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1952::HRH Princess Anne and HRH Prince Charles Celebrate His 4th Birthday

Updated: Apr 5

A royal celebration for the boy who would be King.


1952::HRH Princess Anne and Prince Charles, Duke of Cornwall

"1952::HRH Princess Anne and Prince Charles, Duke of Cornwall"

Photo Clip: The Illustrated London News (1952)

London, England


Prince Charles had much to celebrate on his fourth birthday. His parents, who had missed his birthday the previous year while on their way home from their first Royal Tour of Canada, kept their day clear of public engagements and hosted a children's tea party at Buckingham Palace for their new Heir-Apparent. Princess Elizabeth had ascended to the throne earlier that year when her father, King George VI, died just weeks after her return to England. Her first Royal Tour of Canada marked her last full tour as a Princess.


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