Charles’ 50 yrs as Prince of Wales

Prince Charles is set to celebrate the 50th anniversary of becoming the Prince of Wales.

The prince and wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will attend a dinner held by Welsh First Minister Rhodri Morgan to mark the anniversary next Wednesday.

During the visit – part of their annual five-day summer tour of Wales – the royal couple will spend their first night in their £1.2million home in Llwynywermod near the village of Myddfai in Carmarthenshire.

The pair are also set to launch a new initiative to help sheep farmers during their travels of the country.

The Cambrian Mountain Initiative aims to support upland sheep farmers and will kick off with a presentation from the prince, who will help promote their work.

The scheme aims to give consumers confidence in the lamb they buy and encourages farmers to sign up to a set of principles which ensure animals are born and bred within a specified area and reared using traditional methods.