King Charles III rung in his 75th birthday, and friends and family certainly didn’t let the milestone event go unnoticed.
Not that the King himself was throwing himself a royal celebration. Instead spent the day launching the Coronation Food Project. The project aims to diminish food waste by redistributing excess food destined for landfill, to those in need.
With the National Health Service also turning 75, that night Charles threw a joint celebration. To celebrate he hosted 400 nurses and midwives for dinner.
As the King undertook royal duties, his loved ones took to their social media to wish the British monarch best wishes for the platinum celebration. We have the most notable tributes below.
When is King Charles’ birthday?
King Charles III was born at on November 14 1948, at Buckingham Palace. A month later he was christened Charles Philip Arthur George.
Why does the King have two birthdays?
Strangely enough, it all comes down to the weather. Traditionally, the sovereign marks their birthday with an official celebration in June called Trooping the Colour. Given Charles’ birthday is in the depths of winter, the start of the UK summer is far better suited in temperature for a national celebration!
Who wished King Charles III a happy birthday?
Although King Charles may have to wait until next year for the next Trooping the Colour, his family made sure the day didn’t pass without pinning some sweet messages on their social media.
Prince William and Princess Catherine of Wales posted a carousel on Instagram. In it, there was an old photo of Charles and William, along with a portrait of the King, and a royal family balcony picture.
The official royal Instagram page recognised the day with a modern twist. On social media a reel was posted reflecting on all Charles’ greatest moments from his birth in 1948 to today.
A touching post was also published by Sarah Ferguson, who wished the King the “happiest of birthdays”. Her post also included an old photograph of a younger Charles.
Birthday wishes were not just displayed on our screens, but on entire billboards. Charles’ portrait lit up the Piccadilly Lights in London with a birthday message. Plus a nod to the Coronation Food Project.