Windsor family from Gosport want to meet Prince Charles for birthday celebration

Philip Windsor, who shares his birthday with Prince Charles, wants to share his 68th celebrations with the future king

Philip Windsor, who shares his birthday with Prince Charles, wants to share his 68th celebrations with the future king

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  • Philip Windsor shares the same date of birth as Prince Charles
  • For his birthday this year, him and his son Stephen want to organise a meet between them
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HE WAS born just nine hours after Prince Charles and they even share the same surname.

Now Philip Windsor, who was named after Charles’ father, the Duke of Edinburgh, wants to meet the future king to celebrate their 68th birthdays on November 14.

My dad is always telling people about the connection he shares with Prince Charles.

Stephen Windsor

Philip and his son Stephen, from Gosport, will write to the royal family asking if they can meet Prince Charles for the occasion.

Sharing the same date of birth and surname is something Philip loves telling people.

The family have even kept an old article written in the Daily Mirror in 1977 about Philip and the Prince of Wales.

Stephen, from Prideaux-Brune Avenue, Gosport, said: ‘My dad is always telling people about the connection he shares with Prince Charles.

‘Whenever he says his surname he adds “like the royal family but we aren’t related”.’

Philip’s late mum Peggy also liked telling people how she gave birth just hours after the Queen.

‘My nan loved the story and the royal connection and I think that rubbed off on dad,’ Stephen added. ‘She always admitted she was a royalist.’

Stephen came up with the idea for his dad to hopefully meet Prince Charles but said it is proving harder than he expected.

He has to write a letter to Buckingham Palace requesting the meet.

He said: ‘I have to write a formal letter which I will be doing soon.

‘If Prince Charles cannot meet my dad this year, it would be nice for him to do for another birthday – maybe their 70th in 2018.’

The article in the Daily Mirror revealed how Philip was born three days late, on November 14 at Lyndhurst Hospital, in 1948.

It said the nurses teased his mother telling her: ‘You’ve been hanging on for Princess Elizabeth, haven’t you.’

Stephen says as far as he is aware the two families are not related. But he said he would be keen to look back in his history.

He added: ‘It would be interesting to find out if we are distantly related.

‘I doubt we are because Windsor seems to be a common surname when you look it in the directory – although I have never met one myself.’

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