Prince Charles turn 65 today, and he'll be celebrating his birthday in India before heading to Sri Lanka for another official visit. He and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, have spent the past week on a royal tour of India, stopping at the Akshardham Temple, meeting with troops at the Indian Military Academy, and participating in a traditional Aarti ceremony in Dehradun. The couple's trip is the latest in a long legacy of royal tours. Earlier this year, Prince Harry headed to America, pulling the weight for his brother, as new parents Prince William and Kate Middleton are not taking an international royal tour in 2013.
The royals have lodged fewer frequent-flier miles than in 2012, the year of the queen's Diamond Jubilee. All the major royals traveled overseas to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 60 years on the throne. Prince William and his wife, Kate, took the British royal family show on the road for a nine-day tour of the Far East, while Prince Harry did his part paying a visit to countries in Central America and the Caribbean on behalf of Her Majesty. But even without a major milestone to celebrate, the British royals have been traveling the globe for decades. To compare the past and present royal tours, take a look at royals around the world throughout the years.
Prince William and Kate Middleton joined thousands in central London on Sunday to honor servicemen and women who have fallen in combat for their country. Kate watched Great Britain's annual tribute from a nearby balcony, looking on as Prince William and Prince Harry laid symbolic wreaths of red poppies on the Cenotaph war memorial with their grandparents, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. Queen Elizabeth led the solemn Remembrance Day service, which included a two-minute silence. Remembrance Day, which is tomorrow, is the British version of America's Veterans Day and marks the conclusion of World War I, which ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.
The ceremony came after a busy week for the royals. On Thursday, Prince William and Kate participated in Poppy Day events, riding a public bus and chatting with volunteers with the Royal British Legion, which sells red poppies to raise funds for members of the British Armed Forces. Red poppies are worn to symbolize the blood spilled in war. Later that day, Prince William scrubbed in surgery at the Royal Marsden Hospital as part of his duties as the president of the Royal Marsden National Health Service Foundation Trust.
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