King Charles marks his 75th birthday

Celebrating with his people who are also turning 75!
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King Charles is celebrating his 75th birthday, marking the second birthday since he became King at 73 on September 8, 2022.

Surpassing Edward VII’s record of being the longest-serving British heir apparent at age 59 on 20 April 2011.

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Just like his mother Queen Elizabeth II, he personally connected to his people by inviting members of the public who are also turning 75 through The Prince’s Foundation.

His Majesty started the charity in 1986, to protect heritage buildings and make sure there’s enough housing around the world. The trust has restored historic buildings such as in the Middle East, Afghanistan, and Myanmar.

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King Charles celebrating his 75th birthday at The Prince’s Foundation party. (Credit: Getty)

Insider sources claimed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had turned down an “olive branch” invitation to the monarchs’ celebrations at Clarence House on November 14th. 

But in a shocking twist, a Sussex spokesperson has confirmed to Harpers Bazaar, that these claims were not just untrue, but that the couple had never received an invitation to mark the milestone occasion with their royal family members to begin with. 

“In response to U.K. media headlines, there has been no contact regarding an invitation to His Majesty’s upcoming birthday,” the source said. 

“It is disappointing the Sunday Times has misreported this story.”

Queen Elizabeth II gave birth to Charles on November 14th, 1948. (Credit: Getty)

Earlier this year, insider sources told New Idea that King Charles only had one wish for his birthday – “to see all his grandchildren together” at his Highgrove home. 

“Even though things are tense between Prince Harry and Charles, one thing they do agree on is it shouldn’t affect Archie and Lili’s relationship with their grandfather,” our source told us at the time. 

“He’s pinning a lot of hopes on seeing Archie and Lili on his birthday. It’s his one big wish and he’ll be crushed if it doesn’t happen.”

Prince William is the rumoured reason behind Harry and Meghan not being sent an invite. (Credit: Getty)

Sadly for King Charles, it’s highly unlikely Archie and Lilibet will be travelling across the pond from their home in California for their grandfather’s birthday without their parents for supervision.

On a happier note, however, Charles reportedly enjoys regular Facetimes with his grandchildren. 

“Charles does get to see them on FaceTime every couple of weeks and he’s completely besotted,” our source shared with us. 

Harry and Meghan have slammed sources claiming they had refused to attend the special occassion, claiming they were never invited to begin with. (Credit: Getty)

Speaking on The Morning Show, entertainment reporter Peter Ford said the decision not to invite Harry and Meghan to the family event was a clear indication of the state of the relationship between the Prince and his father. 

“I think that shows you how bad and frosty the relationship is, even though it was always believed King Charles was the one that really wanted to try and mend things.” 

“This is a private event, not a state occasion, and there is no obligation to extend an invitation.”

“It’s purely a personal decision,” he added. 

The lack of invitation is a far cry from five years ago when the newlyweds delayed their honeymoon in order to attend Charles’ 70th birthday. 

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