Princess Anne and Sophie missed fun party at Clarence House which Kate left at midnight

Princess Kate, Sophie Duchess of Edinburgh, Princess Anne

Princess Anne and Sophie missed fun party which Kate left at midnight

Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 19/11/2023

- 15:15

The Princess Royal and the Duchess of Edinburgh had prior arrangements

Princess Anne and Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh missed a fun party at Clarence House which Princess Kate left close to midnight.

King Charles celebrated his 75th birthday on Tuesday, and celebrated with a private birthday bash at Clarence House.

Many members of the Royal Family attended, including the Prince and Princess of Wales, Queen Camilla, and Princess Beatrice.

However, the King's sister Princess Anne, his brother Prince Edward, and the Duchess of Edinburgh did not attend.

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The Princess Royal's reason was because she attended engagements in Glasgow on Tuesday.

She concluded the day by making an appearance at the Scottish Interfaith Week Forum.

Meanwhile, the Duke of Edinburgh, the King's younger brother, could not attend the birthday party as he landed in Singapore that day.

Prince Edward, 59, visited SwissŠtel the Stamford for the Commonwealth Games Federation reception.

Duchess of Edinburgh

Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh had prior arrangements


On the evening of King Charles's birthday party, Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh, 58, went out for a meal at Rochester Cathedral.

It is not known whether or not the Duke of York, who withdrew from public life in 2019, was present at Clarence House.

In a tribute to her former brother-in-law, Sarah, Duchess of York, the ex-wife of Prince Andrew, shared a black and white photo of a young Charles on Instagram.

Fergie, 64, captioned the post: "Wishing the happiest of birthdays to His Majesty, King Charles III. Long live the King."

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Prince Edward

Prince Edward also had prior arrangements


Princess Kate, 41, looked very elegant at King Charles's birthday party, wearing a Needle & Thread Alicia Scallop gown in emerald.

Meanwhile, Princess Beatrice, 35, looked gorgeous in a Monique Lhuillier Sequined Stretch-Tulle midi dress in metallic rose gold with a matching capelette.

The King's niece, Zara Tindall, 42, also attended and wore a Rebecca Vallance "Eva" cut-out detail midi dress in black.

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