July 12, 2019
On July, 1st Prince Charles celebrated 50 years as Prince of Wales. As we know, there’s a lot to say about the Prince Charles. Yet, here are some facts that you might not be aware of.
In 1969, when the Prince was 20 years old, he was crowned at a ceremony at Caernarfon Castle by his mother Queen Elizabeth II. During his coronation he stated "I, Charles, Prince of Wales do become your liege man of life and limb." This event was broadcast all over the world. At his investiture anniversary to celebrate his 50 years as prince, he cut a sponge cake at the Nantgarw call center of the Prince’s Trust. He appeared very excited and said: "The excitement is to get it [the slice] out. It suddenly comes popping up in your face."
The Prince’s Trust, was set up in 1976 by The Prince, and he has been admired for his “extraordinary” dedication to the charity. The Trust has helped young people and pushed them up the ladder, so that they have chance for a better life. Over the years The Prince of Wales has been involved in countless forms of charity work. He raises more than £100 million yearly. Some of these charities include The Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation and Prince's Trust Group and many more. His projects are not only for the UK but span across the world.
The heir to the throne began his week in Wales and had around 20 engagements over the week. On the July, 4th the longest - serving heir and the Duchess of Cornwall, visited a primary school and the Llanover Estate in Elliots Town. And on the 5th, The Prince travelled to Trawsfynydd in Gwynedd. This was all part of his charity work. He also went to Yr Ysgwrn, where they celebrated the Welsh war poet Hedd Wyn. He was killed on the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele. The Prince did have a busy week, but also a very fruitful one.
Over the last 50 years Prince of Wales, Prince Charles has achieved a lot. Be it with his charity work and other charity organisations. But most importantly, being a father. He helped his children navigate the pitfalls of being royals – setting an example, for them to follow in his footsteps. Will all his life experiences help him when becomes king in the future?