Earl Spencer’s wife Karen
turned 50 on Monday and Charles took to Twitter to post his birthday message
for his wife and revealed a special birthday gift.
Alongside a photo of him and
his wife posing together, he penned the message: “A very Happy 50th
Birthday to @KarenSpencerWCI –
social entrepreneur, founder of @WeAreWholeChild,
chatelaine of @AlthorpHouse &
adored mother of three wonderful daughters.
“Determined to live to
100, today marks the halfway post to that glorious ambition.”
The Earl also revealed
the “horticultural birthday present” his wife received in an adorable
anecdote about two hedgehogs who “guarded” the
gift, formerly belonging to Boycie actor John Challis.
The author wrote:
“When I went to retrieve Karen’s (horticultural) birthday present from our
daughter Charlotte this morning, it was being guarded by two adult hedgehogs –
no doubt from the 2 dozen that @BeingBoycie asked us to shelter at
@AlthorpHouse a few years back. A lovely omen, Carol!”
Charles also shared
the photo of him and his wife to Instagram for the special occasion and
fans flocked to leave their birthday messages for Karen.
One fan wrote: “Happy
Birthday to a bright and beautiful soul.” A second replied: “Lovely
photo -Happy Birthday Karen.” A third person added: “Many happy