Prince Charles’ 70th birthday special.
He’s celebrating his milestone 70th birthday this month and, looking back, Prince Charles’ life has been packed with memorable moments. The Prince of Wales has always lived in the limelight, with his life as future heir to the throne mapped out from birth. And while most people would be considering retirement at this age, the prince is gearing up for the most important role of all as he prepares to wear the crown as King of Britain. New Idea takes a look at Charles’ life through the years.
The first-born child of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Charles, who became Prince of Wales in 1958 (right), grew up with siblings Anne, Andrew and Edward. Charles enjoyed two terms at Geelong Grammar in 1965. (Right) He loved playing polo.