Prince Charles poses for an official portrait in November 2008.
Prince Charles was born at Buckingham Palace in London on November 14, 1948. His mother was Princess Elizabeth at the time.
Princess Elizabeth and her husband, Prince Philip, sit on a lawn with their children Prince Charles and Princess Anne in August 1951.
Prince Charles attends his mother’s coronation in 1953 with his grandmother, left, and his aunt Margaret.
Prince Charles, right, shakes hands with Sir Gerald Creasy, the governor of Malta, as he and the rest of the royal family visit Malta in May 1954.
Prince Charles rides with his mother and grandmother as they travel to Westminster Abbey for the wedding of Princess Margaret in May 1960.
Prince Charles prepares for takeoff during a flying lesson in 1968. In 1971, he earned his wings as a jet pilot and joined the Royal Navy.
Queen Elizabeth II presents Prince Charles to the people of Wales after his investiture as the Prince of Wales in July 1969.
Prince Charles walks at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in 1970. He was the first royal heir to earn a university degree.
Prince Charles, left, rides go-carts with his brother Prince Edward and his sister, Princess Anne, circa 1969.
Prince Charles meets US President Richard Nixon during a private visit to Washington in July 1970.
Prince Charles attends a conference with his father in November 1970.
Prince Charles goes on a safari in Kenya in February 1971.
Prince Charles prepares to fire a bazooka while visiting military barracks in West Berlin in October 1972.
Prince Charles fishes with a wooden spear circa 1975.
Prince Charles poses for sculptor David McFall in December 1975.
Prince Charles smokes a peace pipe during a visit to Canada in July 1977.
Prince Charles rides a horse during an equestrian event in Cirencester, England, in April 1978.
Prince Charles, as colonel-in-chief, visits the Cheshire Regiment in Canterbury, England, in November 1978. He served in the Royal Navy from 1971 to 1976, and in 2012 his mother appointed him honorary five-star ranks in the navy, army and air force.
Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles are seen together circa 1979. They dated in the 70s and would eventually marry in 2005. It was the second marriage for both. Their first marriages ended in divorce.
Prince Charles poses outside the Taj Mahal in India in 1980.
Prince Charles kisses his first wife, Lady Diana Spencer, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in July 1981. Their wedding ceremony was televised.
Prince Charles and Princess Diana leave a London hospital with their first child, William, in July 1982.
Charles and Diana dance together at a formal event.
Prince Charles shares a playful pie in the face while visiting a community center in Manchester, England, in December 1983.
Prince Charles walks with natives on a visit to Papua New Guinea in 1984.
Charles and Diana sit together in Toronto during a royal tour in October 1991. A year later, they were separated. Charles’ affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles became public in 1993.
Charles, Diana and their two sons, William and Harry, gather for V-J Day commemorations in London in August 1995. The couple divorced one year later.
Prince Charles visits a mosque in London in March 1996.
South African President Nelson Mandela talks with Prince Charles in London in July 1996.
Prince Charles poses with the Spice Girls in 1997.
Prince Charles and his sons spend time together at the Balmoral Castle estate in Balmoral, Scotland, in August 1997.
Prince Charles, second from right, and Princess Diana’s two sisters meet in Paris after Diana was killed in a car crash there in August 1997. She was 36 years old.
Prince Charles and his sons follow Diana’s hearse in London in September 1997.
Prince Charles stands beside his grandmother’s coffin while it lies in state at Westminster Hall in London in April 2002.
Prince Charles carries a specially painted football through the streets of Ashbourne, England, in March 2003.
Prince Charles watches a parachute regiment during a D-Day re-enactment in Ranville, France, in June 2004.
Prince Charles married Camilla Parker-Bowles in April 2005.
Queen Elizabeth II presents Prince Charles with the Royal Horticultural Society’s Victoria Medal of Honor during a visit to the Chelsea Flower Show in London in May 2009.
Charles and Camilla were on their way to a performance at the London Palladium when their car was attacked by angry student protesters in December 2010. The students were protesting a hike in tuition fees.
Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth II were among those on the Buckingham Palace balcony after Prince William wed Kate Middleton in April 2011.
Prince Charles reads the weather while touring BBC Scotland’s headquarters in May 2012.
Prince Charles meets with US President Barack Obama in the White House Oval Office in March 2015.
Charles and Camilla react as Zephyr, the bald-eagle mascot of the Army Air Corps, flaps his wings at the Sandringham Flower Show in July 2015.
Members of the royal family pose for a photo at Buckingham Palace in December 2016. From left are Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; Prince Charles; Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Philip; Prince William; and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
Prince Charles visits the Italian town of Amatrice in April 2017, after an earthquake had hit.
Charles and Camilla ride on a raft while visiting the island of Borneo in November 2017.
Prince Charles leads three cheers for his mother as the Queen celebrated her 92nd birthday at a London concert in April 2018.
From left, Prince Charles, Prince Andrew, Duchess Camilla and Queen Elizabeth II watch a Royal Air Force flyover in July 2018.
Prince Charles accompanies his future daughter-in-law, Meghan Markle, as she is married to Prince Harry in May 2018.
Prince Charles lays a wreath at the Cenotaph in London to commemorate Remembrance Day in November 2018. It was also the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
Prince Charles poses with family members for an official portrait to mark his 70th birthday. He’s holding his grandson Prince George as Camilla sits next to his granddaughter, Princess Charlotte. In the back row, from left, are his grandson Prince Louis; his daughter-in-law Catherine; his son Prince William; his son Prince Harry; and his daughter-in-law Meghan.