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Old 09-10-2017, 01:00 AM
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I just watched the entire ceremony yesterday and I was so impressed by the whole grandeur of the Investiture. Charles was so young, but looked like he was going to be crowned King. The people of Wales appeared to be so happy and welcomed their new Prince of Wales with open arms.

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Old 09-10-2017, 01:53 AM
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Charles was young. I can remember various bits about it, those around me watching on TV oohing and cooing when Charles appeared, that Prince Philip remarked that the Queen's hat looked 'most becoming', worries that some Welsh nationalists might demonstrate outside the location (that didn't happen) and Lord Snowden getting well-deserved kudos for designing and coordinating so many of the things that made the ceremony a great success.
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Old 09-10-2017, 02:51 AM
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Charles was young. I can remember various bits about it, those around me watching on TV oohing and cooing when Charles appeared, that Prince Philip remarked that the Queen's hat looked 'most becoming', worries that some Welsh nationalists might demonstrate outside the location (that didn't happen) and Lord Snowden getting well-deserved kudos for designing and coordinating so many of the things that made the ceremony a great success.
Yeah, everything was a great success. I keep imagining Charles investing William in the not too distant future.
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Old 09-10-2017, 03:42 AM
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The United Kingdom back then was a different country. This was a totally staged ceremony (that the Earl of Snowdon had to dress it all up says enough about the "historicity" of the event, pardon, the ceremony). I doubt if such a ceremony, in this form, will ever be repeated.
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Old 09-10-2017, 06:03 AM
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Agree. it was a moderate success at the time but it was very "fake" - apart from the sincerity of Charles' taking on his adult role as his mother's heir and supporter.
and I don't believe it was all that popular in wales, apart from devout royalists (of course there were problaby more devout middle class royalists back then than there are now.
I'm sure that if William were POW, chalres would not want such a ceremony for him and Will certainly wouldn't want it.. and I think that the Welsh would be far more cool or even hostile to the idea.
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Old 09-10-2017, 06:22 AM
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I don't think there will be a ceremony. Given that William is much more likely to be nearing his forties when Charles reaches the throne it wouldn't be the same. There will be an announcement and that will be it.

I can remember it being regarded as a great success. I was in my home town in East Anglia then, a very royalist part of GB. Thinking back I remember Charles touring a few places in Wales afterwards and male choirs singing 'God bless the Prince of Wales' when he arrived and left. Huge numbers of people cheering in the streets.
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Old 09-10-2017, 10:14 AM
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Yeah, everything was a great success. I keep imagining Charles investing William in the not too distant future.
I hope it is not "in the not too distant future." Maybe 10 years or so.
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Old 09-10-2017, 10:42 AM
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I don't think there will be a ceremony. Given that William is much more likely to be nearing his forties when Charles reaches the throne it wouldn't be the same. There will be an announcement and that will be it.
Yeah, right! Why not to replace the coronation with an announcement too? Why even bother with these stupid medieval ceremonies, right?
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Yeah, right! Why not to replace replace the coronation with an announcement too? Why even bother with these stupid medieval ceremonies, right?
The investiture ceremony in 1969 was not a medieval ceremony. It was something designed for that specific event. The only other investiture of a Prince of Wales in modern times was in 1911.
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