Investiture of Prince Charles as Prince of Wales

Prince Charles was created Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester by Letters Patent on 26 July 1958, though his actual investiture did not take place until 1 July 1969. The ceremony at Caernarfon was well received by the majority of Welsh people but some nationalists view it as being associated with the subjugation of Welsh people since the 13th century, when Edward I deposed the last native Prince of Wales, Llywelyn ap Gruffudd.
When the former King Edward VIII went into exile as the Duke of Windsor in 1936 (following his abdication), he took with him the Coronet of George, Prince of Wales, a highly controversial—and illegal—act. This coronet had been specially created for King George V, then Prince of Wales, and he wore it at his father’s coronation in 1902. The traditional coronet being unavailable, and with the older Coronet of Frederick, Prince of Wales being viewed unusable due to age, the only option was the creation of a new Prince of Wales crown to be used for the investiture of the current heir apparent to the throne as Prince of Wales. The Coronet of Charles, Prince of Wales, was produced by a committee under Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, then husband of Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon.
The investiture was watched by millions on television, and attracted large and excited crowds in Caernarfon.

June 23, 2005 - Graduation Day at St. Andrews University 

shades n’ sweats



Finally a bump!

So I dreamt about her last night - and she was already holding Baby Monaco in her arms! It was a baby girl in my dreams :)

Gosh, I’m so happy for them I can’t even! Looking forward to seeing this bundle of joy by the end of the year :D

The Duchess of Cambridge visited CRI Stockton Recovery Service, Stockton, and met families involved with the organisation.


The Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to Stockton-on-Trees on October 10th, 2012

the future King of the UK

Prince William over the years


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge getting the giggles in the Solomon Islands

Forever reblog




I’ve never seen this before! 

I was thinking about this, like I know she walked down the isle with her vail covering her face then by the time the ceremony started she had it removed.

Did they even show it on TV?

no, its not on the dvd either, this and the curtsy were the 2 things i really wanted to see and we dont see this at all and we got like half a second of the curtsy 


The Hand..