Charles celebrates 50 years as the Prince of Wales

Cape Town - Charles, Prince of Wales, celebrates the 50th anniversary of his investiture on 1 July.

His Royal Highness became The Prince of Wales at the age of nine but was formally invested when he was 20 in 1969. This makes him the longest serving Prince of Wales.

The heir to the throne and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will mark the occasion with a trip to Wales. The royal couple will undertake a number of engagements.