Prince Charles’ school exercise books and old family photos will go on public display next year to mark the royal’s 60th birthday.

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The exhibition – featuring images of the prince at three-years-old playing with his mother, Queen Elizabeth, and sister Princess Anne in the grounds of the queen’s Scottish residence, Balmoral – will be held at royal Berkshire residence Windsor Castle in honour of Charles’ landmark birthday on November 14.

Souvenirs from the prince’s time at Berkshire’s Cheam School from 1957 to 1962 – including a ruler with the name ‘P. Charles’ etched onto it, and a history book where he confuses the words ‘pheasants’ and ‘peasants’ – will also go on display in the castle’s Drawings Gallery from May 16, 2008, to February 22, 2009.

A spokeswoman for the Royal Photograph Collection said: ‘This is a very exciting exhibition. There are some charming photographs and personal objects included.

‘Many of the personal effects, like the history book and the geometry set, have never been displayed in public before.’

Intimate pictures of the prince with his late wife, Princess Diana – who was killed in a car crash in France’s capital Paris on August 31, 1997 – will be included in the show, along with images of Charles with their two sons, Prince William, who is now 25-years-old, and Prince Harry, 23.