Today is Prince Charles’s 64th birthday.
It is also the 58th birthday of Governor General Sir Jerry Mateparae and they will be sharing their party with other New Zealanders who were born on November 14th.
With the exception of the oldest applicant, the names of the 64 were chosen at random. And like the group they were chosen from, the 64 are of all ages, from 18 to 101 and from throughout New Zealand.
The Prince is reported to be looking forward to the party:
. . . “One group will be of particular interest, namely those who were born on 14th November, an illustrious group which includes the Governor-General, Mrs Key and, er, me,” the Prince said.
“I look forward very much to our joint birthday party on Wednesday along with 64 fellow Scorpios and to discussing our plans for world domination.” . . .
It will be a right royal, vice regal celebration and a birthday to remember for them all.