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Charles, Prince of Wales ( Charles Arthur George Mountbatten-Windsor. The Investiture of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales KG as Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester By Her Majesty The Queen, Caernarvon Castle 1 July 1969. Official Souvenir Programme ( in portfolio signed by Charles Prince of Wales. London & Cardiff Printing Ltd, 1969. very good glossy white card with Union Jack on the front cover and Cabot Corporation on the rear. Inside portfolio a portrait of Prince Charles and signed "Sincerely yours, Charles P " in shaky hand. Compliment slip of John Richard Lynch OBE
Dealer Notes
The investiture of the Prince of Wales is the ceremony marking formal acknowledgement of a newly-created Prince of Wales. During the investiture ceremony, the prince is presented and invested with the insignia of his rank and dignity, similar to a coronation. An investiture is purely ceremonial, as the title is created via letters patent.

Investitures fell into abeyance and the revival of investing the Prince of Wales in 1911 was largely due to David Lloyd George's instigation. A similar ceremony was also held in 1969 for Queen Elizabeth II's son and heir, Prince Charles.

The ceremony in 1969 began with Prince Charles, led by the regalia bearers, entering the Chamberlain Tower, to await the arrival of Her Majesty. Once the royal family had arrived, the lesser members took their seats in the gallery, but the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, led by the Earl of Snowdon, the Lord Great Chamberlain, the Earl Marshal and the Gentleman Usher carrying the Great Sword of State, made their way to the stage where the investiture was to be conducted.
Author N/A
Date 1969
Binding Glossy Card
Publisher London & Cardiff Printing Ltd
Illustrator N/A
Condition Very Good
Pages N/A

Price: £350.00

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