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The Prince of Wales holds a birthday gift as he and the Duchess of Cornwall arrive for a tea party at Spencer House

The Prince of Wales holds a birthday gift as he and the Duchess of Cornwall arrive for a tea party at Spencer House

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The Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery firing a 41-gun Royal Salute in Green Park

The Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery firing a 41-gun Royal Salute in Green Park

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The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the McLaren Composites Technology Centre in Rotherham during a visit with Prince William yesterday

The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the McLaren Composites Technology Centre in Rotherham during a visit with Prince William yesterday

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The Prince of Wales holds a birthday gift as he and the Duchess of Cornwall arrive for a tea party at Spencer House

The Prince of Wales joked on his 70th birthday about the trials and tribulations of getting older as he met a room full of septuagenarians.

Charles cut a birthday cake, was handed presents and gave an impromptu speech when he had tea with a group of 70 people who also turn 70 this year.

When the prince arrived with the Duchess of Cornwall he was asked by the waiting press how he felt.

He replied "How am I feeling? Older, older."

He joked: "I'm not sure, it's rather like indigestion, many happy returns are not quite the same thing as you get older."

Theresa May led the nation in paying tribute to Charles and she highlighted his positive role in bringing up his sons who lost their mother Diana, Princess of Wales, at a young age.

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Happier times: Charles and Diana with Prince William aged two

Happier times: Charles and Diana with Prince William aged two

File photo dated 18/07/49 of Prince Charles being lifted up by his father The Duke of Edinburgh, in the grounds of Windlesham Moor, the country home in Surrey of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke.

File photo dated 18/07/49 of Prince Charles being lifted up by his father The Duke of Edinburgh, in the grounds of Windlesham Moor, the country home in Surrey of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke.

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Charles shakes hands with Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams in Dublin

Charles shakes hands with Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams in Dublin

Prince Charles with his mother

Prince Charles with his mother

Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (L) and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (R) visit the harbour in the village of Mullaghmore in Ireland on May 20, 2015 where the prince's great-uncle Lord Mountbatten was killed in an IRA explosion in 1979. Britain's Prince Charles spoke of his "anguish" at the murder of his godfather by IRA paramilitaries in 1979 as he became the first royal to visit the assassination site in Ireland.  Charles remembered Lord Louis Mountbatten as "the grandfather I never had" on an emotional trip to the rugged coastline, saying he understood the suffering of the Irish people in "a profound way".  Peter McHugh helped with the rescue effort in the aftermath of the 1979 attack.  AFP PHOTO / POOL / ARTHUR EDWARDSARTHUR EDWARDS/AFP/Getty Images

Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (L) and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (R) visit the harbour in the village of Mullaghmore in Ireland on May 20, 2015 where the prince's great-uncle Lord Mountbatten was killed in an IRA explosion in 1979. Britain's Prince Charles spoke of his "anguish" at the murder of his godfather by IRA paramilitaries in 1979 as he became the first royal to visit the assassination site in Ireland. Charles remembered Lord Louis Mountbatten as "the grandfather I never had" on an emotional trip to the rugged coastline, saying he understood the suffering of the Irish people in "a profound way". Peter McHugh helped with the rescue effort in the aftermath of the 1979 attack. AFP PHOTO / POOL / ARTHUR EDWARDSARTHUR EDWARDS/AFP/Getty Images

File photo dated 29/03/85 of the Prince of Wales trying his hand at breakdancing, to the delight of youngsters at a discotheque session at Middleton-on-Sea, during a visit to a Youth Meets Industry course for 300 unemployed, organised by the Prince's Trust.

File photo dated 29/03/85 of the Prince of Wales trying his hand at breakdancing, to the delight of youngsters at a discotheque session at Middleton-on-Sea, during a visit to a Youth Meets Industry course for 300 unemployed, organised by the Prince's Trust.

