While his wife Kate and her sister Pippa Middleton were at Wimbledon, Prince William and his brother Harry spent the weekend with friends in Cornwall, body-boarding and hanging out in the local pubs.
No strangers to the surf, the princes have spent the summers of their youth in the area around the small seaside resort of Polzeath. And even Prince Charles has been photographed along the shores in a wet suit!
These images of a young surfer seem like a typical sight on a Cornish beach – but they are in fact believed to be the first-ever images of Prince Charles surfing in Britain.
The pictures were taken at Constantine Bay between 1970 and ’73 when the young Prince would often slip into the sea among the local surfers.
It is the first time the images have been seen in public and the first known photograph of him surfing in the UK.
Source: Musuem of British Surfing – Charles Rules the Waves