King Charles birthday updates 2023 — Prince Harry offers olive branch to monarch as nation honours royal's 75th year | The Sun

KING Charles is expecting a call from runaway royal Prince Harry today as the monarch celebrates his 75th birthday.

The King is expected to celebrate his birthday with very little fanfare, as he attends NHS and charity events.

Charles and his youngest son Harry are set to put their differences aside for a transatlantic phone call, as the Duke of Sussex wishes his father a happy birthday.

Reports had previously said Harry 'snubbed' his father's invitation to attend Birthday celebrations but a spokesperson for the Sussexes denied the claims.

Instead, the spokesperson claimed the Prince and Meghan Markle never received an invite from the King.

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    'Long live the King': 'Fergie's touching tribute to the Monarch

    Sarah Ferguson leads tributes to the King on Instagram.

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    Does King Charles get a salary?

    The Royal Family gain income from the Sovereign Grant and what is known as the "Privy Purse," the British Sovereign's private income, mostly from the Duchy of Lancaster, as well as their own personal wealth and investments.

    The Sovereign Grant is paid annually to the monarch by the Treasury and is used to fund the monarch's official duties and is normally calculated at 15% of the Crown Estate profits.

    The grant amount for the 2022-23 financial year was £86,300,000.

  • By Henry Moore

    King Charles’ 75th birthday portrait revealed

    King Charles' 75th birthday portrait has been revealed as it graces the cover of the Big Issue today.

    It comes as the King launches his Coronation Food project, aiming to end hunger and food waste across Britain.

    Speaking to Big Issue, he said: “Food need is as real and urgent a problem as food waste — and if a way could be found to bridge the gap between them, then it would address two problems in one.”

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  • By Henry Moore

    Repair Shop star leads tributes on King's birthday

    The Repair Shop's Jay Blades paid tribute to King Charles this morning as the monarch celebrates his 75th birthday.

    Taking to X/Twitter, he shared snaps of the King's birthday bash held last night.

    He wrote: "Good morning all. What a Real Joy & Honour to share an Early Birthday celebration with King Charles lll down at @HighgroveGarden We had such a laugh.

    "Happy Birthday Sir."

  • By Henry Moore

    Royals fans wish King Charles a happy birthday

    Royals fans have flooded social media with birthday wishes for King Charles.

    Taking to X/Twitter, one wrote: "Just want to wish our King a happy 75th birthday and long may he Reign. Happy birthday, your Majesty King Charles III."

    While another said: "A most excellent 75th Birthday to our beloved King, His Royal Highness King Charles III. Many returns to joy your Majesty."

  • By Henry Moore

    Why does King Charles have two birthdays?

    King Charles will celebrate his birthday twice as of 2023.

    Every year from now on his big day will be commemorated on the second Saturday of June, and also November 14.

    The tradition dates back to King George II in 1748.

    Unfortunately for him, he was born in November – a month that does not typically have good weather in the UK.

    So he decided to celebrate his birthday on a date that would be warmer and, hopefully, sunnier.

    He chose to combine his birthday festivities with a military parade known as Trooping the Colour, which was held in spring.

  • By Henry Moore

    King launches new charity project on 75th birthday

    King Charles will today launch the Coronation Food Project.

    The scheme looks to end hunger and food waste by bridging the gap between the two.

    You can find out more about the project in today's Big Issue.

  • By Henry Moore

    King Charles marks birthday with NHS gathering

    King Charles will hold a Buckingham Palace reception today for NHS staff before a dinner with friends and family at Clarence House.

    He is also expected to share a phone call with Prince Harry, as the pair put their differences aside for his birthday.

  • By Henry Moore

    King Charles cuts the cake

    The King has been pictured cutting his cake at a birthday bash that took place on Monday.

    The beaming monarch cut into the heavily decorated three-tier Victoria sponge and joked: “It’s always fun to have a look.

    He appears on the front cover of today’s Big Issue to launch his Coronation Food Project, ensuring food waste goes to hungry mouths.

    Among the guests at yesterday’s bash at Charles’ Highgrove home in Gloucs were top chef Raymond Blanc and The Repair Shop presenter Jay Blades.


    The King hands out slices of birthday cake to well-wishers ­as he turns 75

  • By Henry Moore

    King Charles turns 75

    King Charles is celebrating his 75th birthday today, with the royal expecting to mark it with a low-key private gathering of close friends and family.

    Prince Harry will not be in attendance, but the King is expecting a call from his youngest son as the pair put their differences aside.

    Harry is not thought to have any plans to visit the UK.

    His next trip abroad is expected to be to Canada to promote his Invictus Games.

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