On this day: a Protest Against a Prince

Created Prince of Wales in 1958, it was not until 1969 that Prince Charles’ investiture finally took place, in a ceremony televised on the BBC.

While the event, taking place in July, was generally welcomed, some Welsh people thought it was a symbol of their subjugation. A protest was held on the 6th of March.

Cofia_1282,_a_protest_against_the_investiture_(1537984)1 Prince Charles Prince of Wales Geoff Charles 6th March 1969

The image was taken by Welsh photojournalist Geoff Charles.

The investiture took place at the same location as the protest: Caernarfon Castle.

 

2 thoughts on “On this day: a Protest Against a Prince

  1. In the words of the song from Gigi, I remember it well!

  2. […] of the event, some Welsh people felt the investiture was a sign of the subjugation of Wales. A large protest was held several weeks […]

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