The love for classical music seems to run in the Windsor family. During his time at Cambridge University, the young King Charles studied archaeology, anthropology, history, and a number of other subjects. He eventually completed his degrees in the Arts. That being said, the young prince never neglected his love for music. He also committed his time to play the violin and cello.
Here is a photo taken of the soon-to-be king enjoying a moment with the cello. From the serious and extremely focused expression on his face, it seems that Charles III truly loves classical music. As the reigning sovereign today, news reports have even dubbed him as “A King Who Actually Likes The Arts.”
The royal family seems to have a tradition of enjoying flypasts or airshows, especially from their vantage point of choice - the balcony. Flypasts began as a military tradition, usually to honor senior officials or the Royal Family. Over the years, they evolved into a grand and beloved public spectacle.
Taken on June 6, 1957, we see the members of the royal family, with Queen Elizabeth II at the head, all gathered on the iconic balcony of Buckingham Palace. The occasion is a ceremonial flypast or airshow in which the RAF will perform for its audience. That’s not all. As you will notice, some of the royal family members are waving as, at the same time, there is also a horse parade going on just in front of the building façade.
Prince Charles Cooking
The future King of Britain joined Trinity College in October 1967 where he studied Anthropology, Archaeology, and History. He had broken royal precedent by choosing to attend university immediately after A-levels instead of enlisting in the military. During his time at Cambridge University, Prince Charles lived in the town and enjoyed quite an ordinary life – a life similar to his university peers.
Except, of course, he was destined to be the king of Great Britain. But from this photo, you would never say so. Taken in 1969, we see a young Prince Charles fending for himself as he is cutting a loaf of bread. He appears so ordinary, just like other young men and students in the late 1960s.
Prince Charles in His Private Salon
Since the members of the royal family live in Buckingham Palace, they would have their own private chambers there. This photo was taken in June 1969. We see a young Prince Charles in his own boudoir earnestly sorting out some paperwork in his briefcase. This photo captures a moment when briefcases were still fashionable.
Here Prince Charles almost looks like an ordinary young worker or aspiring businessman and not the future king of England. He’s always been unassuming and it comes across beautifully in this picture. But in the background, we do have a clue that the setting is Buckingham Palace as you can see the porcelain on the mantlepiece.
Royal Mews, Horses, and Footman
Did you know that the late Queen Elizabeth II bred and raced her own thoroughbred horses? Did you know that some of her horses have done extremely well and that she handsomely won in horse racing? Here we have a photo originating from the 1980s of the Royal Mews (which is the royal or princely name for stables) and royal horses.
The footman could not be any more elegant. He is decked out in a black tophat and coat, even when tending to the royal stallions and fillies. The Royal Mews Today oversees all road travel arrangements for the Royal Family – from cars and horse carriages to livery.