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The Prince of Wales is celebrating his 72nd birthday as an eventful year for the country nears its end.

The Royal Family tweeted: “Wishing The Prince of Wales a very happy birthday today!”

Gun salutes would normally be fired in celebration of Charles birthday from Green Park, the Tower of London, and other locations around the country.

But a Ministry of Defence spokeswoman said Covid restrictions meant they would not take place this year.

She said: “We can confirm that, following consultation with key stakeholders, ceremonial gunfire from all saluting stations continues to be temporarily suspended due to national Covid-19 restrictions.

“As such, the Gun Salute due to take place on Saturday 14 November for the birthday of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales will now not take place.

“Future such events will continue to be regularly reviewed in conjunction with current Government Covid related guidance”.

More to follow.

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