King Charles and Camilla release brand new birthday card with post that baffled royal fans

King Charles and the Queen Consort have sent out their first birthday cards together to congratulate members of the public on their milestone birthdays and wedding anniversaries

King Charles birthday card - King Charles III and Camilla, The Queen Consort smiling as they attend the reopening of Hillsborough Castle on April 09, 2019 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (
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To mark the delivery of King Charles and Camilla’s first birthday cards, the royal family shared lovely photo of one of the lucky recipients leaving royal fans in shock. 

King Charles and Camilla the Queen Consort have delighted royal fans as thousands received their first congratulatory card from the couple this week, to mark their 100th and 105th birthdays, along with milestone anniversaries.

The lovely card, which features a portrait of King Charles and Camilla taken in 2018, was unveiled on Instagram, with a photograph of one of the lucky recipients, but commenters couldn't believe how young she looks. 

The picture showed WW2 veteran Ruth Park- Pearson, who was born in 1922 and served in the Women’s Royal Naval service, holding up her card after celebrating her 100th birthday. The caption revealed that Ruth marked the big day surrounded by her six children, 13 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

But despite receiving her official birthday card from King Charles and Camilla, fans clamoured to the comment section to voice their disbelief at her being 100 years old.

One wrote, “I need to know which moisturiser this amazing woman uses!!!

With another adding “That lady is 100??? Wow she looks incredible!!”

A third fan then remarked that Ruth looked at least ‘25 years younger’ while another fan wrote, “This lady does not look 100. Maybe 20 years younger. Wow! Secret please?” 

n image of Britain's King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort, is seen on the front of one of the first birthday cards to be sent to members of the public celebrating 100 years of age, signed by King Charles III and the Queen Consort, at Buckingham Palace in London on October 23, 2022

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The tradition of sending out cards to mark significant birthdays and anniversaries began in 1917 during the reign of King George V and has been continued, with the royal family sharing that during Queen Elizabeth’s reign alone, “approximately 1.3 million cards were sent to mark birthdays and anniversaries across the UK, the Realms and the Overseas Territories.”

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard Diploma in Journalism from the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, fashion, and entertainment for and My Imperfect Life.