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65 Years of Prince Charles


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  • Excepcional presentación, querida Magdalena.Un excelente álbum de fotos, ahora solo esperar que se consume lo de poder añadir la foto oficial con la corona de Inglaterra. Un abrazo.
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  • This presentation brings back many memories of the life of Prince Charles. Thank you Magdalena for creating this great presentation.
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  • Superb! Prince Charles has also been cute,thank you Magdalena,Have a nice weekend !
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  • Muy bueno Magdalena!! muchas gracias y besos.
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  • A brilliant presentation,fantastic photos and so well documented.

    Thank you and congratulations Magdalena,lots of hugs from me.

    Yes Charlie did it his way.
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  • 1. The Prince of Wales as a baby. His birth at Buckingham Palace on November 14, 1948 was announced in a late-night BBC Home Service news item disclosing that Princess Elizabeth had been 'safely delivered of a prince.' Aged six months in this picture Prince Charles is held by his parents Princess Elizabeth, as she was then, and the Duke of Edinburgh. Their first child, he was second in line to the throne after his mother. He was christened Charles Philip Arthur George in the Music Room at Buckingham Palace by the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Geoffrey Fisher.Picture: PA
  • 2. Prince Charles's younger sister, Princess Anne, was born at Clarence House on August 15, 1950. The siblings are pictured here in London with their parents in October of that year, when Prince Charles was nearly two and Princess Anne was two months old. Princess Anne was the only daughter born to the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh.Picture: AFP/GETTY
  • 3. The Prince of Wales celebrates his third birthday in 1951 at Buckingham Palace. He is pictured here with his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, grandfather, King George VI, and sister, Princess Anne. The King died in his sleep the following February at Sandringham, aged 56.Picture: GETTY
  • 4. Princess Elizabeth watches her son Prince Charles play in his toy car at Balmoral in 1952. One of thousands of gifts given to the Prince by British manufacturers during his childhood, the aquamarine pedal car was said to be one of his favourite toys.Picture: Lisa Sheridan/Studio Lisa/Getty Images
  • 5. The Prince of Wales is flanked by his mother and grandmother in this 1953 image. His mother had become Queen the previous year but her coronation ceremony was held in Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953. An estimated three million people lined the streets of London to catch a glimpse of her as she travelled to and from Buckingham Palace in the golden state coach.Picture: ITV/REX
  • 6. The Prince of Wales attends the first stage of the European Horse Trials in Windsor Great Park in 1955. He is accompanied by the Queen, Queen Mother and Princess Margaret., the Queen's sister. The Prince later became a regular at Royal Ascot.Picture: Evening News /REX
  • 7. Prince Charles talks to his father as he plays polo at Windsor Great Park in 1956. As an adult, the Prince raised more than £12 million for charity by playing polo, retiring from the game in November 2005 after more than 40 years on the field. He met his now-wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, at a polo match when he was 23.Picture: Daily Mail /REX
  • 8. Prince Charles gives chase to an Ayrshire calf that broke away from him while he was holding it during his visit to the dairy farm at Balmoral Castle in 1957. The Queen has taken her family to Balmoral almost every year since becoming monarch. She founded the Balmoral fold of Highland Cattle in 1953 and it now has 29 cows.Picture: THE TIMES
  • 9. Prince Charles in 1958, the year he turned 10. By this stage he was being educated at Cheam, the preparatory school at Headley, near Newbury, Berks, which his father attended from 1930 to 1933. The Prince of Wales spent five years there, from 1957 to 1962.Picture: AFP/GETTY
  • 10. Prince Charles watches aircraft drop fuel tanks being repaired during his four hours on board HMS Eagle in Weymouth, Dorset, in 1959. He went on the visit with the Queen, and both shook hands with naval officers and watched preparations for aircraft launching. They also watched the rum ration being served.Picture: Photographic News Agencies
  • 11. Prince Charles holds his baby brother in 1960. Prince Andrew was born at Buckingham Palace on February 19 that year. The Queen's second son was said to be a mischievous and charming child.Picture: Cecil Beaton/ALAMY
  • 12. Prince Charles, Princess Anne and the Duke of Edinburgh are pictured during a visit to the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, in 1964. The visit also took in Malta, which gained independence from Britain that year.Picture: Reginald Davis/REX
  • 13. Prince Charles plays 'Macbeth' in 1965. The Prince took part in a number of plays while at Gordonstoun.Picture: TS/Keystone USA/REX
  • 14. Prince Charles and Princess Anne on a bamboo raft on the Rio Grande in Jamaica in 1966. The Prince, then aged 18, was representing the Queen at the Commonwealth Games. It was his first trip to the island but he returned there in 1993, 2000 and 2008.Picture: Reginald Davis/REX
  • 15. Prince Charles began life as an undergraduate at the University of Cambridge on October 8 , 1967, the month before his 19th birthday. He is pictured here on his first day, wearing his blue silk Trinity College gown. The Prince read archaeology and anthropolgy in his first year but switched to history in his second year.Picture: PA
  • 16. Prince Charles with Princess Anne, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and the Queen at Frogmore, Windsor , in 1968. In March and April of that year, the Prince spent time studying at archaeological sites in France and taking part in excavations in Jersey. In his first year exams at Cambridge that summer he was awarded a 2:1.Picture: Reginald Davis/REX
  • 17. The investiture of the Prince of Wales, in which a 20-year-old Prince Charles receives the insignia as the 21st Prince of Wales from the Queen, takes place on July 1, 1969, at Caernarfon Castle in Wales. Some 4,000 guests gathered inside the medieval walls to watch the ceremony. Thousands more stood in the dry moat and outside the castle and millions around the world watched on television.
