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Send us 1969 investiture memories

The Prince of Wales' investiture in 1969
The Queen invests Charles as Prince of Wales at Caernarfon Castle

As the 40th anniversary approaches of the investiture of the Prince of Wales, we want your pictures and memories of the occasion.

On 1 July 1969, the 21-year-old Prince Charles became Prince of Wales at Caernarfon Castle.

The investiture saw celebrations in many areas of Wales, while it was also conducted against a background of protests by some nationalists.

Four decades on, Wales is a very different place, having undergone huge social, political and industrial change.

In those 40 years, the prince has developed his own interests, and gained an outspoken reputation on issues such as architecture and the environment.

Send us any pictures or memories - in 200 words or less - you or your friends and family have from the time, whether from the investiture at Caernarfon, from any other events around Wales, or further afield.

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We will publish those we select on or about 1 July.

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