Duke’s birthday wishes for Prince Charles

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have wished Prince Charles a very happy birthday on their official social media accounts, as he turns 72.

The message, posted on Twitter and Instagram, appears alongside a picture of a smiling Charles.

Normally, the heir to the throne's birthday is celebrated with gun salutes in Green Park, the Tower of London and in other parts of the country.

However, ceremonial gunfire has been suspended amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The prince's birthday comes near the end of an eventful year.

In March, he contracted coronavirus and travelled to Scotland to self-isolate for seven days after displaying mild symptoms.

At the time, the Duchess of Cornwall tested negative for the virus and self-isolated for 14 days.

The Prince of Wales later said he "got away with it quite lightly". Earlier this month, palace sources told the BBC Prince William had also tested positive for Covid-19 at a similar time to his father.