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By Gregory Katz The Associated Press

Heir’s big birthday: 70 candles lined up for Prince Charles

LONDON — Prince Charles turns 70 Wednesday and is still heir to the throne a role he has served since he was a young child.

He’s not lacking in things to do and shows few signs of slowing down he is wealthy, extremely active in matters of great importance to him, and preparing to welcome his third grandchild into the world when Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, gives birth next spring.

Royal retreat of Windsor prepares to party for Harry, Meghan

WINDSOR, England — Few towns are as stereotypically English as Windsor, the bucolic riverside locale where Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle will get married on May 19.

And few towns are as pleasing when a warm spring sun bakes off the morning mist. Even the plump white swans on the Thames seem relieved that the long, hard winter is over.

Calls to cancel Trump visit to UK put queen in tough spot

LONDON — Growing calls to cancel President Donald Trump’s state visit to Britain have put Queen Elizabeth II ‚Äî who would host the U.S. president in a difficult position.

In Britain’s constitutional monarchy, the queen invites foreign leaders to state visits regarded as a great honour on the advice of Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office.