Carlos III has celebrated 75 years with a return to activism, with the launch of the Coronation Food Project (aimed at recovering food discarded by supermarkets), his cover article in “Big Issue”, the homeless magazine, and his upcoming trip to Dubai to speak on climate change at COP28.
In his discreet way, the monarch has returned to his own rights without compromising the neutrality of the Crown, with the endless political crisis as a backdrop and competing in headlines with the return of David Cameron. While the “premier” Rishi Sunak was finalizing his new government, King Charles cut the three-tier cake that he prepared at his Highgrove residence, where they sang Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”, one of his favorite songs. .
Charles III, the oldest king at the time of his accession to the throne, is already the fifth longest living monarch in the history of British kings and queens, behind his mother Elizabeth II, Queen Victoria, George III and George II (and not counting Edward VIII, who abdicated after eleven months and died at the age of 77).
After the early 75th birthday party, attended by dozens of Gloucestershire residents and celebrities such as chef Raymond Blanc and television presenter Jay Blades, the monarch traveled to London on Tuesday to celebrate a family dinner at Clarence House, with stellar presence the princes of wales and the notable absence of Harry, with whom the monarch had a private conversation by phone.
Previously, at Buckingham Palace, Charles and Camilla participated in a reception with 400 nurses from the National Health Service (NHS), in a tribute for their services before, during and after Covid and in full conflict with the Government due to salary increases. The monarch’s anniversary was marked with several gunshots from the Tower of London, but without excessive fanfare.