PICS: New portrait of Prince Charles released

Cape Town – To commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Prince of Wales' investiture a new portrait of the heir to the throne has been released.

Prince Charles celebrated the milestone on Monday and has marked the occasion with a trip to Wales where he and his wife, Camilla have been undertaking several official engagements.

The royal couple has been visiting charities, businesses, cities and individuals.

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 71-year-old looks reflective in the portrait taken in the dining room of Llwynywormwood, his home in Wales.

A second photo was released showing Prince Charles and Camilla standing outside the door of their home in Wales. 

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In this handout image provided by Clarence House, HRH Prince Charles, Prince of Wales poses for an official portrait to mark the 50th anniversary of his Investiture taken at their Welsh residence Llwynywormwood on July 2, 2019 in Myddfai, Wales, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chris Jackson / Clarence House via Getty Images)

Prince Charles and Camilla.

In this handout image provided by Clarence House, HRH Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Her Royal Highness Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall pose for an official portrait to celebrate Wales Week 2019 taken at their Welsh residence Llwynywormwood on July 2, 2019 in Myddfai, Wales, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chris Jackson / Clarence House via Getty Images)