King Charles III celebrates his 75th birthday in his first celebration since his coronation in May.
Although he wishes to limit the festivities, he has received numerous warm congratulations, including a touching video reviewing the monarch’s life since his childhood.
King Charles III’s birthday video
The official British royal account posted a 40-second video with photos of the monarch alone, with Queen Elizabeth II, Camilla, and his sons William and Harry.
The latter appears briefly in four photographs despite recent rumors about whether or not he was invited to the birthday.
The prince is expected to make a phone call to his father, although he will not attend the meeting at Clarence House.
“Wishing His Majesty The King a happy 75th birthday,” was the text accompanying the video, along with emojis of a crown and a cake.
👑🎂 Wishing His Majesty The King a happy 75th birthday. pic.twitter.com/UxvMv8WTAj
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) November 14, 2023
Prince Harry and King Charles photos
The photos in which Prince Harry appears were taken in 1984, in this photo the Duke of Sussex appears as a newborn in the arms of his late mother, Princess Diana.
Although in the video appears the caption “1990” in reality the photo dates from 1992, and was taken at Christmas in Sandringham and Prince Harry is barely seen.
The most emotional photograph of father and son is the one from 1997, their first trip together after Diana’s death. Prince Harry and the then Prince Charles undertook a trip to South Africa in November.
The 1999 snapshot is of Charles sharing a winter sports trip to Klosters with his two sons.
Princes William and Kate also congratulated the king with family photos, including one from a 2004 trip to Switzerland with Charles. They omitted Harry this time.
Wishing His Majesty The King a very happy 75th birthday!🎂 pic.twitter.com/emO3gzXiRf
— The Prince and Princess of Wales (@KensingtonRoyal) November 14, 2023
Sarah Ferguson, the king’s former sister-in-law, also wished him a happy birthday with an image from her youth.
Wishing the happiest of birthdays to His Majesty, King Charles III. Long live the King. pic.twitter.com/kfiZpYt3bU
— Sarah Ferguson (Fergie) (@SarahTheDuchess) November 14, 2023
Other royal accounts such as Westminster Abbey expressed their good wishes.
Wishing HM The King a very Happy Birthday today!
His Majesty is pictured here at his Coronation service at the Abbey in May.
📷: PA Images pic.twitter.com/5Urxt1FFd9
— Westminster Abbey (@wabbey) November 14, 2023
Instead of ostentatious festivities, the king had a normal working day with gun salutes across the capital.
His main event was the launch of the Coronation Food Project to reduce food waste, reflecting his priorities of austerity and service.
On his 75th birthday, the monarch received congratulations and good wishes.