Prince Charles celebrated his 67th birthday with a large birthday party at Perth’s Cottesloe Beach. The heir to the throne and his wife Camilla chatted with some of the 600 guests at the Cottesloe Civic Centre, which boasts beautiful views of the beach and ocean.
The party was hosted by West Australian Premier Colin Barnett and his wife Lyn. Amongst the guests were 24 children who share the same birthday as the British royal. The evening was a roaring success and included an enthusiastic rendition of happy birthday, a large red velvet cake and several entertainers including face painters and balloon artists.
Prince Charles attended a party in Perth to celebrate his 67th birthday
Despite it being an evening of celebration Charles gave a speech at the event asking "in view of the appalling atrocities that took place in Paris overnight, [for those in attendance] to observe one minute’s silence in memory of all those who have been affected and lost their lives" in the Paris attacks.
He added: "Our hearts go out as I am sure you will agree to all those who have been affected in the most dreadful way by these bestial attacks."
Earlier in the day Prince William’s father attended a service at St George’s Cathedral in the centre of Perth alongside Camilla. During the service in the heritage-listed Anglican church the congregation took time to reflect on the awful events that had happened the evening before in the French capital.
The Duchess of Cornwall was given flowers by a young girl a the State Library of Western Australia
Following the service the royal couple went outside into the bright sunshine to greet a choir, parishioners and well-wishers. After the meet-and-greet, The Duchess of Cornwall visited the children’s section of the State Library of Western Australia.
This day concluded the final engagements on the royal tour. On Sunday afternoon the royal couple boarded the Royal Australian Air Force jet to take them home after their six-day tour of Australia.