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While making his way to a tea party at Spencer House in London in honor of his 70th birthday last week, Prince Charles was handed a bright polka-dot balloon with the number "70" on it and a sparkly gift bag from a reporter.

And while we love a good surprise gift, we're pretty sure this balloon is the best thing the Prince of Wales has ever received for his big day. Seriously.

Don't believe us? Here are Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles without the balloon:

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And here they are post-balloon:

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Case closed. We mean, have you ever seen anyone so happy over a freakin' balloon? Actually, we can think of one other royal...

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Now we know where Princess Charlotte gets her affinity for the helium-filled marvels.

Here's to many more hot-air-filled birthdays, Your Majesty.

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