People: Gala marks Prince Charles' investiture

Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, left

Gala marks Prince Charles' investiture

Britain's senior royals have gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the investiture of Prince Charles as the Prince of Wales.

The gala event at Buckingham Palace was hosted Tuesday by Queen Elizabeth II.

Charles was joined by his wife, Camilla, his two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, and their wives, Kate and Meghan.

The 70-year-old Charles was formally invested with the title Prince of Wales at a ceremony at Caernarfon Castle by his mother, the queen, in 1969.

The investiture regalia he wore that day was on display at the celebration.

Wrestler King Kong Bundy dead at age 61

Professional wrestler King Kong Bundy has died at age 61.

Promoter and longtime friend David Herro says Bundy died on Monday. Herro posted on Facebook : "Today we lost a Legend and a man I consider family." The cause of death and other details were not disclosed.

Bundy, whose real name was Christopher Pallies, was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The 6-foot-4 (1.93 meters), 458-pound (208-kilogram) wrestler made his World Wrestling Federation debut in 1981.

He was best known for facing Hulk Hogan in 1986 in a steel cage match at WrestleMania 2, which Hogan won.

Bundy had guest appearances on the sitcom "Married...with Children."

He was planning to appear next month at WrestleCon in New York City.

Pete Townshend novel out in November

The Who's Pete Townshend, the man who helped invent the rock opera, has now written a rock novel.

Hachette Books announced Tuesday that the British composer-guitarist's "The Age of Anxiety" was scheduled for Nov. 5. Set in London, the novel takes on the torments of creativity and the music business and "deals with mythic and operatic themes including a maze, divine madness, and long-lost children."

In a statement issued through his publisher, Townshend said he hopes to expand the story into an opera and art installation.

"Ten years ago I decided to create a magnum opus that would combine opera, art installation and novel," he said. "Suddenly here I am with a completed novel ready to publish. I am an avid reader and have really enjoyed writing it. I am also happy to say the majority of the music is composed, ready to be polished up for release and performance. It's tremendously exciting."

No dates have been set for the music's release or for the art installation.

Today's birthdays: Dancer Carmen de Lavallade is 88. Singer Mary Wilson of The Supremes is 75. Actor-director Rob Reiner is 72. Actor Tom Arnold is 60. Actor D.L. Hughley ("The Hughleys") is 56. Guitarist Chris Broderick of Megadeth is 49. Actor Shaun Evans ("Endeavour") is 39. Actor Eli Marienthal is 33. Actor Dillon Freasier ("There Will Be Blood") is 23.

— The Associated Press