Prince Charles turns 65

Prince Charles will celebrate his 65th birthday in India, where he is on an official tour with his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall. The royal couple will then fly to Sri Lanka ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting tomorrow.

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Prince Charles guest edits Country Life to mark birthday

The Prince of Wales has guest edited Country Life to celebrate his 65th birthday tomorrow.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall inside this month's edition of Country Life. Credit: John Millar/Country Life/PA Wire

Charles's birthday falls on the eve of the start of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (Chogm) he will host in Sri Lanka.

It will be one of his most significant duties to date as a future monarch but the summit has been overshadowed with controversy over the country's human rights record.

He used his editorial to voice his support for farmers, saying they were not getting paid enough by big supermarkets. He said:

"It cannot be right that a typical hill farmer earns just £12,500, with some surviving on as little as £8,000 a year, whilst the big retailers and their shareholders do so much better out of the deal, having taken none of the risk."

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