Prince Charles, like many people in these pandemic times, celebrated his 72nd birthday in a discreet way on Saturday, reports DPA.

Regular gunfire across the country in honor of Charles’ birthday was suspended this year due to the pandemic, according to the Defense Ministry.

Charles’ eldest son, Prince William, posted on Twitter wishes for his father’s birthday. On Instagram-ul Clarence House, the official residence in London of the Prince of Wales and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, the legend along with a photograph of Charles wearing a kilt expresses thanks for the good wishes.

Prince Charles is the son of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He is also Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay, titles traditionally held by the heir to the throne of England and Scotland, respectively. Prince Charles is the heir who has carried this title for the longest time in the entire history of Great Britain.

Being the son of a sovereign’s daughter, Charles would not normally have been entitled to the title of Prince, but would have inherited the secondary title of his father, the Count of Merioneth. However, on October 22, 1948, George VI issued an act by which all the children of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh received the status of royal prince.