King Charles III: Photos show birthday celebrations for future monarch during 90s visit to Sheffield
He turns 74 today, Monday, November 14, and can look forward to a special performance of Happy Birthday by the Band of the Household Cavalry during the changing of the guard, a 41-gun royal salute and, to top that, a 62-gun royal salute. The celebrations during his visit to city’s Manor estate in the 90s were more muted than what is planned this year, but Sheffield made sure his birthday was not forgotten back then.
Prince Charles, as he was at the time, came to Sheffield in 1998 to see the difference the Prince’s Trust, which he founded, was making in the city. He was there on November 13, the day before he turned 50, and residents of the Manor presented him with a huge birthday card, which he appeared delighted to receive.
During the same visit, he donned a hard hat as he met builders at the Manor Reborn project on Cary Road, saluting the thrilled crowd below as he climbed the scaffolding there. He also met children on the Manor estate and, perhaps most memorably, showed his fun side by joining actor Hugo Speer to recreate the job centre dance scene from The Full Monty, the hit comedy film which had been released the previous year.