According to the Department for Work and Pensions, more than one in four children alive in the UK today will celebrate their 100th birthday.
(A 16-year-old boy is expected to live until he is nearly 88, while a girl of the same age will reach 91. And it’s not just the young ones, the same study says that there is a one-in-six chance of Brits reaching the landmark birthday across all age groups, and around 900,000 future ‘centenarians’ are pensioners over 65! Nearly 10 per cent of people over 65 will get to 100, rising to 12.3 per cent of people aged 51 to 65 and 18.5 per cent of people aged 17 to 50. I guess the Queen is going to be busy sending all those telegrams.)