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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.
‘The Royal Investiture’ number of the ILN of July 5, 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.
This is issue number 6779, vol. 255, pages 1-62, measuring 37 x 26 cm and priced at three shillings.

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