AN EXCITED group of baby boomers and special guests have been invited to bring their best dancing shoes to Highgrove House near Tetbury next week to celebrate King Charles' 75th birthday.

On the eve of the King's big day - Monday, November 13 - nominated community champions who were also born in 1948 will attend an afternoon tea organised by The Prince’s Foundation which will also feature dancing and live music from a local rock choir.

The celebration will also mark the 75th anniversaries of the NHS and the Windrush generation in 2023.

Party-goers attending are fellow 75-year-olds from Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Somerset who were nominated by friends, family and neighbours for their community work.

TV star Jay Blades, who bonded with the King over a shared interest in heritage and crafts in an episode of the BBC’s The Repair Shop, will also be there as an ambassador for The Prince’s Foundation.

Sitters from the Windrush: Portraits of a Pioneering Generation project – a series of paintings commissioned by the King to honour the accomplishments of the Windrush generation and those that followed – have been also been invited as special guests.

The event, which is taking place in the Orchard Room at Highgrove House, will also include an original music composition by local teenage gardening enthusiast Bill Goulding.

The 14-year-old is regular visitor to the Highgrove Gardens.