• Spain's King Juan Carlos joins Kate in a bumper month of royal birthdays

    On January 5, King Juan Carlos of Spain enters his 75th year. His landmark birthday will be celebrated in his native country, where the monarch is a popular and respected figurehead. The king himself will be looking forward to 2013, after a tumultuous twelve months for the Spanish royal family.   King Juan Carlos' big day begins a ripple of royal birthdays that spread out over the month of January. Another important person who will be blowing out candles is the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, who turns 31 on January 9. For many women, their early 30's are a time for self-reflection