In Photos: Prince Charles Through the Years

As heir to the British throne, Prince Charles has had experiences that few can even imagine.

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.

* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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