own images but stories of substance are few and far between.
The mainstream media made a deal to publish images released as long as they steered clear of real journalism.
With Queen Elizabeth's advancing years the country and its dominions will sooner or later welcome in a new monarch and while it is son Charles who is destined to succeed his advancing years mean many are already looking toward William and Kate as the natural couple to take the dynasty into the future.
No matter how Kate's hunting news is spun it makes for uncomfortable reading here in the UK.
The hunting act limits hunting in the UK but who really knows what happens on secretive royal estates?
Take this story "Inside the Duchess of Cambridge's hunting love affair" and its angle that Kate "is the epitome of elegance and grace, but Duchess Catherine isn't afraid to get her hands dirty. Despite her lavish royal life, Catherine is still a country girl at heart, taking time out of her bursting at the seams schedule to enjoy one of her favourite pastimes: hunting. Lately she and her husband, Prince William, have been hosting an array of parties at the Anmer hall in rural Norfolk, where they also take part in annual shooting events around their royal Grandmother’s Sandringham estate."
She would do better getting her hands dirty doing some real work rather than killing innocent creatures.
Ten thousand invited guests will attend the celebrations; these people reportedly will be representatives from charities and organisations linked to the Queen and will attend a 'Patron's Lunch'.
In case you want to attend and cheer on the Queen or avoid events ITV news kindly gives the following details:
Friday, 10 June: A service of thanksgiving attended by the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will be held at St Paul's Cathedral
Security will obviously be extreme for all London events and plans to routinely arm more London police officers may conveniently coincide.
Proving that the UK remains as excluding as ever "The majority of tickets for the Patron's Lunch have been allocated to the hundreds of Queen's patronages - but they will be allowed to sell 40% of these to raise money."
Shame ordinary hard-working low-income citizens in this land will be given the cold-shoulder.