Royals Rock Out


Sep. 29 2008, Published 3:11 p.m. ET

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Prince Charles knows how to party, apparently, and he's planning two royal bashes in the upcoming months to celebrate his Nov. 14 60th birthday.

First a formal banquet will be held on Nov. 13 at Buckingam Palace, with guests like Prime Minister Gordon Brown, and then on Nov. 15 the Prince will have an event at Highgrove House, his family home, with 75 guests.

The two parties will be organized by Michael Fawcett, an expensive event planner chosen by Prince Charles' wife Camilla.

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“Camilla has worked extremely closely with the Queen and Michael on the formal birthday dinner. It will be an extravagant event with a lavish banquet," the Daily Star quotes a source as saying.

“Camilla is making the Highgrove party very much her own. She has invited Princes William and Harry and Kate Middleton and Chelsy Davy, as well as her children, Tom and Laura.”

However England, like America, is under a credit crunch right now as well. And just days before the announcement of the parties, the Daily Star says the Queen's aides were seeking money to add to her 7.9 million pound civil list payment, which pays for upkeep her her household and expenses.


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