Queen gives the most touching toast to son Prince Charles on his 70th birthday
The Queen also praised her son's dedication towards saving the environment and raising a family in her thoughtful birthday toast
Prince Charles definitely celebrated his birthday with an incredible bash, and he was also surprised by an emotional toast from his mother, the Queen. The monarch reportedly gave a very sweet speech on her eldest son's birthday, praising him and noting that she was honored to be there to experience the milestone.
In her delightful speech for her son and heir to the throne, the Queen said at the Buckingham Palace birthday bash, "It is a privilege for any mother to be able to propose a toast to her son on his 70th birthday." She continued, "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 favor — planting a tree and being able to watch it grow."
The monarch added, "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."
The Queen also praised her son's dedication towards saving the environment and raising a family. "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," the Monarch said. "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," Queen Elizabeth concluded, jokingly referring to the company which her son set up in 1990 to sell organic food products. "To you Charles. To the Prince of Wales."
Prince Charles' birthday party also saw both his sons and their wives in attendance, and all of them looked absolutely smashing at the event. Kate was spotted wearing a one-shoulder ruffled pink gown with a show-stopping updo, an outfit choice that glamorously showed off her glittering diamond drop earrings surrounded by a pear-shaped stone.
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Meghan and Harry, who arrived in a separate car, also looked like quite the loving couple. The Duchess of Sussex, who is currently pregnant with her first child, sported a classic dress. Meghan, taking a page out of Kate's recycling book, wore the same diamond drop earrings she had previously worn in Fiji during the couple’s royal tour last month.
The grand birthday party also saw Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice and other European royals in attendance for the exciting occasion.
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