Capital: € 116 million
Age: 71
Born: November 14, 1948
Country of origin: Great Britain
Source of wealth: Heir to the throne of the United Kingdom
Last updated: 2022

Short introduction

Prince Charles, or his full name, His Royal Highness Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall, is the first born son of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip. Prince Charles received media attention through his marriage and marriage to Diana Spencer, better known as Princess Diana. Prince Charles is the father of Prince William and Prince Harry.

Early life

Prince Charles was born on November 14, 1948 in Buckingham Palace, the eldest son of Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in London. After his mother Elisabeth ascended the British throne in 1952, Charles became heir to the throne and Duke of Cornwall. From the beginning, Charles’ upbringing was aimed at preparing him for his future office as king. He attended traditional private schools, received private lessons at Buckingham Palace and studied at Trinity College, Cambridge University and the University of Wales. Prince Charles then completed military training, most of which took place with the Royal Navy.

Career

In the early 1970s, Prince Charles began to act as the official representative of the British crown. In this capacity, Charles attended the House of Lords meetings and was admitted to the Crown Council at the end of 1977. Since then, Prince Charles has regularly represented his mother, Queen Elizabeth II and thus the British royal family, in public. He is also the patron of countless organizations.

The marriage to Diana Spencer, which was closed to the general public in 1981, failed and was finally divorced in 1996 after a few scandals. Marriage to Diana gave birth to the children of Prince William (June 21, 1982) and Prince Harry (September 15, 1984). Diana died on August 31, 1997 after a tragic car accident in Paris.

On April 9, 2005, Prince Charles finally married his long-time lover and girlfriend Camilla Parker Bowles.

Career highlights

Since January 27, 2007, Charles has been the longest-serving direct heir to the throne in the history of the British monarchy. It is also particularly noteworthy that Prince Charles is an honorary colonel of many different units of the United Kingdom and other armed forces that belong to the Commonwealth. A project that is also very important to Prince Charles, the Prince`s Trust founded by Charles in 1976. This primarily works for disadvantaged young people and young adults.

Famous quotes

“I learned the way a monkey learns – by watching its parents”.

“Even in a royal house you learn how the monkeys learn – by watching your parents”.

“I do not take myself too seriously, I should not be too badly off”.

Amazing facts

Something few people know about Prince Charles is that he is a very successful farmer. He runs a thriving company and is committed to green agriculture.

Another amazing fact about Prince Charles is that he had his Aston Martin, which he has owned since he was 21, converted. The car is now said to run on excess English wine.

It is also exciting that Charles should be a real artist. Not only does he play cello, piano and trumpet, Charles also likes to paint watercolor pictures. He regularly auctions these works for a good cause. Charles has also written a children’s book based on stories that Charles used to tell his younger siblings.

These are all things about the British permanent heir to the throne that were never believed to him. Finally, there is this fact about Prince Charles, he doesn’t like selfies.

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