'You MUST be joking!' Camilla says Charles will NEVER slow down – 'There is NO

Speaking to The Telegraph, Camilla joked Charles is showing no signs of slowing down ahead of the heir to the thrones landmark birthday.

The Duchess said: “You must be joking! There’s no way that he will slow down.”

Even now it is “very hard to get him to relax and drag him away from his letters and boxes”, Camilla added.

Charles, who is the longest-serving heir to the throne in British history, has also been lauded for his dedicated service to helping others.

Camilla said: “I don’t think people see his incredible kindness and the things he does behind the scenes.

“People who worked for him years ago will write to him and if they’ve fallen on hard times he’ll do everything he can to help them.”

Grandfather to Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte 3, and Prince Louis, 6 months, Charles is soon to have another arrival with the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle expecting to give birth in the spring, and the Prince is described as “exceptionally good” with children.

Camilla said: “And, of course, he’s wonderful with children.

“He doesn’t mind crawling about on the floor for hours with them. We had a picture the other day with Louis pulling on his hair, and he’s not one of those people who says ‘take your hand away’. He loves it.

“He’s exceptionally good with very small children and babies.”

The outspoken Prince who this week announced he would not “meddle” once he becomes King, may have to adapt his hidden humorous side.

Camilla added: “The other thing, which probably doesn’t come over as well as it should, is that he has got a very good sense of humour. He’s very funny.”

The Prince, who turns 70 on Wednesday, has received tributes from around the world.

Prime Minister Theresa May praised his “tireless” and “exemplary service that he has given to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth for his whole adult life”.

Tomorrow Prince Charles will for the second successive year lead the festival of Remembrance at the Cenotaph.

The 69-year-old will lay a wreath of poppies to commemorate Britain’s war dead on the Queen’s behalf.

This year’s event takes on added significance as it marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.