Royal family marks 50 years since Investiture of Prince of Wales

The royal family have gathered at Buckingham Palace to celebration the 50th anniversary of the Investiture of the Prince of Wales.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and the Duchess of Cornwall, along with Prime Minister Theresa May, were among the guests at the event honouring Charles’s contribution to the national life of Wales over the decades.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the reception (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Charles arrived at the event with Camilla and his sons and their wives – William and Kate and and Harry and Meghan in step with the heir to the throne as he entered the White Drawing room.

Welsh band Stereophonics, who were supported by the Prince’s Trust in their early days, were also at the event, as was Games Of Thrones star Owen Teale.

Fiftieth anniversary of the Investiture of the Prince of Wales
The Investiture of the Prince of Wales at Caernarvon Castle by his mother, the Queen, in July 1969 (PA)

Charles was created the Prince of Wales at the age of nine, on July 26 1958, and was formally invested with the title at Caernarfon Castle by the Queen on July 1 1969.

The investiture regalia he wore was on display, including the coronet, sword, ring and rod, as well as the Letters Patent for the creation of Charles as Prince of Wales in 1958.

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