Prince Charles shares rare photo of his younger self as he pens touching tribute to someone very special

Prince Charles LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 16: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales speaks during a visit to the YouTube Space London at Kings Cross on May 16, 2018 in London England. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall are making a whistle stop tour of the capital, visiting businesses showcasing innovation. (Photo by Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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Prince Charles paid tribute to Betty Campbell, the first black woman to become a head teacher in Wales, with a touching Instagram upload. 

Beside a retro photograph of Prince Charles meeting Betty and the children at her school back in the nineties, the Prince of Wales recalled his happy memories of the day.

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"Betty Campbell worked as headteacher at Mount Stuart Primary in Butetown, Cardiff, and put black culture on the curriculum at her school, championing the nation’s multicultural heritage. Betty died in 2017, aged 82," the post's heartfelt caption reads.

"I have fond memories of my visit to the St. David’s Day eisteddfod at Mount Stuart Primary School in 1994, when I saw, at first-hand, the immense respect and affection in which Betty Campbell was held by all who knew her," Charles recounted.

“That hard-earned respect was the result of her determination to overcome any and every obstacle she encountered. In succeeding, against the odds, she became an inspiration to generations of people, of all ages, and all backgrounds, not just in her own beloved city, but in the rest of Wales and beyond."

Betty Campbell statue in Cardiff

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Royal fans were touched by the message from the future King, who is first in the royal line of succession, and they made sure to show their love in the comment section.

"Such a fitting tribute to Betty," one wrote.

"Well now, there's a handsome young Charles and what a lovely story about Betty Campbell. She's obviously more than earned 'respect and affection', it's a shame she didn't lived long enough to see the unveiling," another agreed.

"Remarkable woman," a third added.

Caitlin Elliott
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