Young Prince Charles: The evolution of a royal

From bouncing baby to royal bachelor.

By Jess Pullar

There is no denying Prince Charles has led a colourful life.

Indeed, it seems like a long time ago that the world first laid their eyes on the Prince of Wales, who was a small baby held in the arms of his mother before she became Queen.

Now, as Queen Elizabeth continues to reign as the world's longest-serving Queen, it seems Charles will forever be etched as the kind and caring Prince we've all grown to know and delight in - even when he does become King.

And as Prince Charles turns 70, we wanted to take a step back and look at how the royal dad-of-two has grown before our very eyes, both in looks, and in wisdom.

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As the years have gone by, we've seen the Prince become an environmental advocate, charity worker and husband - twice - all between attending more royal engagements than one can count.

But you can't deny the roots you came from, and Prince Charles is no exception. Keep scrolling to see the full evolution of Prince Charles, from a baby, to bachelor, to father, to grandfather!

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