Prince Charles poses for an official portrait in November 2008.
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The heir apparent: Britain's Prince Charles

Updated 2:17 AM ET, Wed November 14, 2018

Prince Charles poses for an official portrait in November 2008.
Hugo Burnand//Anwar Hussein Collection/WireImage/Getty Images

Britain's Prince Charles, the heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II, has been "monarch-in-waiting" since 1952. That's the longest in British history.

As he celebrates his 70th birthday on Wednesday, November 14, take a look at photos from his life in the spotlight.