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File photo dated 14/11/52 of Prince Charles keeping a look out on his fourth birthday, as he leans from a window with his indulgently smiling young mother, Queen Elizabeth II. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

File photo dated 14/11/52 of Prince Charles keeping a look out on his fourth birthday, as he leans from a window with his indulgently smiling young mother, Queen Elizabeth II. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 27, 2016 Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (R) and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (L) drink a half pint of "The Duchess" ale inside the Duchess of Cornwall pub whilst on a visit to the town of Poundbury, southwest England, on October 27, 2016. - Britain's Prince Charles said on November 8, 2018 he was not "stupid" enough to keep speaking out on contentious public issues once he becomes king in a rare interview about his future role. The eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II -- formally known as the Prince of Wales -- has long been seen as interfering because of his private lobbying of ministers and public statements on a range of subjects from architecture to the environment. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / POOL / AFP)JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 27, 2016 Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (R) and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (L) drink a half pint of "The Duchess" ale inside the Duchess of Cornwall pub whilst on a visit to the town of Poundbury, southwest England, on October 27, 2016. - Britain's Prince Charles said on November 8, 2018 he was not "stupid" enough to keep speaking out on contentious public issues once he becomes king in a rare interview about his future role. The eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II -- formally known as the Prince of Wales -- has long been seen as interfering because of his private lobbying of ministers and public statements on a range of subjects from architecture to the environment. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / POOL / AFP)JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

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File photo dated 01/10/66 of a portrait of Prince Charles wearing the Balmoral tartan, commissioned for his 18th birthday on November 14th, 1966. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

File photo dated 01/10/66 of a portrait of Prince Charles wearing the Balmoral tartan, commissioned for his 18th birthday on November 14th, 1966. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

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Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer in the grounds of Buckingham Palace after announcing their engagement. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer in the grounds of Buckingham Palace after announcing their engagement. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

The wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral in London, 29th July 1981. The couple leave the cathedral after the ceremony. (Photo by Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral in London, 29th July 1981. The couple leave the cathedral after the ceremony. (Photo by Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales (1961 - 1997) pose together during their honeymoon in Balmoral, Scotland, 19th August 1981. (Photo by Serge Lemoine/Getty Images)

Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales (1961 - 1997) pose together during their honeymoon in Balmoral, Scotland, 19th August 1981. (Photo by Serge Lemoine/Getty Images)

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File photo dated 27/07/86 of the Princess of Wales presenting her husband, the Prince of Wales, with a prize and a kiss after he played for the England II team against Chile at the Cartier International Polo Spectacular at the Guards Polo Club in Windsor Great Park, Berkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

File photo dated 27/07/86 of the Princess of Wales presenting her husband, the Prince of Wales, with a prize and a kiss after he played for the England II team against Chile at the Cartier International Polo Spectacular at the Guards Polo Club in Windsor Great Park, Berkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 17:  Princess Diana Holding Baby Prince Harry As She And Prince Charles Leave St. Marys  Hospital In  London.  (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 17: Princess Diana Holding Baby Prince Harry As She And Prince Charles Leave St. Marys Hospital In London. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)

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File photo dated 01/06/89 of the Prince and Princess of Wales with sons Prince William, right, and Prince Harry preparing for a cycling trip in Tresco during their holiday on the Scilly Isles.

File photo dated 01/06/89 of the Prince and Princess of Wales with sons Prince William, right, and Prince Harry preparing for a cycling trip in Tresco during their holiday on the Scilly Isles.

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 04, 2012 Prince Charles kisses the hand of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on stage as well as British singer Paul McCartney (R) looks on after the Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace in London, on June 4, 2012. - Britain's Prince Charles said on November 8, 2018 he was not "stupid" enough to keep speaking out on contentious public issues once he becomes king in a rare interview about his future role. The eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II -- formally known as the Prince of Wales -- has long been seen as interfering because of his private lobbying of ministers and public statements on a range of subjects from architecture to the environment. (Photo by LEON NEAL / AFP)LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 04, 2012 Prince Charles kisses the hand of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on stage as well as British singer Paul McCartney (R) looks on after the Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace in London, on June 4, 2012. - Britain's Prince Charles said on November 8, 2018 he was not "stupid" enough to keep speaking out on contentious public issues once he becomes king in a rare interview about his future role. The eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II -- formally known as the Prince of Wales -- has long been seen as interfering because of his private lobbying of ministers and public statements on a range of subjects from architecture to the environment. (Photo by LEON NEAL / AFP)LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

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BUILTH WELLS, WALES - JULY 04:  Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall look at eachother as they reopen the newly-renovated Edwardian community hall The Strand Hall during day three of a visit to Wales on July 4, 2018 in Builth Wells, Wales.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

