HRH Prince Charles: a life in pictures
The heir apparent turns 71 today
Charles, Prince of Wales is the heir to the British throne. The eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, His Royal Highness is also father to princes William and Harry—and is the oldest and longest-serving heir apparent in British history!
Charles has spent his life under public scrutiny, a fact the prince has not always been comfortable with. Yet he remains a hugely popular member of the royal family, and one of its hardest working! Now in his seventies, Prince Charles continues to carry out his royal duties, often accompanied by his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
Browse this gallery and take a nostalgic look back at the remarkable and well-traveled life of the man who is to be king.
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