The House of Lords will pay tribute on Wednesday 14 November to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales on the occasion of his 70th birthday. Baroness Evans of Bowes Park, the Leader of the House and Lord Privy Seal, will move what is known as a Humble Address.
Baroness Evans will move that a message is sent to Her Majesty the Queen:
'Most Gracious Sovereign,
We, Your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, beg leave
To assure Your Majesty of the great pleasure felt by this House on the seventieth birthday of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales;
To convey to Your Majesty the admiration that is felt by this House for His Royal Highness; and
To express the hope that His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales may long continue to enjoy good health and happiness.'
Baroness Evans will then move that a message is sent to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales:
'Your Royal Highness,
We, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, warmly congratulate Your Royal Highness on Your Royal Highness’s seventieth birthday;
We express our gratitude for Your Royal Highness’s outstanding service to the nation, not only in supporting Her Majesty The Queen but also in making Your Royal Highness’s own deep contribution to national life, in particular in Your Royal Highness’s creation of The Prince’s Trust which has done so much to support disadvantaged young people and in your work with The Prince of Wales's charities;
We wish Your Royal Highness many happy returns.'
Members of the House of Lords will then have the opportunity to pay their own tributes.
Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, turns 70 on 14 November 2018.
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