As our future King celebrates his 70th birthday, we take a look back at his life and work so far.
A proclamation was posted on the Palace railings just before midnight, announcing that Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth had given birth to a son.
In April 1962, Prince Charles started at Gordonstoun, a school in eastern Scotland where his father, The Duke of Edinburgh (pictured with The Prince), had studied.
During 1966 he spent two terms as an exchange student in Melbourne, Australia, at Timbertop - a remote outpost of the Geelong Church of England Grammar School.
The Prince returned to Gordonstoun to sit his A Levels and was appointed school guardian (head boy).
Together, the couple had two sons. Prince William (shown here) was born on 21 June 1982, and christened on 4 August.
Prince Harry was born on 15 September 1984, and christened on 21 December.
The couple separated in 1992 and divorced in 1996, but The Princess continued to be seen as part of The Royal Family, living at Kensington Palace and carrying out public work for a number of charities.
The Princess of Wales was killed in a car crash in Paris in August 1997.
As a style icon, His Royal Highness has always been a passionate supporter of British fashion and manufacturing.
He is known for his love of suits from homegrown fashion designers, and drives an Aston Martin, converted to run on bioethanol made from wine wastage and a by-product of cheese-making, pictured here.
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales celebrates his 70th birthday on 14 November 2018, alongside his immediate and extended family - including: his parents, HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh; his wife, The Duchess of Cornwall; his two sons and daughters-in-law, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex; and his three grandchildren, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
They are shown here at the wedding of HRH's youngest son Harry, The Duke of Sussex, to Meghan Markle, now The Duchess of Sussex, in May 2018.
The Prince's birthday celebrations were made all the more special by the recent announcement that The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child - a fourth grandchild for The Prince of Wales, due in Spring 2019.
This family photograph was released to mark the 70th Birthday of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.
It was taken by photographer Chris Jackson in the garden at Clarence House in September 2018, where His Royal Highness was photographed with Their Royal Highnesses The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.