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What we know about the Prince of Wales’ 70th birthday celebration tonight

Not much has been revealed about the 70th birthday celebration of the Prince of Wales taking place tonight. What we do know is below about the event hosted by The Queen at Buckingham Palace is below:

We know that the private evening celebration is for hundreds of family and friends. There will be a dinner and reception beginning in the later evening in the State Rooms. It is believed that Her Majesty will make a speech in honour of her eldest child’s birthday, as well.

It has been organised by The Queen’s private office and will be paid for out of her own personal funds, according to the Daily Mail.

Members of the British Royal Family attending are a given – including an appearance by the Duke of Edinburgh. But who else should we expect to see tonight?

At first, the Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg would not confirm the attendance of any member of the Grand Ducal Family calling the party tonight “private.” However, they did confirm to Royal Central yesterday that Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa would be at the celebration.

Others there will be Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark; King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway; King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium; and Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands. We also know that Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia were invited.

No royals from Sweden will attend as they are currently welcoming an incoming state visit from Italy. King Abdullah of Jordan is currently on a working visit to the United States, as well, while Crown Prince Hussein is Regent. Queen Rania is not believed to have joined her husband on the visit.

Photo by Chris Jackson / Clarence House via Getty Images

Clarence House released two new family images last night to mark His Royal Highness’s 70th birthday. They were taken by Chris Jackson in the gardens of Clarence House in September. They feature Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Photo by Chris Jackson / Clarence House via Getty Images

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.