Prince Charles marks the centenary of the Church in Wales

The Happy Prince! Beaming Charles looks dapper in a cream suit as he marks the centenary of the Church in Wales at St Davids Cathedral in Pembrokeshire

  • Prince Charles, 72, marked centenary of Church in Wales at St David’s Cathedral
  • The future king looked dapper in a tan suit, as he met with locals on the occasion
  • Seemed in great spirits as he attended special church service for the event 

Prince Charles seemed in high spirits today as he marked the centenary of Church in Wales on the fourth day of his Welsh tour.

Donning a dapper tan suit, the heir to the throne, 72, was spotted laughing and chatting with well-wishers and locals before attended a special church service at St David’s Cathedral, in St David’s. 

The celebrations were due to take place in 2020, but were postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  

The Prince of Wales has been touring Wales this week in a whirlwind of cultural entertainment, meeting locals and learning more about the way the region has recovered after the coronavirus crisis. 

Prince Charles, 72, seemed in high spirits today as he marked the centenary of Church in Wales on the fourth day of his Welsh tour

The Prince of Wales met with members of the Church and other guests ahead of the service, today

Today, with the sun shining on St David’s, Charles made his way to the Cathedral, where he took the time to talk to well-wishers and to thank them for coming all this way. 

He was wearing a smart tan suit with a crisp white shirt and a red, white and green tie that echoed the colours of the Welsh flag. 

A white flower had been pinned to the lapel of his suit jacket, with a light blue and white pocket square poking out of his chest pocket. 

Putting on a lively display, the royal was spotted laughing, hands in his pockets, ahead of the event. 

Grinning king-to-be! Charles appeared to share a few laughs with other attendees before the event 

The Queen’s son looked dapper in a tan suit with a mauve shirt and a white, red and green tie (pictured)

He met with Lord-Lieutenant of Dyfed, Sara Edwards, with whom he shared a conversation with one of the Church of Wales bishops and other religious guests. 

He then put his blue face masks on and headed inside, to take in the beauty of the cathedral’s stained glass windows. 

 During the service, he appeared deep in thoughts as he sat down for religious event. 

The Church in Wales is celebrating its centenary a year late because of covid-19.

Prince Charles took the time to greet the well-wishers who had gathered at the entrance of the Cathedral today

He exchanged a few words with one of the Church’s bishop and Lord-Lieutenant of Dyfed, Sara Edwards, pictured centre

Prince Charles opted for his traditional namaste greeting as he met with members of staff at the church earlier today 

Prince Charles wore a blue face covering as  he took a seat in a pew in the cathedral ahead of the service  

Crowds gathered around the magnificent St David’s cathedral in Wales, ahead of the celebrations today

It’s foundation in 1920 was surrounded by controversy, after it was established following Wales’ break from the Church of England in 1914. 

The church wrote its own constitution, with limited powers given to the bishops, and stating they would be elected rather than appointed by the Crown. 

It has been a busy week in Wales for Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, who have been touring the nation for four days straight.  

Prince Wales chatted with other guests in the church, next to the Dean of St Davids, The Very Reverend Dr Sarah Rowland Jones, left 

Taking in the beauty of the Cathedral, the heir to the throne stopped to admire the Sovereign’s Stall in the Quire

The Prince of Wales was wearing a blue face covering while he toured the cathedral, in keeping with Covid-19 regulations 

Yesterday, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, 73, visited the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama to learn how staff and students have coped during the pandemic on day three of their week-long visit to Wales.

When the royal couple first arrived at the newly restored heritage centre, they met students and staff in the college’s foyer and the duchess told William Pearson, studying for an MA in advanced opera performance ‘I can’t wait to get rid of this’ and touched her face mask.  

Charles and Camilla were treated to performances of music and drama by the talented students who, with the help of lecturers and tutors, have managed to continue their studies at the Cardiff-based college despite Covid restrictions  

Moved by the serene atmosphere of the cathedral, Prince Charles got to take a tour before settling down for the religious service 

Charles was among the selected guests who attended the special service to mark 100th since the creation of the Church in 1920

Attendees did their best to respect social distancing during the service, pictured, with Prince Charles being sat close to the altar 

Outside, well-wishers had gathered near the cathedral in hopes of catching a glimpse of visiting Prince Charles 

Later, The Duchess of Cornwall praised the British wine industry and said she was glad it was ‘giving the French a run for its money’. 

Camilla was visiting the stunning Llanerch Vineyward in Pontyclun, South Wales, in her role as president of GB Wines. 

After dashing in for a quick bite to eat in the vineyard’s new restaurant and viewing its hotel, she meet with a range of local producers who supply it with everything from milk to coffee and free-range eggs.

She also admired its wedding facilities and praised Mr Davies, 34, who bought the vineyard when it was in receivership ten years ago and has worked his fingers to the bone to turn it into a thriving business, producing 12,000 bottles upwards a year of Cariad – meaning love in Welsh – sparking wine and rose.

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