The Prince of Wales turned 50 on November 14, 1998 and the Queen hosted a birthday reception at Buckingham Palace.
Earlier in the week, the Prince Of Wales web-site was officially opened.
The Prince’s full title is Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester, Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick and Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles and Great Steward of Scotland.
Between January and September 1966, Prince Charles was an exchange student at Timbertop, the bush retreat of the Geelong Grammar School in Victoria.
Later, following his marriage to Lady Diana Frances Spencer on July 29, 1981, it was rumoured that the Prince might be appointed Governor-General of Australia, but this did not eventuate.
Republican sentiment in Australia makes any future royal appointment impossible to conceive.