Proud Queen praises son Charles' charity efforts

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London, November 13 : The Queen has commended son Charles for his public service following the setting up of his Prince's Trust charity, adding that both she and Prince Philip were immensely proud of his open-handed efforts.

Her Majesty, who visited the trust's London head office at the start of celebrations for her son's 60th birthday on November 14, said Charles' conviction has been an inspiration while his trust mended lives of myriad of people.

"As we celebrate the many extraordinary achievements of the Prince's Trust, so too I should like briefly to reflect on the role of the Prince of Wales, who has given enduring inspiration to it," the Daily Express quoted her as saying.

"As the Prince of Wales, our son, approaches his 60th birthday, may I say that we are both enormously proud to have been reminded here today of his personal contribution to this remarkable organisation.

"Countless lives have been transformed by the Prince's Trust to which the Prince of Wales has brought vision and conviction.

"For Prince Philip and me there can be no greater pleasure or comfort than to know that into his care are safely entrusted the guiding principles of public service and duty to others." The Prince of Wales's trust, which was set up in 1976 to help young people suffering from lack of opportunity, blooms with a 50million pound turnover while having improved the lives of 500,000 young people.

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