Prince Charles officially turned 70 on Tuesday (13 November), and how could one celebrate such a special milestone as at a dinner party with close friends and family? Hosted at Buckingham Palace, it was no surprise that the Queen's tribute to Prince Charles turned out to be the highlight of the night during his birthday dinner, highlighting the heartwarming bond the Queen and her son share.
The Dukes and Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex were present, alongside Prince Philip, the newly wed Princess Eugenie, and Jack Brooksbank and Princess Beatrice, among many other close royal family members and friends, Hello . At the beginning of the Black Tie event the Queen raised a glass to celebrate Charles's birthday and spoke of the privilege of "proposing a toast to her son on his seventieth birthday" Daily Mail reports. "It means that you have lived long enough to see your child grow up, it's more like I would certainly find favor ̵
Charles & # 39; s parents are obviously proud of everything he has achieved as heir to the throne, but are also proud of how he has expanded the family with his children. "In his seventy years, Philip and I have seen Charles become a champion of nature conservation and the arts, a great philanthropic leader – a dedicated and respected heir to the throne who can compete with anyone in history – and a wonderful father."
She continued, "Above all, with the help of his wife Camilla, he is his own man, passionate and creative, so this toast wishes you a happy birthday Son, a duchy original in every sense, to you Charles to the Prince of Wales. "
I'm sorry, but every time I read the queen and call her son a" duchy original. " I just do not. That's the best we've had in 2018, that's for sure.
And if that was not enough, the Queen also described how the Queen Mother felt when she was watching her eldest daughter at the age of 70, and referred to a jovial adage about this milestone. "She heard that 70 is exactly the age when the number of candles on your cake will eventually exceed the amount of breath you have to blow out."
Charles was reportedly "touched" by his mother's speech when the Daily Mail pointed out that the royal family was "not because of their public statements is known of love and affection. "
This has proved quite contrary in recent years. With the arrival of grandchildren and grandchildren, the sheer number of royal weddings and the rise of revealing documentary films, it seems that the royal family feels much better when they show their love to each other in public. I mean, you just have to take a look at this photo of The Prince of Wales, surrounded by his wife, children, daughters-in-law and grandchildren, to see this in action.
Whatever the future holds, I'm definitely curious what this openness will bring in the future.