Over60

News

Duchess Camilla celebrates her 72nd birthday – and meets donkeys William and Harry!

The Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker Bowles, celebrated her 72nd birthday at The Donkey Sanctuary in Devon yesterday.

She was there with her husband, Prince Charles, and they celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Donkey Sanctuary, which gives lifelong care to over 6,000 donkeys and mules.

As the visit coincided with her birthday, July 17, the sanctuary gave her a present and invited the Duchess of Cornwall to name the sanctuary’s new foal, who is just three weeks old.

She decided on the name Sweatpea.

The Duchess of Cornwall was welcomed by an entire herd of donkeys and mules upon the royals' arrival to the sanctuary and were greeted by a pair of donkeys called William and Harry.

After visiting the Donkey Sanctuary, the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles headed to the UK National Park’s Big Picnic celebration in Exmoor National Park.

The event was marking 70 years of UK National Parks and at the end of the visit, the guests sang “Happy Birthday” to the Duchess of Cornwall. She was presented with a towering Exmoor-themed cake.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the Duchess of Cornwall's birthday adventures.