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14 NOV 2018

70th BIRTHDAY OF THE PRINCE OF WALES
Lady Alexandra Hooper attends Birthday Party at The Palace

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An official 70th Birthday photograph of

Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales

On 14th November 2018, Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales celebrated his 70th Birthday and as part of the celebrations, Queen Elizabeth II (1926(1952-    ) hosted a party at Buckingham Palace, London.  Guests included many members of the British Royal Family and members of the Royal Families of Europe including: King Philippe, The King of The Belgians (b.1960), accompanied by Queen Mathilde (b.1973); Prince Albert II of Monaco (b.1958); King Harald V of Norway (b.1937), accompanied by Queen Sonja (b.1937), Crown Prince Haakon Magnus of Norway (b.1973) and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway (b.1973); Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark (b.1968), accompanied by Crown Princess Mary of Denmark (b.1972); Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan (b.1970); Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands (b.1938); Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (b.1937), formerly King Simeon II of Bulgaria, accompanied by his wife Margarita (b.1935); Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece (b.1967), accompanied by Crown Princess Marie-Chantal (b.1968).

At the party, The Queen made the following speech and toast - "It is a privilege for any mother to be able to propose a toast to her son on his 70th birthday.  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.  My mother saw me turn 70, of course.  And she was heard to observe that 70 is exactly the age when the number of candles on your cake finally exceeds the amount of breath you have to blow them out.  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.  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.  To you Charles. To The Prince of Wales.” 

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Thomas Hooper & Lady Alexandra Hooper

arriving at Buckingham Palace

for the 70th Birthday Party

for The Prince of Wales

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ABOVE: The 70th Birthday Coin issued by The Royal Mint

RIGHT: Prince Charles,

The Prince of Wales &
Camilla, The Duchess

of Cornwall at

Clarence House,

prior to their departure for

Buckingham Palace

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