Prince Louis' favourite song is set to feature in grandpa King Charles' birthday celebrations, and royal or not, it's a classic

The Wales youngster is expected to be delighted with this tradition

King Charles with Prince Louis sat on his knee at the Queen's Platinum Jubilee
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Prince Louis is set to hear one of his favourite songs with grandpa King Charles next month when the monarch celebrates his 75th birthday - and it's a classic.

Whether you're a member of the royal family or not, unless you choose to spend your birthday on a desert island there's no escaping the tradition of someone singing the Happy Birthday song to you.

Most of us will recall our parents ringing at the crack of dawn to sing the song down the phone or work colleagues who, despite trying to keep your birthday a secret, catch you off guard with a surprise cake as they light the candles and crowd round your desk to burst into song.

And while members of the Royal family might celebrate their birthdays more lavishly, with one royal given a £120,000 birthday ‘card’ for their first birthday and King Charles reportedly brought Prince George an ‘£18,000’ gift to celebrate his first birthday, they're likely to stick to the Happy Birthday song tradition.

According to Kate Middleton, who's come up with plenty of kids' party ideas over the years, says Happy Birthday is one of her son Prince Louis' favourites. She told a reception at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the 25th anniversary of youth mental health charity Place 2B about her youngest's favourite music - and at the time Louis was just one-year-old.

After learning that two members of the choirs were celebrating their birthdays, Kate informed them that "Happy Birthday" is "one of Louis' favourite songs".

And next month Prince Louis, five, is expected to hear his favourite song with grandpa King Charles as he celebrates his 75th birthday. 

While no official confirmation has been revealed on how King Charles III plans to spend the day on 14th November, it is thought it will be kept to a minimum with only family and close friends, according to The Telegraph.

Queen Camilla, King Charles and Prince Louis

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And he's not the only royal child to be fond of singing, as Kate recently revealed that daughter Princess Charlotte, eight, cheered her up by singing a hymn in the morning.

She shared, "I heard my daughter singing this morning and it’s a hymn called Shine Jesus Shine and it made me very happy this morning.”
She asked a Ukrainian girl, "Do you know that song? Does it have the same tune? I heard that this morning and it made me very happy this morning," the princess asked, adding: "I'm going to look up that song in Ukrainian."

In public the Wales children were spotted singing God Save the Queen when their late great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II held a Platinum Jubilee parade.

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Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)