(Getty Images)more pics »Britain's Prince Charles turned 60 Friday, and with every passing year it's becoming more and more apparent that he may never take the throneat least not as long as his 82-year-old mother is still alive and well.
Still, he didn't let that fact bring him down; instead he partied like a royal should. On Wednesday a number of famous comedians including John Cleese and Robin Williams performed for him, and on Thursday his official birthday party was hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace. His wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, will throw a party for him on Saturday, with a special performance from Rod Stewart.
To celebrate his 60th birthday, we've decided to share some of our favorite photos of the Prince. Enjoy!
Prince Charles' official birthday portrait is apparently supposed to show a "casual" side of the Prince. Can you really call someone sitting on a stiff chair adorned with lions, in a totally stuffy military uniform casual? Me thinks no, but good try. (Getty Images) more pics »
Prince Charles and Camilla attend the 2005 Mey Games in Scotland in 2005. I'm not sure what they're laughing at, but I like to think they're conversation went something like this:
Camilla: I can't keep a straight face, your socks are ridiculous!
Charles: I know! And my kilt, it's so short!
Camilla: How bloody embarrassing, my skirt is longer than yours, and you're legs are so pale!
Charles: This is the last time I lose a bet to William, he's always making me wear ridiculous clothes in public! Still, he's the loser in the end, he inherited my receding hairline!
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Charles and Camilla tour a plantation in Saint Lucia in March 2008. Although the surroundings were beautiful, the Prince only had one thing on his mind: Where the plantation got their bowls. "Camilla, come quick! Look at this bowl, it's amazing, and oh my goodness it smells magnificent!" (Getty Images) more pics »
Prince Charles and his wife arrive at the 2007 Royal Ascot horse race, and although the Prince looks pleased, he wonders why his wife always feels the need to outdo him in the hat department. "Bloody hell," the prince thinks to himself. "Camilla's hat is so awesome, and I look like that little chap from Monopoly!" (Getty Images) more pics »
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