BUILTH WELLS, WALES - JULY 04: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall look at eachother as they reopen the newly-renovated Edwardian community hall The Strand Hall during day three of a visit to Wales on July 4, 2018 in Builth Wells, Wales. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 13, 2015 Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales attends a reception at Guildhall following a memorial service to mark the end of Britain's combat operations in Afghanistan in central London on March 13, 2015. - Britain's Prince Charles said on November 8, 2018 he was not "stupid" enough to keep speaking out on contentious public issues once he becomes king in a rare interview about his future role. The eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II -- formally known as the Prince of Wales -- has long been seen as interfering because of his private lobbying of ministers and public statements on a range of subjects from architecture to the environment. (Photo by TOBY MELVILLE / POOL / AFP)TOBY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 13, 2015 Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales attends a reception at Guildhall following a memorial service to mark the end of Britain's combat operations in Afghanistan in central London on March 13, 2015. - Britain's Prince Charles said on November 8, 2018 he was not "stupid" enough to keep speaking out on contentious public issues once he becomes king in a rare interview about his future role. The eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II -- formally known as the Prince of Wales -- has long been seen as interfering because of his private lobbying of ministers and public statements on a range of subjects from architecture to the environment. (Photo by TOBY MELVILLE / POOL / AFP)TOBY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images

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Prince of Wales visits the harbour in the village of Mullaghmore in Ireland on May 20, 2015 where the prince's great-uncle Lord Mountbatten was killed in an IRA explosion in 1979. Britain's Prince Charles spoke of his "anguish" at the murder of his godfather by IRA paramilitaries in 1979 as he became the first royal to visit the assassination site in Ireland.  Charles remembered Lord Louis Mountbatten as "the grandfather I never had" on an emotional trip to the rugged coastline, saying he understood the suffering of the Irish people in "a profound way".  Peter McHugh helped with the rescue effort in the aftermath of the 1979 attack.  AFP PHOTO / POOL / ARTHUR EDWARDSARTHUR EDWARDS/AFP/Getty Images

Prince of Wales visits the harbour in the village of Mullaghmore in Ireland on May 20, 2015 where the prince's great-uncle Lord Mountbatten was killed in an IRA explosion in 1979. Britain's Prince Charles spoke of his "anguish" at the murder of his godfather by IRA paramilitaries in 1979 as he became the first royal to visit the assassination site in Ireland. Charles remembered Lord Louis Mountbatten as "the grandfather I never had" on an emotional trip to the rugged coastline, saying he understood the suffering of the Irish people in "a profound way". Peter McHugh helped with the rescue effort in the aftermath of the 1979 attack. AFP PHOTO / POOL / ARTHUR EDWARDSARTHUR EDWARDS/AFP/Getty Images

(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 26, 2012 Prime Minister David Cameron (R) stands alongside Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, during a reception for delegates of the Global Investment Conference at the Clarence House garden on July 26, 2012, in London. - Britain's Prince Charles said on November 8, 2018 he was not "stupid" enough to keep speaking out on contentious public issues once he becomes king in a rare interview about his future role. The eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II -- formally known as the Prince of Wales -- has long been seen as interfering because of his private lobbying of ministers and public statements on a range of subjects from architecture to the environment. (Photo by Chris Jackson / POOL / AFP)CHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Images

(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 26, 2012 Prime Minister David Cameron (R) stands alongside Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, during a reception for delegates of the Global Investment Conference at the Clarence House garden on July 26, 2012, in London. - Britain's Prince Charles said on November 8, 2018 he was not "stupid" enough to keep speaking out on contentious public issues once he becomes king in a rare interview about his future role. The eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II -- formally known as the Prince of Wales -- has long been seen as interfering because of his private lobbying of ministers and public statements on a range of subjects from architecture to the environment. (Photo by Chris Jackson / POOL / AFP)CHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Images

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South African President Nelson Mandela (R) talks with Prince Charles (L) in Brixton, south London, on the last day of a four-day state visit to the United Kingdom.

South African President Nelson Mandela (R) talks with Prince Charles (L) in Brixton, south London, on the last day of a four-day state visit to the United Kingdom.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 10, 2018 Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (R) waves next to Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (L) and Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (C) on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on July 10, 2018 as they watch a military fly-past to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF). - Britain's Prince Charles said on November 8, 2018 he was not "stupid" enough to keep speaking out on contentious public issues once he becomes king in a rare interview about his future role. The eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II -- formally known as the Prince of Wales -- has long been seen as interfering because of his private lobbying of ministers and public statements on a range of subjects from architecture to the environment. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP)TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images

