Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles
Prince Charles “inappropriate” investiture sparked protests. Pictured: Camilla Parker Bowles and Prince Charles arrive to attend on April 30, 2013 a reception hosted by King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam following the inauguration. Getty Images/Patrik Stollarz

Prince Charles’ investiture was criticized.

Prince Charles had a “mini coronation” on July 1, 1969. However, it was criticized because the preparation took roughly 18 months and the budget amounted to $263,504 (£200,000).

“It was quite inappropriate to hold a ceremony in a castle built by Welsh slave labour under the orders of the intruder, the conquerer,” Emrys Hughes, the late MP for South Ayrshire said about Prince Charles’ investiture.

Gwynfor Evans, late president of the Welsh political party Plaid Cymru, was “unenthusiastic” about it. He believed that the situation would be different if Wales had Commonwealth status.

The ceremony symbolized the subjugation of the Welsh. According to Bea Campbell, a journalist and royal author, it was pageantry that symbolized colonialism and the royal family was never sorry for it.

“[Pageantry] has been absolutely crucial to the way the royal family has displayed itself and how it appears to be the parent of this great empire,” Campbell said.

“The royal family has never, never, never once said sorry.”

Campbell felt that the ceremony was about “domination and personal dominion.” She also noted how Prince Charles’ role as the Prince of Wales pointed out Queen Elizabeth II as the “mother of this Commonwealth” before adding that it was “kind of sick.” She also found Her Majesty as the “maternal woman presiding over embryonic democracies.”

The royals will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Prince Charles’ investiture on Tuesday. Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle will be reuniting at the event. The royals who have been rumored to be feuding will be celebrating the event together with Prince Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles, Queen Elizabeth II and the rest of the members of the royal family.

The Queen is hosting a reception at the Buckingham Palace. The event will not be a white tie or black tie. Royal fans should not expect the Duchess of Cambridge and Duchess of Sussex to wear tiaras as the event is scheduled late morning.

Some royal fans were disappointed because they were hoping to see Markle wearing a tiara. The pregnant royal was never seen wearing one except on her wedding day.