King Charles III expected to keep birthday celebrations ‘minimal’ this year

Aug 17, 2023
Instead of a grand celebration, King Charles will reportedly celebrate with friends and family in a private dinner at Highgrove. Source: Getty Images.

King Charles III is set to celebrate his birthday this year with a touch of simplicity, breaking away from the usual extravagant royal festivities.

Royal birthdays are typically known for their large-scale celebrations, however, Charles’ 75th birthday on November 14 will be taking a different route with celebrations for the big day expected to be “minimal”.

“There’s been enough fly-pasts and marches,” a royal insider told the Daily Mail.

“His Majesty is not given to fuss over such things as it is but he is [also] acutely conscious there have been many set-piece royal events of late and his firm thinking is that events to mark his birthday will be minimal.”

Instead of a grand celebration, King Charles will reportedly celebrate with friends and family in a private dinner at Highgrove.

This year has already been packed with royal celebrations, including the grand Coronation of the King and  the recent Trooping the Colour ceremony.

After a lifetime as the heir to his late mother Queen Elizabeth II, King Charles became the oldest sovereign to be crowned at London’s Westminster Abbey on Saturday, May 6 in front of over 2300 guests and millions watching around the world.

In a ceremony steeped in tradition and grandeur, King Charles was crowned as Britain’s new monarch in historic scenes that had not been witnessed by the public in 70 years.

 

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Later in the year, King Charles captivated the world with his first Trooping the Colour ceremony

King Charles took centre stage at this year’s ceremony, riding on horseback alongside Prince William, Prince Edward, and Princess Anne. He became the first Monarch in decades to do so, following in the footsteps of his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, who last rode in 1986 on her beloved horse, Burmese.

Throughout the day’s proceedings, thousands of royal fans eagerly awaited the Royal Family’s appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

King Charles and Queen Camilla took their place front and centre alongside the Prince and Princess of Wales and their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

Also on the balcony were the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, and Princess Anne and her husband Timothy Laurence as well as Prince Edward, Duke of Kent.

 

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The event drew to a close with the impressive RAF flyover. As senior royals watched on intently from the balcony of Buckingham Palace, 70 aircraft flew by trailing plumes of red, white and blue smoke to cheers and a rendition of God Save The King from the crowds below.

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