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On July 26, 1958 the Queen’s recorded voice announced
to the crowd at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth and Empire Games
at Cardiff, “I intend to create my son, Charles, Prince of Wales
today.” Eleven years were to elapse before Creation was succeeded
by the Investiture of the Prince of Wales at the grand ceremony in Caernarvon
Castle on July 1, 1969.
(Appendix List No. 171) illustrates this
event in all its mediaeval pomp and splendour, including the procession
to Caernarvon Castle; the crowning ceremony; the kiss of fealty and royal
presentation to the Welsh people at Queen Eleanor’s Gate. A special
section entitled ‘A Portfolio of Wales: its history, people and
princes’ complements the historical pageant. The cover shows a portrait
of the Queen and Prince Charles in a gilt and oval frame. In the background
are two Welsh flags and in the foreground two golden trumpets.