Happy Birthday Your Royal Highness
On Wednesday, the Queen’s oldest son will celebrate his 70th birthday.
The invites have gone out, Buckingham Palace’s state rooms are booked and the Queen is planning a lavish celebration, at which even Prince Philip is rumoured to be making a rare appearance.
All very grand. But while Prince Charles is known to enjoy a party with the best of men, I suspect, he will also ( like most of us) enjoy the simple pleasures on the big day. A kiss from Camilla, talking to his sons and listening in delight as his grandchildren – Prince George, five, and Princess Charlotte, three – sing Happy Birthday to him.
Happy Birthday from us, Charles, we wish you the best of days! EDITOR SIOBHAN WYKES
The Queen is set to throw a jolly good bash for Charles, as he hits the big 7-0