It’s not everyday that an heir apparent turns 70. Prince Charles, eldest son of Queen Elizabeth and next in line to the throne, hit the milestone this year. He has been heir for the longest time in the U.K., and even though the Queen is 92 now, he’s probably still got a while to wait. And the British public are fascinated by him. They pored over the set of new photographs he released for his birthday.
Prince Charles was born in 1948, in Buckingham Palace, before his mother held the title of Queen. Back then, the titles of his parents were “Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh,” and “Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.” But after King George VI passed away in 1952, Elizabeth took the throne. That made Charles next in line after her and granted him some other titles too.