Prince Charles expands his royal responsibilities and fills in for the Queen at a special engagement.
PRINCE CHARLES presided over a series of face-to-face investitures in place of the Queen. The Queen is passionate about special occasions, but since the plague, she has delegated authority to her children.
Prince Charles, 72, is Britain’s future king, and he stepped in for his mother at a major event on Wednesday. During the pandemic, face-to-face investitures were postponed, but in recent weeks, Princess Anne, 70, and now Prince Charles, have deputized for Queen Elizabeth II, 95, and gave out the honors in person.
“This morning, nearly 40 outstanding awardees were recognized for their achievements at an Investiture Ceremony in St James’s Palace,” Clarence House wrote on Twitter, announcing Charles’ latest engagement.
“Among those honored today was Natasha Gordon, an actor and playwright who received an MBE.”
Charles’ crucial engagement was also promoted on social media by the Royal Family.
“Congratulations to everyone who received an honour from The Prince of Wales during today’s Investiture,” the Palace’s official account tweeted, along with images of some of the people who got accolades.
“For services to drama, Natasha Gordon was granted an MBE; her debut play Nine Night made her the first black British female playwright to have a play presented in the West End.”
The investiture took held at St James’s Palace in London on Wednesday.
The special ceremonies are when winners of the Queen’s honours lists are presented with their awards by a member of the Royal Family twice a year.
During the lockdown, the Queen was unable to attend important royal engagements in person, and they are reported to occupy a particular place in her heart.
“The Queen has always attached great importance to these ceremonies, which are often a career highlight, and are also an unforgettable occasion for the individuals who are honoured, as well as for their families and guests,” royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams previously told This website about the importance of investiture ceremonies.
“The British honours system is constructed in such a way that most awards have grades that encourage initiative and incentive, and the vast majority of recipients have contributed to the nation’s humanitarian life,” the expert continued.
“There is also significantly greater gender equity and diversity in a system that is sensitive to the requirements of contemporary Britain, despite flaws.”
Prince Charles, 72, Princess Anne, 70, and Prince William, 39, have all stepped in for the Queen in the past. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”