Prince Charles Shares Personal Letter of Congratulations in Honor of His Mother’s Historic Accession Day

Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating a major milestone today, as the first British monarch to serve on the throne for 70 years.

Yesterday, we saw that Her Royal Majesty received many kind letters congratulating her on this achievement, and she spent the eve of her Accession Day with members of the Sandringham Women’s Institute, pensioners who live on the Sandringham Estate, West Norfolk Befriending and Little Discoverers, an early-years charity for children with disabilities.

But today, someone very close to the queen sent her a letter of congratulations for her incredible achievement. Queen Elizabeth's eldest son (and the heir apparent), Prince Charles, wrote a personal message that he shared to Instagram. A snapshot of the letter was posted to the Clarence House account, with a caption that said, “A message from The Prince of Wales on the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen’s Accession. #PlatinumJubilee #HM70.”

In his note, the Prince of Wales said, “On this historic day, my wife and I join you all in congratulating Her Majesty The Queen on the remarkable achievement of serving this nation, the Realms and Commonwealth for seventy years. The Queen’s devotion to the welfare of all her people inspires still greater admiration with each passing year.”

To commemorate her Accession Day, the queen shared a rare note herself, where she stated that when Prince Charles ascends to the throne, she wants his wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, to take the title of Queen Consort. He referenced this in the latter part of his letter, saying, “We are deeply conscious of the honour represented by my mother’s wish. As we have sought together to serve and support Her Majesty and the people of our communities, my darling wife has been my own steadfast support throughout.”

The prince closed by adding, “The year of this unprecedented Platinum Jubilee brings an opportunity for us all to come together in celebrating the service of The Queen, by whose example we will continue to be led in the years to come.”

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