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Post & Courier: “Prince Charles to receive College of Charleston award”

Prince Charles has had an eventful summer, with the birth of his first grandchild and a special award this week from the College of Charleston.

The college’s Historic Preservation and Community Planning Program will present the prince with its Albert Simons Medal of Excellence, a recognition of the Prince of Wales’ advocacy for traditional architecture.

The award is an affirmation of the prince’s at-the-time controversial resistance to England’s architectural establishment. His 1984 speech to the Royal Institute of British Architects referred to some new architectural designs as a “monstrous carbuncle” and a “giant glass stump.”

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CofC Announement: “Simons Medal Awarded to HRH Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales”

“The Historic Preservation and Community Planning Program at the College of Charleston School of the Arts will present the Albert Simons Medal of Excellence to His Royal Highness Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales for outstanding work in traditional architecture, urban planning and historic preservation. The event will take place on Wed., Sept. 11, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., in the College of Charleston Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. A reception will follow. Admission is free and open to the public…”