King Charles' Birthday around the world in 2024

King Charles' Birthday around the world in 2024
King Charles III. Image by Dan Marsh , via Flickr
  How long until King Charles' Birthday?
King Charles' Birthday
  Dates of King Charles' Birthday around the world
2025 Various Jun 2, Jun 9, Jun 13, Jun 16, Nov 14
AnguillaMon, Jun 9National Holiday
British Virgin IslandsFri, Jun 13National Holiday
Cayman IslandsMon, Jun 9National Holiday
Cook IslandsMon, Jun 2National Holiday
Falkland IslandsFri, Nov 14National Holiday
GibraltarMon, Jun 16National Holiday
MontserratMon, Jun 9National Holiday
Papua New GuineaFri, Jun 13National Holiday
Solomon IslandsFri, Jun 13National Holiday
Turks and Caicos IslandsMon, Jun 16National Holiday
TuvaluMon, Jun 9National Holiday
2024 Various Jun 3, Jun 10, Jun 14, Jun 17, Nov 14
AnguillaMon, Jun 10National Holiday
British Virgin IslandsFri, Jun 14National Holiday
Cayman IslandsMon, Jun 17National Holiday
Cook IslandsMon, Jun 3National Holiday
Falkland IslandsThu, Nov 14National Holiday
GibraltarMon, Jun 17National Holiday
MontserratMon, Jun 10National Holiday
Papua New GuineaMon, Jun 10National Holiday
Solomon IslandsMon, Jun 10National Holiday
Turks and Caicos IslandsMon, Jun 10National Holiday
TuvaluMon, Jun 10National Holiday
2023 Various Jun 5, Jun 9, Jun 10, Jun 12, Jun 16, Jun 19, Nov 14
AnguillaMon, Jun 12National Holiday
British Virgin IslandsFri, Jun 16National Holiday
Cayman IslandsMon, Jun 19National Holiday
Cook IslandsMon, Jun 5National Holiday
Falkland IslandsTue, Nov 14National Holiday
GibraltarMon, Jun 19National Holiday
MontserratMon, Jun 19National Holiday
Papua New GuineaFri, Jun 16National Holiday
Solomon IslandsFri, Jun 9National Holiday
Turks and Caicos IslandsMon, Jun 12National Holiday
TuvaluSat, Jun 10National Holiday
2022 Falkland IslandsNov 14
Falkland Islands Mon, Nov 14National Holiday
  Summary

Marks the birthday of the Sovereign, King Charles III.

  Which countries observe King Charles' Birthday in 2024?
National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a public holiday Govt Holiday

King Charles III was born on November 14th 1948 in Buckingham Palace. He ascended to the throne following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday September 8th 2022.

While King Charles will celebrate his birthday in November, now that he has taken the throne he receives the privilege of celebrating his birthday not once, but twice every year.

It was the same with Queen Elizabeth. Queen's Birthday was celebrated in June each year, even though the Queen's birthday was on April 21st.

The idea behind the double birthday is that having a summer birthday means a higher chance of good weather during the Trooping the Colour parade, which marks the official celebration of the monarch's birthday in the UK. Trooping the Colour is held outside Buckingham Palace on a Saturday in early June and has marked the celebration for over 270 years.

The official birthday tradition was started by George II in 1748. With a November birthday being too cold for a celebratory parade, he tied his celebrations in with the annual Trooping the Colour military parade.

Summer 'official' birthday celebrations were standardised during the reign of Edward VII, who also had a November birthday, according to Royal Museums Greenwich.

Since 1748, the monarch's official birthday has been marked by an outdoor parade known as Trooping the Colour which was usually held on the king or queen's actual birthday. Edward VII, who reigned from 1901 to 1910, was born in November. Instead of making the troops parade on a cold and dark November morning, the tradition began of celebrating his birthday officially in May or June as there was less chance of it being chilly and drizzly during the event. This tradition was then carried on by subsequent monarchs.

The King is the monarch of 15 countries, the United Kingdom and 14 commonwealth realms.


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