It was recently reported that "Project 70" is the name given to Prince Charles's transition to a more king-like role by the time of his 70th birthday in November 2018. Charles has been taking on more responsibilities in recent years, and as well as representing his mother at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in 2013, he also laid a wreath on her behalf on Remembrance Sunday in November 2017. In 2018 he will fly to Australia alongside Camilla to open the Commonwealth Games on behalf of the queen.
Charles's landmark birthday celebrations at the end of 2018 will be a big cause for celebration in the family. His 60th was marked with a big party at his country house Highgrove, with a set by standup comic Omid Djalili, a performance by Rod Stewart, and even a cover band so they could all dance the night away. Charles's 70th is likely to follow a similar format, with family and celebrities including Dame Judi Dench, Joanna Lumley, Rowan Atkinson, and Stephen Fry on the guest list.