(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 10, 2018 Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (R) waves next to Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (L) and Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (C) on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on July 10, 2018 as they watch a military fly-past to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF). - Britain's Prince Charles said on November 8, 2018 he was not "stupid" enough to keep speaking out on contentious public issues once he becomes king in a rare interview about his future role. The eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II -- formally known as the Prince of Wales -- has long been seen as interfering because of his private lobbying of ministers and public statements on a range of subjects from architecture to the environment. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP)TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 04, 2014 Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (R) delivers the Queen's Speech from the Throne in the House of Lords next to her son Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (L) during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London on June 4, 2014. - Britain's Prince Charles said on November 8, 2018 he was not "stupid" enough to keep speaking out on contentious public issues once he becomes king in a rare interview about his future role. The eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II -- formally known as the Prince of Wales -- has long been seen as interfering because of his private lobbying of ministers and public statements on a range of subjects from architecture to the environment. (Photo by CARL COURT / POOL / AFP)CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 04, 2014 Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (R) delivers the Queen's Speech from the Throne in the House of Lords next to her son Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (L) during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London on June 4, 2014. - Britain's Prince Charles said on November 8, 2018 he was not "stupid" enough to keep speaking out on contentious public issues once he becomes king in a rare interview about his future role. The eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II -- formally known as the Prince of Wales -- has long been seen as interfering because of his private lobbying of ministers and public statements on a range of subjects from architecture to the environment. (Photo by CARL COURT / POOL / AFP)CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images

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File photo dated 08/10/67 of Prince Charles, wearing the Trinity gown of blue silk with black facings, accompanied by head porter, Mr Bill Edwards, posing on the steps of Neville Court, Cambridge University. The Prince has arrived in Cambridge to take up studies in Archaeology and Anthopology.

File photo dated 08/10/67 of Prince Charles, wearing the Trinity gown of blue silk with black facings, accompanied by head porter, Mr Bill Edwards, posing on the steps of Neville Court, Cambridge University. The Prince has arrived in Cambridge to take up studies in Archaeology and Anthopology.

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 27, 2007 The Prince of Wales visits the £20 million Great Fen Project, near Huntington, 27 March 2007, in which experts hope to create one of Europe's biggest wetlands. - Britain's Prince Charles said on November 8, 2018 he was not "stupid" enough to keep speaking out on contentious public issues once he becomes king in a rare interview about his future role. The eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II -- formally known as the Prince of Wales -- has long been seen as interfering because of his private lobbying of ministers and public statements on a range of subjects from architecture to the environment. (Photo by Chris Radburn / POOL / AFP)CHRIS RADBURN/AFP/Getty Images

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 27, 2007 The Prince of Wales visits the £20 million Great Fen Project, near Huntington, 27 March 2007, in which experts hope to create one of Europe's biggest wetlands. - Britain's Prince Charles said on November 8, 2018 he was not "stupid" enough to keep speaking out on contentious public issues once he becomes king in a rare interview about his future role. The eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II -- formally known as the Prince of Wales -- has long been seen as interfering because of his private lobbying of ministers and public statements on a range of subjects from architecture to the environment. (Photo by Chris Radburn / POOL / AFP)CHRIS RADBURN/AFP/Getty Images

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 29, 2015 Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (R) and his wife Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (2R) react as "Zephyr" the Bald Eagle, the mascot of the British Army Air Corps, flaps her wings whilst being held by handler Andy Winford during a tour of the annual Sandringham Flower Show in Norfolk on July 29, 2015. - Britain's Prince Charles said on November 8, 2018 he was not "stupid" enough to keep speaking out on contentious public issues once he becomes king in a rare interview about his future role. The eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II -- formally known as the Prince of Wales -- has long been seen as interfering because of his private lobbying of ministers and public statements on a range of subjects from architecture to the environment. (Photo by RICHARD POHLE / POOL / AFP)RICHARD POHLE/AFP/Getty Images

(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 29, 2015 Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (R) and his wife Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (2R) react as "Zephyr" the Bald Eagle, the mascot of the British Army Air Corps, flaps her wings whilst being held by handler Andy Winford during a tour of the annual Sandringham Flower Show in Norfolk on July 29, 2015. - Britain's Prince Charles said on November 8, 2018 he was not "stupid" enough to keep speaking out on contentious public issues once he becomes king in a rare interview about his future role. The eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II -- formally known as the Prince of Wales -- has long been seen as interfering because of his private lobbying of ministers and public statements on a range of subjects from architecture to the environment. (Photo by RICHARD POHLE / POOL / AFP)RICHARD POHLE/AFP/Getty Images

