Prince Charles has joked about living life at a slower pace after being handed a hilarious gift for his 70th birthday on Wednesday afternoon. Royal journalists presented the Prince with a silver '70' balloon and a bottle of grey squirrel repellent, before he laughed: "Where do you find these terrible things?" They then asked if he had plans to slow down at all, and he replied: "I don't know, you may see it soon, I'm sure." Camilla then joked: "I doubt it!" The couple looked in happy spirits as they thanked journalists for their well-wishes and walked away with the presents.
Charles and Camilla will join the rest of the Royal Family in the evening, for a private party being held for the Prince at Buckingham Palace. Prince William and Kate will also be present after spending the day visiting one of Centrepoint's services, which supports over 60 homeless young people, in South Yorkshire's town of Barnsley. The evening is thought to include a birthday dinner and reception, with royals from across Europe also in attendance.
WATCH: William and Kate arrive in South Yorkshire
As part of the celebrations, Kensington Palace also released a couple of official photographs to mark the Prince's birthday earlier in the week, showing Charles happily posing with Camilla, Prince William and Prince Harry, his daughters-in-law Kate and Meghan, and his three young grandchildren, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. While the future King takes centre stage in the snaps, the smallest members of the royal family certainly manage to share some of the spotlight! Prince Louis, who was four months old at the time of the photoshoot, is utterly adorable as he giggles at the camera, looking sweet in blue shorts and a white shirt.
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