Queen set to UPSTAGE Camilla with rival party plans for Prince Charles 70th birthday
The Queen is set to outshine Camilla Parker Bowles’ plans for her husband’s birthday – by hosting her own lavish party for him two weeks later.
Her Majesty has already sent out invitations for a private bash in the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace on the Prince’s birthday, November 14.
It is rumoured the Queen will make a speech in Charles’ honour, watched by a huge gathering of British gentry and European royalty.
But the Duchess of Cornwall has been working up her own “special party” according to reports – which has already been “snubbed” by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
A calendar clash means Camilla with have two spots to fill as Meghan and Harry are understood to be travelling from Fiji to Tonga on their royal tour on the day of the party (October 25).
Kensington Palace earlier confirmed Meghan and Harry would embark on a 15-day royal tour coinciding with the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney, which will see them visit nine cities across Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.
According to Vanity Fair, Camilla has been busy planning a “very special night” the Prince of Wales’ birthday.
Royal correspondent Katie Nicholl said Camilla’s event will be a night of “music, opera, ballet and Shakespearean drama”.
A source told Vanity Fair: “It’s going to be a very special night and Charles is very much looking forward to it.
“Harry and Meghan can’t be there because they will be overseas.
“It’s why they were so keen to be at the garden party for Charles back in May.”
Future king Charles has agreed to appear in a BBC documentary and has had a film crew following him for the last few months.
It is thought Buckingham Palace will release a portrait of the Prince to mark the occasion.
Charles is the longest-serving heir apparent in the history of the British monarchy.
Source: DAILYSTAR CO UK