Prince Charles celebrated his 70th birthday with a royalty-packed private event in Buckingham Palace! Charles and Camilla were photographed before they left for his birthday party hosted by his mother Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace. The Prince of Wales wore a black tuxedo and Camilla looked regal in a off-the-shoulder navy gown. She finished of her look with dangling diamond earrings and a diamond necklace.
The Queen made a touching speech dedicated to her eldest son and the future king of England. “It is a privilege for any mother to be able to propose a toast to her son on his 70th birthday,” the 92-year-old monarch began. “It means that you have lived long enough to see your child grow up. It is rather like — to use an analogy I am certain will find favour — planting a tree and being able to watch it grow.”
“Over his 70 years, Philip and I have seen Charles become a champion of conservation and the arts, a great charitable leader — a dedicated and respected heir to the throne to stand comparison with any in history — and a wonderful father,” the monarch said. “Most of all, sustained by his wife Camilla, he is his own man, passionate and creative.”
“So this toast is to wish a happy birthday to my son, in every respect a duchy original,” Queen Elizabeth concluded, jokingly referring to the company which her son set up in 1990 to sell organic food products. “To you Charles. To the Prince of Wales.”
Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were spotted arriving at Charles’ celebration. Will and Kate made a glamorous entrance at the Palace. Kate looked like a goddess in a pink gown and giant jeweled dangle earrings while Prince William wore a suit alongside her.
Meghan and Harry, who are expecting her first child in the spring, arrived to the palace in a separate car. She had a chic updo and dangling chandelier earrings. These are the same earrings she wore at a state dinner in Fiji during her royal tour. Unfortunately we can’t see her dress, but what it looked like from the photos the Duchess opted for an off-the-shoulder design for the party.
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Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark
Queen Mathilde of Belgium
Queen Rania of Jordan
Prince Albert of Monaco
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank
Zara and Mike Tindall
Lady Gabriella Windsor