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The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall arrive in Kumasi, on day five of their trip to west Africa. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday November 4, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Charles. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall arrive in Kumasi, on day five of their trip to west Africa. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday November 4, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Charles. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 21, 2012 Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (C) laughs flanked by Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi (L) and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (R) after a tree planting ceremony in the garden at Clarence House in London, on June 21, 2012. - Britain's Prince Charles said on November 8, 2018 he was not "stupid" enough to keep speaking out on contentious public issues once he becomes king in a rare interview about his future role. The eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II -- formally known as the Prince of Wales -- has long been seen as interfering because of his private lobbying of ministers and public statements on a range of subjects from architecture to the environment. (Photo by FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA / POOL / AFP)FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA/AFP/Getty Images

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 21, 2012 Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (C) laughs flanked by Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi (L) and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (R) after a tree planting ceremony in the garden at Clarence House in London, on June 21, 2012. - Britain's Prince Charles said on November 8, 2018 he was not "stupid" enough to keep speaking out on contentious public issues once he becomes king in a rare interview about his future role. The eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II -- formally known as the Prince of Wales -- has long been seen as interfering because of his private lobbying of ministers and public statements on a range of subjects from architecture to the environment. (Photo by FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA / POOL / AFP)FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA/AFP/Getty Images

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The Prince of Wales is shown around St Patrick’s Church in Belfast by then church administrator Fr Michael Sheehan in December 2015

The Prince of Wales is shown around St Patrick’s Church in Belfast by then church administrator Fr Michael Sheehan in December 2015

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 20, 2012 Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (R) and Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (L) share a laugh during their meeting at Clarence House in London on June 20, 2012. - Britain's Prince Charles said on November 8, 2018 he was not "stupid" enough to keep speaking out on contentious public issues once he becomes king in a rare interview about his future role. The eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II -- formally known as the Prince of Wales -- has long been seen as interfering because of his private lobbying of ministers and public statements on a range of subjects from architecture to the environment. (Photo by Gareth CATTERMOLE / POOL / AFP)GARETH CATTERMOLE/AFP/Getty Images

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 20, 2012 Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (R) and Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (L) share a laugh during their meeting at Clarence House in London on June 20, 2012. - Britain's Prince Charles said on November 8, 2018 he was not "stupid" enough to keep speaking out on contentious public issues once he becomes king in a rare interview about his future role. The eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II -- formally known as the Prince of Wales -- has long been seen as interfering because of his private lobbying of ministers and public statements on a range of subjects from architecture to the environment. (Photo by Gareth CATTERMOLE / POOL / AFP)GARETH CATTERMOLE/AFP/Getty Images

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 22, 2015 Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, delivers a speech during a tour of the Jain Temple in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, on January 22, 2015. - Britain's Prince Charles said on November 8, 2018 he was not "stupid" enough to keep speaking out on contentious public issues once he becomes king in a rare interview about his future role. The eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II -- formally known as the Prince of Wales -- has long been seen as interfering because of his private lobbying of ministers and public statements on a range of subjects from architecture to the environment. (Photo by BEN GURR / POOL / AFP)BEN GURR/AFP/Getty Images

(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 22, 2015 Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, delivers a speech during a tour of the Jain Temple in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, on January 22, 2015. - Britain's Prince Charles said on November 8, 2018 he was not "stupid" enough to keep speaking out on contentious public issues once he becomes king in a rare interview about his future role. The eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II -- formally known as the Prince of Wales -- has long been seen as interfering because of his private lobbying of ministers and public statements on a range of subjects from architecture to the environment. (Photo by BEN GURR / POOL / AFP)BEN GURR/AFP/Getty Images

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In this handout image provided by Clarence House, HRH Prince Charles Prince of Wales poses for an official portrait to mark his 70th Birthday in the gardens of Clarence House, with Their Royal Highnesses 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, on September 5, 2018 in London, England.  (Photo by Chris Jackson / Clarence House via Getty Images)

In this handout image provided by Clarence House, HRH Prince Charles Prince of Wales poses for an official portrait to mark his 70th Birthday in the gardens of Clarence House, with Their Royal Highnesses 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, on September 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson / Clarence House via Getty Images)

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 HRH Prince Charles Prince of Wales poses for an official portrait to mark his 70th Birthday in the gardens of Clarence House, with Their Royal Highnesses 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, on September 5, 2018 in London, England.  (Photo by Chris Jackson / Clarence House via Getty Images)

HRH Prince Charles Prince of Wales poses for an official portrait to mark his 70th Birthday in the gardens of Clarence House, with Their Royal Highnesses 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, on September 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson / Clarence House via Getty Images)

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