Prince Charles has described his realisation that “I have reached the biblical threshold of three score years and 10, with all the scars that go with it” as he celebrates his 70th birthday.
This occasion was marked with the release of an official family photograph.
It also reveals about a few of the Prince of Wales’ favourite things. Talking to turkeys, specifically his rare breed Crollwitzers, and naming the red squirrels he invites to run around inside his Scottish retreat at Balmoral.
Prince Charles wrote this in a special birthday edition of Country Life magazine:-
“They come into the house at Birkhall and we get them chasing each other round and round inside. If I sit there quietly, they will do so around me”.
“Sometimes, when I leave my jackets on a chair with some nuts in the pocket, I see them with their tails sticking out as they hunt for those nuts”.
Not only Charles, but his son, William too told something to the magazine.
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“My father is completely infatuated by the red squirrels. And it is to the extent that he’s given them names and is allowing them to come into the house”.
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Prince Charles’s choice of magazine articles reflects his passion for traditional rural skills and pursuits. It also includes flint-knapping, hedge-laying, cheese-making and forestry.
A lot of revelations about the Prince of Wales took place.
Gail Sprake is the chairwoman of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust. And he confides that Charles enjoys feeding and talking to his Crollwitzer turkeys.
In a long editorial, he warns that the countryside and its people cannot be taken for granted. Unless some action is taken, “we may be the last generation fortunate enough to experience the wonderful people, skills and activities of our countryside”.
Today, Prince Charles is celebrating his landmark age at a birthday banquet.
This birthday banquet is being hosted by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace. It will be attended by family, close friends and European royalty. Charles is also due to attend a tea party where he will meet 70 other septuagenarians.
Charles’ 70th birthday edition of Country Life magazine was published today i.e 14 November 2018. Details can be found at countrylife.co.uk.