Even at 92 years old, Queen Elizabeth has a lot on her plate when it comes to ruling over a country as the Queen of England.
And not only has she successfully ran a country for the last 66 years, but she did so while also fulfilling her role as a wife and mother of four.
Over the last few years, Queen Elizabeth has been slowly giving away her duties to her eldest son, and future King of England, Prince Charles.
Charles most recently turned 70 years old on November 14.
The Queen and proud mom threw her oldest child a star-studded “birthday party” at Buckingham Palace, which of course included his two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, as well as their wives.
And as the Royal family’s official website reports, her Majesty made a toast that proved she isn’t just a strong leader, but a doting and loving mother as well.
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“It is a privilege for any mother to be able to propose a toast to her son on his 70th birthday. It means that you have lived long enough to see your child grow up,” The Queen has said in a speech at the Prince of Wales’ 70th Birthday Party this evening. “It is rather like —to use an analogy I am certain will find favour — planting a tree and being able to watch it grow,” Her Majesty said. Read the full toast by clicking our link in bio. This first photograph was taken at Buckingham Palace on The Prince of Wales’ fourth birthday and the second on The Queen’s 90th birthday in Windsor in 2016. ? PA Images
She said in her toast to Charles:
“It is a privilege for any mother to be able to propose a toast to her son on his 70th birthday. It means that you have lived long enough to see your child grow up. It is rather like — to use an analogy I am certain will find favor — planting a tree and being able to watch it grow.
My mother saw me turn 70, of course. And she was heard to observe that 70 is exactly the age when the number of candles on your cake finally exceeds the amount of breath you have to blow them out.
Over his 70 years, Philip and I have seen Charles become a champion of conservation and the arts, a great charitable leader — a dedicated and respected heir to the throne to stand comparison with any in history — and a wonderful father. Most of all, sustained by his wife Camilla, he is his own man, passionate and creative.
So this toast is to wish a happy birthday to my son, in every respect a duchy original. To you Charles. To the Prince of Wales.”
Duchy Original is the company “The Prince of Wales set up in 1990,” according to the family’s website.
Happy Birthday, Prince Charles.