• Prince Charles jokes no more 'budgie smugglers' as he approaches 70th birthday

    Prince Charles has joked he will never again be able to fit into a pair of "budgie smugglers" as he approaches his 70th birthday! Speaking at an event in Brisbane attended by people celebrating the same milestone this year, the heir to the throne said he knew "only too well" of the "strange feeling of disbelief" at reaching his age. He said: "I do know only too well - and understand - the strange feeling of disbelief that this is actually happening and that never again, for instance, will it be possible to squeeze into a pair of budgie