11 rarely seen photos of Prince Charles in Portsmouth in 1979

There were huge crowds in Portsmouth trying to get a glimpse of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, some were lucky enough to shake his hand.

Monday, 23rd May 2022, 2:25 pm
Those viewing the Royal walk from upper windows were not forgotten by Prince Charles in 1979. pp1859
Those viewing the Royal walk from upper windows were not forgotten by Prince Charles in 1979. pp1859

The key given during the ceremony at Portsmouth Guildhall represents the freedom for the Prince to enter and leave the city whenever he likes, as a trusted friend of the residents of Portsmouth.

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Wide shot of Guildhall Square as Prince Charles arrives for Freedom of the City Ceremony in 1979. PP1858
Prince Charles on his walk through Portsmouth before the Freedom of the City ceremony in 1979. img1888
Prince Charles on his walk through Portsmouth for his Freedom of the City ceremony in 1979. img1878
The Freedom of the City Caption: 23rd February 1979. HRH Prince Charles in the Guildhall making a speech after receiving The Freedom Scroll. Picture: The News 1015-35
Prince Charles signs the record book as the newest Freeman of the City of Portsmouth in 1979. pp1860
Prince Charles in Guildhall Square for Freedom of the City ceremony in 1979. img1877
On-lookers climb to higher heights to see Prince Charles on his walk through Portsmouth before the Freedom of the City ceremony in 1979. img1887
Prince Charles accepts a bouquet of flowers in 1979 before the Freedom of the City ceremony. img1889
Prince Charles on his walk through Portsmouth for his Freedom of the City ceremony in 1979. img1879
Prince Charles receiving the Freedom of the City in February 1979 PP121