King Charles III’s Birthday: Will he have two like the Queen and when would they be?

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The UK and the Commonwealth recently welcomed a new royal leader, King Charles III, following the death of his mother, Elizabeth II on September 8, 2022.

While his coronation is still some time away, his duties as the new monarch kicked in immediately, requiring his lifestyle to adjust.

With recent celebrations around the King’s 74th birthday, many have reminisced about how Her Majesty used to mark her two separate birthdays and wondered if Charles will have two celebrations, too.

Here’s everything we know about what we can expect from King Charles III’s birthday going forward.

Will King Charles III have two birthdays, like the Queen?

While it hasn’t been formally confirmed, it is a long-standing royal tradition for monarchs to have two birthdays.

The Queen celebrated her actual day of birth on April 21 every year. This would often be spent with close family, with official gun salutes marking the occasion.

However, the big public gathering would happen on the second Saturday of June, known as Trooping the Colour or the Queen’s Birthday Parade.

It would see soldiers, horses, and musicians come together to produce a vibrant spectacle outside Buckingham Palace.

Given the fact that the tradition has been a part of King Charles III’s family for centuries, he is likely to continue it.

After King Charles III, it will be up to the next monarch, the current Prince of Wales, William, to decide whether he would like to continue the tradition. William’s birthday is on June 21, so it might prove slightly redundant to hold two celebrations in one month, unless the date of Trooping the Colour is changed.

When would King Charles III’s birthdays be?

His Majesty was born on November 14, 1948, and recently celebrated his 74th birthday.

Should he choose to continue his family’s tradition of having two birthdays, the second celebration will be in mid-June every year.

While it may still officially be called Trooping the Colour, it is likely to colloquially be named the King’s Birthday Parade.