  • 18. Prince Charles goes on his first royal tour of Canada in 1970. He is pictured here wearing an Eskimo parka at Tuktoyaktuk in the Northwest Territories. The tour was timed to coincide with the centennial of the Territories.Pictur e: Reginald Davis/REX
  • 19. Prince Charles on board HMS Norfolk, serving on the guided missile destroyer in 1972. The previous autumn he had participated in a graduate entry scheme at the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, Devon, as an Acting Sub-Lieutenant. He joined HMS Norfolk on November 5 1971.Picture: ITV/REX
  • 20. Ready for lift off, Prince Charles is pictured in his helicopter at Yeovilton, Somerset, in 1974. He had joined the Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton for helicopter flying training on September 2, aged 25. He then pursued further helicopter training before joining 845 Squadron (Wessex V Commando Support Squadron).Picture: REX
  • 21. Prince Charles, then 26, chats to Camilla Parker Bowles, his future wife, at a polo match in July 1975. He first met her four years earlier at a polo match at Windsor. They shared many interests, including a love of horses, polo and country pursuits. Camilla had married the cavalry officer Andrew Parker Bowles in 1973.Picture: REX
  • 22. In February 1976, the Prince of Wales took up command of HMS Bronington. He relinquished his command that December, on the final day of his active service in the Royal Navy. On December 16 he paid a farewell call on the First Sea Lord.Picture: Haydn Jones/REX
  • 23. Prince Charles smokes a 'peace pipe' at Stand Off, Alberta, during a royal tour of Canada in 1977. He was given the name 'Red Crow', an Indian Chief of the Kainai tribe. During the trip he made a formal speech at a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of Treaty 7, an agreement between Queen Victoria and several tribes in Alberta, which promised the tribes annual payments.Picture: Reginald Davis/REX
  • 24. Prince Charles and Prince Andrew train for a parachute jump at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire in 1978. The Prince of Wales was due to take on his role as Colonel-in-Chief to the Parachute Regiment so Sgt Glan Evans showed him the ropes. The Prince said at the time he felt he could not wear the Parachute Regiment's famous beret and wings badge without doing the course.Picture: Associated Newspapers /REX
  • 25. Jane Priest, a 26-year-old model, hugs and kisses Prince Charles on Cottesloe Beach in Perth, Australia, in 1979. The picture spread around the world, appearing on the front page of almost every newspaper in the West. It was credited with helping give the Prince something of an image makeover.Picture: PROFILE PRESS/REX
  • 26. Prince Charles marries Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral, London, on July 29, 1981. Their wedding was watched on television around the world by an estimated audience of 750 million. Lady Diana wore an Emanuel-designed ivory taffeta and antique lace gown, while Prince Charles wore the full dress uniform of a naval commander.Picture: REX
  • 27. Diana, Princess of Wales, and Prince Charles have their first son, Prince William, on June 21, 1982. They are pictured here with him on August 4, 1982, the day of his christening. The ceremony was held in the music room of Buckingham Palace.Picture: Tim Graham/Getty Images
  • 28. Princess Diana and Prince Chares visit Fort Edmonton, Alberta during a Royal Tour to Canada in 1983. The couple dressed in outfits typical of the Klondike region - an area in northwestern Canada where gold was discovered in the late nineteenth centuryPicture: Tim Graham/Getty Images
  • 29. Princess Diana holds Prince Harry as she and Prince Charles leave the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington in 1984. Almost 30 years later, the Duchess of Cambridge would leave through the same entrance following the birth of Prince George.Picture: Tim Graham/Getty Images
  • 30. Prince Charles vists a community employment and training project in Finsbury Park in 1987. More glamerous events atttended by the Prince that year included a tour of the Beriln Opera House with Princess Diana, where they met the Royal Ballet.Picture: Brendan Beirne/REX
  • 31. Prince Charles dances at his 40th birthday party in Birmingham in November 1988. The celebration was held at the Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, which he formally opened that day.Picture: NILS JORGENSEN/REX
  • 32. Prince Charles sketches on a river bank in Windsor in 1989. In 2013, an exhibition of 130 of his watercolour paintings of the English and Scottish countryside went on display in a collection called Life in Pictures.Picture: REX
  • 33. Prince Charles leaves Cirencester Hospital after a polo accident in 1990. He broke his right arm following the fall and needed considerable treatment for his injury.Picture: REX
  • 34. Prince Charles and Princess Diana embark on a tour of South Korea in 1992. It was to be their last joint overseas tour.Picture: REX
  • 35. Jonathan Dimbleby interviews Prince Charles for 1994 documentary Charles, The Private Man, The Public Role. Dimbleby questioned the Prince about the collapse of his marriage, two years after he and Diana split in 1992.Picture: ITV/REX
