“It is a privilege for any mother to be able to propose a toast to her son on his 70th birthday. It means that you have lived long enough to see your child grow up,” The Queen has said in a speech at the Prince of Wales’ 70th Birthday Party this evening. “It is rather like —to use an analogy I am certain will find favour — planting a tree and being able to watch it grow,” Her Majesty said. Read the full toast by clicking our link in bio. This first photograph was taken at Buckingham Palace on The Prince of Wales’ fourth birthday and the second on The Queen’s 90th birthday in Windsor in 2016. 📷 PA Images