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Why did Prince Charles celebrate his birthday 6 months before his actual one?

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle delayed their honeymoon festivities for a great reason. It was to make their first appearance as a official and royal married couple.

But, only to celebrate Prince Charles‘ 70th birthday patronage with a garden party at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.

After it all, there is still one thing that is puzzling the royal fans: Prince Charles’ birthday is actually on November 14. But, because this is a milestone birthday for the royal family’s member who will next sit on the British throne, there are a series of celebrations in his honour throughout the year.

All about the day of the event.

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Last Tuesday’s guest list included about 6,000 representatives from charities. Those charities that Prince Charles is involved with and those of the patronages and military affiliations.

Some members of the emergency services who were on the scene at the Manchester Arena bombing terror attack, which killed 22 people and injured a further 59, were also in attendance. That is because, the event falls on the first anniversary of the tragedy.

Queen Elizabeth is also known for celebrating her birthday more than once a year. 

Well, this is something we all know about. The 92 year-old reigning monarch has both a public and an official birthday. Her Majesty typically celebrates her birthday, which falls on April 21, privately with members of the royal family.

But then, it’s also customary to celebrate the reigning monarch’s birthday publicly on a day during the summer. Basically, when the weather is nicer. This tradition is believed to have started during the reign of King George II in 1748.

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George II was born in October, but the annual Trooping of the Colour became a celebration of the King as well as the armed forces. Since then, the reigning monarch’s official summer birthday has always been marked by the annual ceremony. It is normally held on second Saturday of June.