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Happy Birthday Prince Charles

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Happy Birthday Prince Charles

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Happy Birthday Prince Charles

Happy Birthday Prince Charles

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The heir to the British throne turns 65 on Thursday, making him eligible for his government pension. The prince plans to donate his $175 a week to charity.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. Never having taken the job he was destined for, Prince Charles is ready to retire. Today, the prince turns 65, making him eligible for his government pension.

Now a grandfather, Charles is the longest reigning heir in Britain's history, even longer than Queen Victoria's son Bertie, or Edward VII. Obviously Charles won't be living on his pension of $175 a week. The prince says he will donate it to charity. It's MORNING EDITION.

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