Prince of Wales Investiture 50th Anniversary Reception at Buckingham Palace

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The Queen hosted a Reception to mark the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Investiture of the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace on March 5th. The Queen and Prince were joined by the Duchess of Cornwall (wearing her Prince of Wales Feathers Brooch), Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Princess Royal. This special reception marked the Prince’s fifty years of service to Wales, the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, and was an opportunity to celebrate a range of Welsh charities, organisations and businesses, with guests and patronages including the Prince’s Trust Cymru, Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod and the BBC National Orchestra & Chorus of Wales. The Archbishop of Canterbury will also give a speech to mark the Anniversary.. The Archbishop of Canterbury gave a speech, which was followed by a musical performance in the Ballroom by students from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, of which The Prince of Wales is Patron, including a new piece written for the anniversary by Welsh composer Paul Mealor, inspired by the legend of the Lady of Llyn y Fan, a mountain lake near the Prince’s Welsh home, Llwynywermod in Carmarthenshire. The Regalia worn by the Prince in 1969 was on display, including the Investiture Coronet, Sword, Ring and Rod, as well as the Letters Patent for the creation of Charles, Duke of Cornwall as Prince of Wales in 1958. Click HERE to take a look at the Prince of Wales’ Investiture at Caernarfon Castle in 1969.


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  1. Fifty years! His Royal Highness has been busy. The Prince’s Trust, among other worthy charities has changed many lives for the better. Well done, Sir. You have been a trail blazer.

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