In Photos: Prince Charles Through the Years
1948: A newborn Prince Charles in the arms of his mother, Princess Elizabeth
1949: Blowing out a candle on his birthday
1950: The Queen Mother with her grandson Prince Charles and Pippin the dog
1951: Prince Charles with his grandfather, King George VI
1952: Princess Elizabeth as a young mother with Prince Charles
1953: The Queen Mother, Prince Charles, and Princess Margaret watching the 1953 coronation ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II in the royal box at Westminster Abbey
1954: With his younger sister, Princess Ann
1955: A love of horses clearly runs in the family
1956: Queen Elizabeth II with the young prince at Windsor Great Park during a polo match
1957: On the sailboat "Bluebottle" during a regatta in Cowes
1958: Prince Charles returning to school
1959: The Royal Family poses for a portrait at Windsor Castle
1960: At Princess Margaret's wedding
1962: Charles arrives at Gordonstoun School in Scotland for his first term
1964: Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen Mother, Prince Charles, and Princess Anne attend the Braemor Games
1965: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburghwith their children
1966: Prince Charles walking his dog, a corgi
1967: Prince Charles and Princess Anne arrive at the House of Lords in London for the state opening of parliament
1968: Charles, Prince of Wales, prepares an aircraft for takeoff during a flying lesson
1969: Queen Elizabeth II crowns her son, Prince Charles of Wales
1969: Much like his mother, Prince Charles is quite the equestrian. Here he is with his sister, Princess Anne, galloping on horseback on the grounds of Windsor Castle.
1971: At the helm of his yacht "Coweslip" off the Isle of Wight during a regatta
1972: Posting for a photo with his family at Buckingham Palace
1973: A portrait of the royal family at Princess Anne's wedding
1974: Charles during a tour of Australia
1974: The Prince of Wales makes a speech during a visit to Fiji
1975: He is seen here during a tour of the Northwestern Territories of Canada
1976: Prince Edward looks up at his older brother while attending the Olympic Games in Montreal
1976: In his cabin aboard HMS Bronington, during his time as a lieutenant in the Royal Navy
1977: Prince Charles is all smiles on his 30th birthday
1978: Prince Charles at the Quorn Hunt Cross event with his Labrador named Harvey
1979: Here's a candid of the Prince fishing
1980: Prince Charles on horseback at a steeplechase course at Sandown Park
1981: Approximately 750 million people tuned in to watch the original royal wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana
1981: The royal newlyweds on their honeymoon
1982: The christening of Charles's first son, William, born in 1982
1983: The whole family leaving Aberdeen airport
1984: Princess Diana holding Prince Harry as she and Prince Charles leave St. Mary's Hospital in London
1985: The young parents on a skiing holiday
1986: Prince Charles and Princee Diana pose with their sons, William and Harry, in the wild flower meadow at Highgrove House
1987: Prince Charles, Prince William, and Prince Harry play on the bank of the River Dee in Scotland
1988: Princess Diana and Prince Charles at Chenonceaux a trip to France
1989: The Prince and Princess of Wales on a royal visit to Dubai
1990: Prince Charles with William at a polo match in Windsor
1991: Charles and Diana arrive at the Royal Albert Hall for a concert
1994: On a ski lift during a holiday in Switzerland
1997: Prince Charles with Prince Harry at Poliver by the River Dee in Scotland
1997: At the funeral of Princess Diana
1998: Playing cricket at the Singhalese Club
1998: Town & Country featured Prince Charles on the cover
1999: Here he is visiting the Sea Lion Island in Falkland Isles
2000: Prince Charles was photographed with Lucy Liu and Drew Barrymore at St. James Palace
2001: Prince Charles visiting the Norfolk Wildlife Trust
2002: The princes pose for photographers during their skiing holiday in Switzerland
2005: Prince Charles married Camilla Parker Bowles, who was given the title of Duchess of Cornwall
2006: Showing off his football skills
2007: Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, and the Duchess of Cornwall arrive at Serena Hotel for The Queen's Banquet for Commonwealth Heads of Government.
2008: The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles walk the red carpet as they begin a tour of East Asia.
2009: The Queen, Prince Charles, and Princess Anne share a laugh at the Braemar Gathering in Scotland.
2010: Prince Charles greets a crowd in London.
2010: At Will and Kate's wedding
2012: The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Charles visit the Foundation for Children and the Arts at Dulwich Picture Gallery.
2013: Camilla and Charles pose outside the Akshardham Temple.
2014: The royal family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour ceremony in honor of the Queen's birthday.
2015: Three generations of British royalty on the balcony of Buckingham Palace
2016: Charles and Camilla visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque while in Abu Dhabi.
This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
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