King Charles invites public to join him at 75th birthday party but there is a catch

King Charles

King Charles will turn 75 in November

Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 03/10/2023

- 21:52

The King will turn 75 on November 14

King Charles will celebrate his 75th birthday next month, and the Prince’s Foundation is inviting Britons of the same age to a tea dance in his honour.

However, the lucky attendees must live near either Highgrove, his Gloucestershire home, or Dumfries House in Scotland, in order to enjoy the celebrations.

On October 2, royal fans could apply to be chosen as a guest to attend King Charles's 75th birthday.

People are advised to nominate residents who have made a difference in their communities, as long as they are born in the year 1948 - the same year the sovereign was born.

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The NHS, as an organisation celebrating its 75th anniversary, can also apply.

The tea dance on November 13 will offer an opportunity for royal fans to socialise with each other.

The event at Dumfries House will welcome fans who live in Ayrshire and Arran, Dumfries and Galloway, and Glasgow and Clyde Valley.

Meanwhile, the Highgrove celebration is for guests from Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Somerset.

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King Charles's homes in Gloucestershire and Scotland will host tea parties in his honour


King Charles's Scottish home already stages monthly tea dances, so the monarch will be familiar with the celebration.

Organisers are expecting to cater for hundreds of guests across the two royal properties.

The King's birthday is on November 14, so he could likely visit either Highgrove or Dumfries House for a birthday treat.

A spokesperson for the Prince’s Foundation said: “We wanted to do something special to mark the occasion of His Majesty The King’s 75th birthday.

Dumfries House

King Charles has owned Dumfries House since 2007


Highgrove House

King Charles privately bought Highgrove House in 1980


“As part of our charity’s role is to serve its communities, we thought it would be fitting to invite a select number of people who are also turning 75 this year to our beautiful sites for a celebratory afternoon," they told The Telegraph.

The nomination forms close at 5pm on October 13, and can be found at the Highgrove website.

Guests will also be allowed to take a plus-one if they are lucky enough to attend.

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