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40th Anniversary – Investiture of HRH The Prince of Wales

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On 1st July 2009, Jersey Post will mark the 40th Anniversary of the Investiture of HRH The Prince of Wales with a commemorative Miniature Sheet.

Prince Charles was created the 21st 'Prince of Wales' by his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, when he was just nine years old. However, it was not until some eleven years later that the Investiture took place because Her Majesty The Queen wanted to wait until Prince Charles understood exactly what it meant to be bestowed with the title. The ceremony was conducted on 1st July 1969 within the medieval walls of Caernarfon Castle with an immediate audience of 4,000 guests. Countless thousands more stood outstide the castle and a worldwide audience watched via television cameras.

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