100-year-old Brits get birthday cards from King Charles III

100-year-old Brits get birthday cards from King Charles III

The new King and Queen Consort have sent out greetings to those turning 100 and 105

IN an age-old tradition, Britons celebrating their 100th and 105th birthdays have begun receiving cards from their new King and Queen Consort.

The gesture of marking anniversaries and landmark ages started during the reign of King George V in 1917, reported Mirror.

Several veterans of the Second World War received their missives.

They included Ruth Park-Pearson, who was born in Glasgow in 1922 and served in the Women’s Royal Naval Service.

Veteran Ruth Park-Pearson with her card. – Facebook pic

Park-Pearson, who now lives in North Yorkshire, celebrated her 100th birthday on Friday, October 21. She has six children, 13 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

The birthday card features a photograph of King Charles and the Queen Consort taken in the summer of 2018.

Thousands of birthday cards are sent from Buckingham Palace every year to mark these special years.


Couples celebrating their 60th, 65th and 70th wedding anniversaries can also anticipate hearing from the ruler.

During Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, around 1.3 million cards were sent to mark birthdays and anniversaries across the UK, the Realms and the Overseas Territories.

The first letters sent by King George V were delivered by telegram.

In September, a five-year-old boy was among those to receive one of the last letters sent out by the Queen, a day after her death.

James McConnell wrote a letter to the late monarch during a trip with his family to London during the Platinum Jubilee.

His father, Graeme McConnell, was shocked when James received a card from Buckingham Palace on September 9.

The birthday and anniversary cards are the latest roles the new king has taken over from his late mother.

source – The Vibes


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