- King Charles III is turning 75
- William and Kate wanted to galvanize the occasion
- THIS is how they celebrated Charles
"Wishing His Majesty The King a very happy 75th birthday!" they posted, alongside a trio of touching photos, complete with a birthday cake emoji to sweeten the deal. The first snap takes us back to a 2004 ski holiday in Klosters, Switzerland, showing a jovial Charles and William, arms wrapped in a familial hug.
They have rarely looked happier
Noticeably absent from the snowy scene was Prince Harry, sparking whispers of royal whereabouts. The second image, a Charles solo, captures a moment of environmental stewardship during a state visit to France. The third photo, a balcony scene from Trooping the Colour, features the King with Queen Camilla, the Wales family, and a select few royals, marking a notably slimmed-down celebration.
While the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan, were a no-show for the birthday parade. The royal family's official pages joined the chorus, releasing a heartwarming video montage of King Charles' life, from his investiture as Prince of Wales to his coronation, showcasing a lifetime of royal moments.
A working birthday...
But the birthday boy wasn't just basking in well-wishes; he was out championing a cause close to his heart. King Charles and Queen Camilla visited a distribution center in Didcot, launching the Coronation Food Project to combat food waste and feed the nation. His commitment to conservation and social welfare echoed in a poignant piece he penned for The Big Issue magazine.
As if the day couldn't get any sweeter, Charles was serenaded with a bashful "Happy Birthday" at the center, captured in a video shared by Rebecca English of the 'Daily Mail'. Meanwhile, Westminster Abbey's bells and gun salutes across the nation added a majestic soundtrack to the celebrations.
Charles and Camilla spent the day at the Coronation Food Project where he was treated to a special rendition of "Happy Birthday" by the staff in attendance.
The Prince and Princess of Wales weren't the only members of the royal family to wish Charles a happy birthday. Sarah Ferguson (a.k.a. Fergie) also took to X (formerly Twitter) to share a black-and-white throwback photo of Charles, writing, "Wishing the happiest of birthdays to His Majesty, King Charles III. Long live the King."
Harry and Meghan were rumored to have turned down an invitation to the party. "In response to U.K. media headlines, there has been no contact regarding an invitation to His Majesty’s upcoming birthday. It is disappointing the 'Sunday Times' has misreported this story," a spokesperson for Harry and Meghan said.
With the royal festivities still underway, whispers of a private family gathering in honor of the King are keeping the royal rumor mill in full swing. Stay tuned, royal enthusiasts, as the birthday bash continues!