Author: Queen Elizabeth II

royalwatcher: “It is a privilege for any moth…

royalwatcher:

“It is a privilege for any mother to be able to propose a toast to her son on his 70th birthday.

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 favour — planting a tree and being able to watch it grow.

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.

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.

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.

To you Charles. To the Prince of Wales.”

The toast made by Queen Elizabeth to Prince Charles during his 70th birthday party on November 14, 2018.

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lilibetss:

Happy Birthday to the Prince of Wales! 70 tomorrow! I’ve travelled all over the world photographinh the Prince of Wales for the last 15 years from Durbars in Nigeria to the Galapagos Islands, Pakistan, Japan and many more as well as covering numerous domestic Royal Engagements so I was delighted to have been asked to take these official portraits of the Prince surrounded by his family to celebrate the important milestone of his 70th birthday. It was particularly special to capture such an informal and relaxed family portrait over a fun afternoon in the gardens of Clarence House.

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Happy Birthday to the Prince of Wales! 70 tomorrow! I’ve travelled all over the world photographinh the Prince of Wales for the last 15 years from Durbars in Nigeria to the Galapagos Islands, Pakistan, Japan and many more as well as covering numerous domestic Royal Engagements so I was delighted to have been asked to take these official portraits of the Prince surrounded by his family to celebrate the important milestone of his 70th birthday. It was particularly special to capture such an informal and relaxed family portrait over a fun afternoon in the gardens of Clarence House.

📸Chris Jackson, Getty Images

camillasgirl: The Duchess of Cornwall, Quee…

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The Duchess of Cornwall, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Cambridge during the remembrance service at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall, central London, on the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice which marked the end of the First World War, 11.11.2018 

royalwatcher: Queen Elizabeth formally opened…

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Queen Elizabeth formally opened the new headquarters of Schroders plc on November 7, 2018. 

Photo by Heathcliff O’Malley – WPA Pool/Getty Images

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ingek73:

The royal family has tweeted pics of state visits from the Netherlands in preparation of the upcoming dutch state visit.

1958: Queen Juliana & Prince Bernard

1972 Queen Juliana & Prince Bernard

1982 Queen Beatrix & Prince Claus

Hoping for a wonderful state visit!

royalwatcher: Queen Elizabeth visits the RAF …

royalwatcher:

Queen Elizabeth visits the RAF Club to mark its centenary year  on October 17, 2018. 

Photo by Heathcliff O’Malley – WPA Pool/Getty Images

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Granny and sweet little Harry