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01/07/1969 Investiture of the Prince of Wales is held

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Prince Charles: Investiture of the Prince of Wales aka POW (1969) | British Pathé

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Extra - Investiture Preparations (1969)

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THE INVESTITURE OF PRINCE CHARLES

Charles was created Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester in 1958, though his investiture was not held until 1969, when he was crowned by his mother in a televised ceremony held at Caernarfon Castle. He took his seat in the House of Lords in 1970, and he made his maiden speech at a debate in 1974.