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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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