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50th Anniversary Investiture of the Prince of Wales

11 March 2019

Buckingham Palace

The Medicines Discovery Institute joined the Royal Family at Buckingham Palace to mark fifty years since Prince Charles was given the title of the Prince of Wales.

The Queen and senior members of the Royal Family gathered to commemorate the Prince's service to Wales, inviting the Directors of Cardiff University’s new Institute to join the celebrations.

The reception marked half a century since the Queen invested the Prince of Wales at the age of nine years old on July 26, 1958.

Professor Simon Ward and Professor John Atack joined other leading figures in Welsh and UK public life, as well as representatives from the future king's many Welsh charities and patronages.

The guest list included representatives from organisations linked to the Prince of Wales, such as the Prince’s Trust Cymru, Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, and the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales.

Professor John Atack, Director of the Medicines Discovery Institute, said: “It is pleasing to see the Medicine Discovery Institute’s aims to put Wales at the centre of medical innovation being implicitly recognised at a gathering of such distinguished figures, all gathered together to mark the 50th Anniversary Investiture of the Prince of Wales.”

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