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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess
of Cornwall

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Prince Harry


Royal duties

  • A Royal parade on The Mall, London
  • The Prince of Wales taking part in Trooping the Colour
  • The Prince of Wales attends an event for the Diamond Jubilee
  • A Royal parade on The Mall, London

The main part of The Prince of Wales's role as Heir to The Throne is to support Her Majesty The Queen as the focal point for national pride, unity and allegiance and bringing people together across all sections of society, representing stability and continuity, highlighting achievement, and emphasising the importance of service and the voluntary sector by encouragement and example.

The Prince often represents The Queen by welcoming dignitaries to the UK and attending State dinners during State visits.  Along with other members of the Royal Family, His Royal Highness always attends the Trooping the Colour ceremony which forms part of the official celebration of Her Majesty’s birthday.  The Prince often represents The Queen and the UK overseas at state and ceremonial occasions such as state funerals.

The Queen has always been committed to the Commonwealth and its members and visits on behalf of Her Majesty to Commonwealth countries, particularly realms, have been vital over the years. 

In addition the other important parts of The Prince of Wales’s Royal duties include:

  • Armed Services
  • Special Relationships and Regiments
  • Working in the UK
  • Overseas Duties
  • Countries Visited
  • Investitures

During celebrations for the Diamond Jubilee in 2012, The Prince was able to thank The Queen on behalf of the Nation for her many years of service at the concert held at Buckingham Palace. 

In front of a crowd of thousands and a global television audience, His Royal Highness said to Her Majesty: "We're now celebrating the life and service of a very special person, over the last 60 years.

"I was three when my grandfather George VI died and suddenly, unexpectedly you and my father's lives were irrevocably changed when you were only 26.

"So as a nation this is our opportunity to thank you and my father for always being there for us.

"For inspiring us with your selfless duty and service and for making us proud to be British."


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