  • 36. Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince Harry and Earl Spencer attend the funeral of Princess Diana in 1997. On top of the coffin was a card to "Mummy" from one of her sons. The union jack on top of the palace was lowered to half mast for the first time ever.Picture: IAN JONES
  • 37. The Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles make their first public appearance together following a 50th birthday party at the Ritz for Mrs Parker Bowles' sister Annabel Elliott in 1999. The appearance dominated the front page of almost every national newspaper, whilst The Sun ran with the headline "Meet The Mistress".Picture: REX
  • 38. Prince Charles makes a guest appearance on Coronation Street in 2000 to celebrate the programme's 40th anniversary. The hour-long episode featured a pre-recorded clip of the Prince in a television news bulletin meeting fictional character councillor Audrey Roberts.Picture: IAN JONES
  • 39. The Prince of Wales signs a book of condolence at the American Embassy in London on September 12, 2001 with American Ambassador William Farrish, in memory of those killed by the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.Picture: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA
  • 40. Prince Charles walks behind the Queen Mother's coffin as it enters Horse Guards Parade during her funeral in 2002. The Prince appeared to be on the verge of tears as the former Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, paid tribute to her "strength, dignity and laughter".Picture: STEPHEN LOCK
  • 41. Three generations of the Royal Family the Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William - pose for a photograph on June 2, 2003, at Clarence House in London, before a dinner to mark the 50th anniversary of her Coronation.Picture: Kirsty Wigglesworth / WPA s
  • 42. Prince Charles and Prince William play a polo match at Smiths Lawn Polo Club in Windsor in June 2004. Charles played polo for more than 40 years before recently retiring. Other sporting interests of the Prince's include racing, scuba diving and sailing.Picture: Rupert Hartley/REX
  • 43. The Prince of Wales became the first member of the royal family to marry in a civil ceremony when he wed Camilla Parker Bowles at Windsor Guildhall on April 9 2005. Although absent from the wedding, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh attended the blessing at St George's Chapel and held a reception for the couple at Buckingham Palace. The wedding had been postponed for 24 hours so that the Prince of Wales could attend the funeral of Pope John Paul II.Picture: Ian Jones
  • 44. On his 60th birthday the Prince of Wales visited Beckton Communite Centre. Joined by The Duchess of Cornwall, the royal couple met a large number of Trust volunteers and those who have been helped by the organisation. As a gift, the Queen allowed a 41-gun salute to mark the his birthday in London's Hyde Park The Prince also received a birthday cake from the Sun newspaper which was decorated with a picture of a national travel bus pass.Picture: REX
  • 45. The Prince of Wales visited Poundbury in 2009 to open the Weymouth Construction and Training Centre which teaches stone masonry, conservation and architectural stonework. The centre, which attracts students from across the world also offers heritage-based courses including roof thatching, dry stone walling and lime. The Prince visited an African hut built by the students from the training centre before it was shipped to Southern Sudan as part of a construction project for a new school in the Kadugli region.Picture: REX
  • 46. The Prince of Wales praised the 'extraordinary' work of British soldiers in Afghanistan during a surprise visit to the frontline in Helmand Province in March 2010. The Prince, a Colonel in Chief of 10 regiments, spent the night at Camp Bastion in Helmand where he donned desert fatigues, helmet and goggles for the journey by helicopter to Nad e-Ali and Lashkar Gah. During the visit the Prince, who ate with soldiers in the canteen at Camp Bastion and slept in a regulation Army bed, also visited bomb disposal officers who are training their Afghan counterparts, and was given a demonstration of mine clearing equipment.Picture: EPA/MASSOUD HOSSAINI / POOL
  • 47. The Prince of Wales joins the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on April 29 2011 for official photographs in the Throne Room of Buckingham Palace, on the occasion of their wedding. At the reception the Prince described the Duchess as the daughter he had never had and admitted: ‘We are lucky to have her.’ During his speech he also found time to crack jokes about his eldest son and his famously thinning hairline. Up to a million people took to the streets of central London to celebrate the wedding. The wedding party: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (centre), Front row (left to right): Miss Grace van Cutsem, Miss Eliza Lopes, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, HM The Queen, The Hon. Margarita Armstrong-Jones, Lady Louise Windsor, Master William Lowther-Pinkerton. Back Row (left to right): Master Tom Pettifer, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, HRH The Prince of Wales, HRH Prince Henry of Wales, Mr Michael Middleton, Mrs Michael Middleton, Mr James Middleton, Miss Philippa Middleton.Picture: Hugo Burnand/Clarence House/PA Wire