King Charles III, the reigning monarch of England, celebrated his 74th birthday on Monday, marking his first birthday as King after he succeeded his mother Queen Elizabeth II to the throne her death on September 8. It is reported that King Charles enjoyed his birthday privately with no public engagement planned for the day. To celebrate this special day, the Royal Family released a new photo of the king.
In this never-before-seen photo, one can see him leaning against an old oak tree in Windsor with brilliant autumn light fall on him. Watch.
On his birthday, King Charles also officially took over the title and office from his late father Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, to become Ranger of Windsor Great Park. It’s been 70 years since Philippineswho passed away in April 2021, was appointed to this role.
Sir Henry Neville was the first to assume this environmental role in 1559 during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. During her more than 460 years in the office, several kings and family members have held the title. , including King George VI, King Charles‘ paternal grandfather.
But, it was Prince Philip who was the longest serving Ranger of Windsor Great Park when he held this role from 1952 until his death in 2021. “His Royal Highness played an active role in overseeing development activities, such as bringing the Red Deer back to life. Deer Park in 1979 and the development of the Savill Garden Visitor Center and the Virginia Water Theater,” the Royal Family wrote on Instagram.
Ranger of The Great Park’s role involves overseeing and guiding the Deputy Ranger and his team in the day-to-day management of one of the country’s oldest estates.
The King’s birthday was also celebrated with a 21-gun salute at Green Park, near Buckingham Palaceand a performance of “Happy Birthday” was played at the Changing of the Guard Ceremony.
Prince William and Kate Middleton, Prince and Princess of Wales, wished the King on Twitter, saying, “A very happy birthday to His Majesty!”
Happy Birthday King! pic.twitter.com/Kg3L70Ivn5
– The Prince and Princess of Wales (@KensingtonRoyal) November 14, 2022