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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 15 December 2018

Prince Charles's 70th birthday party - in pictures 

'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,' said The Queen at the Buckingham Palace celebration

Wednesday evening saw a cavalcade of Britain's royal family members proceeding through the gates of Buckingham Palace, to celebrate the birthday of Prince Charles. The Prince of Wales turned 70 on November 14.

Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, were joined by Princes William and Harry and their wives, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle. Also in attendance were Charles's siblings Princess Anne and princes Andrew and Edward, the recently married Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksband, as well as Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and King Juan Carlos of Spain among other royals (see gallery above).

Queen Elizabeth II, 92, toasted her son - and herself - when she said: "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." She went on to say how proud she was of Charles's efforts in the fields of conservation and the arts, calling him a dedicated and respected heir to the throne and a wonderful father.

Prince Charles's birthday festivities started a few months ago, with a garden reception held at the palace in May, and a performance at the London Palladium in October, with performances by Kylie Minogue, Rowan Atkinson and magician Dynamo.

The immediate members of the royal family also posed for an official portrait in the gardens of Clarence House in September.

Prince Charles with Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Willliam Duke of Cambridge, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, Prince Harry Duke of Sussex and Meghan Duchess of Sussex. Clarence House via Getty Images
Prince Charles with Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Willliam Duke of Cambridge, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, Prince Harry Duke of Sussex and Meghan Duchess of Sussex. Clarence House via Getty Images

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