The lavish celebration of the 75th birthday of King Charles III unfolded at Buckingham Palace in London, featuring a special invitation extended to Indian nurses, healthcare workers, and National Health Service (NHS) doctors. The event, marking the NHS’s 75th anniversary, brought together 50,000 international healthcare professionals, predominantly led by Indian representatives.
Approximately 400 nurses from India, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Kenya, and other nations graced the birthday festivities on Tuesday evening. Shreejith Mulaleedharan, a staff nurse from India, expressed the profound experience of meeting the King. Rohit Sagoo, founder and director of British Sikh Nurses, considered it a privilege to apprise King Charles of the commendable services rendered by Sikh nurses in the country.
Rohit highlighted the significant charitable contributions made by Sikh nurses within the NHS, garnering praise from King Charles for the global healthcare workers, including those from India, who contribute to the NHS. Acknowledging the excellent relationship between the UK and India, Victoria Atkins expressed anticipation for a visit to India with the approval of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
King Charles enjoyed a splendid birthday celebration, attended by well-wishers from across the country. The NHS Choir’s rendition of “Happy Birthday” left a lasting impression, and the royal reception featured a multitude of regal activities. Earlier in the day, King Charles and Queen Camilla visited a food distribution center in Oxfordshire to launch the Coronation Food Project, supporting charitable organizations providing critical food assistance.
Additionally, gun salutes resonated in various parts of London in honor of King Charles turning 75 on Tuesday.