Charles, Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George, born 14 November 1948), is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. Known in Scotland as Duke of Rothesay and in South West England as Duke of Cornwall, he is the longest-serving heir apparent in British history, having held the position since 1952.
Charles was born at Buckingham Palace as the first grandchild of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. He was educated at Cheam and Gordonstoun Schools, which his father, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, had attended as a child, as well as the Timbertop campus of Geelong Grammar School in Victoria, Australia. After earning a bachelor of arts degree from Trinity College, Cambridge, Charles served a tour of duty with the Royal Navy from 1971 to 1976.
LONDON — After a week of controversy over the failure of the French and British governments to include Queen Elizabeth II in the 65th anniversary commemorations of the D-Day landings in Normandy, palace officials announced Tuesday that they had found what amounted to a face-saving solution — Prince Charles would join this weekend’s commemorations in his mother’s stead.
Nobody, at least for the record, was prepared to say whether an intervention by President Obama, who will attend the ceremonies with President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, played a part in the ...
LONDON (AFP) — Prince Charles cost the taxpayer almost 25 percent more last year than the previous 12 months, his accounts showed Tuesday -- despite cutting his costs by almost half a million pounds.The annual report published by Clarence House shows government and taxpayer funds given to the heir to the throne went up by 23 percent from 2.45 million to three million pounds.Charles' aides said two foreign tours to Asia and Latin America were responsible for most of the increase, with official transport costs going up from 1.16 million pounds in the 2007-8 tax year to 1.71 million in ...
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London (dpa) - Die britische Königin Elizabeth II. hat ihren Sohn Prinz Charles kurz vor seinem runden Geburtstag in den höchsten Tönen gelobt. Bei einem Besuch von Charles' Stiftung, dem Prince's Trust, sagte die Queen am Mittwoch:
»Während der 60. Geburtstag des Prinzen von Wales, unserem Sohn, näher rückt, möchte ich sagen, dass wir beide ungeheuer stolz auf seinen persönlichen Beitrag zu dieser bemerkenswerten Organisation sind.« Die Königin (82) war zusammen mit ihrem Mann Prinz Philip (87) zu ...
(VIDEOS) TRHs The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall Visit Ireland. Day 2. On Wednesday, May 20, 2015, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall continued their visit to Ireland. This morning the royal couple began their day in County Sligo. According to Clarence House, the prince and the duchess: “…attended a reception for members of the local community and viewed highlights from The […]
(VIDEO) Members of the British Royal Family Attend the 2015 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. On Monday, May 18, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh attended the 2015 Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London. Other members of the British royal family including Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall as well […]
(VIDEO) HRH Prince Harry of Wales Participates in a Charity Polo Match. On Sunday, May 24, 2015, His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales participated in the Maserati Jerudong Trophy match held at the Cirencester Park Polo Club in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England. According to the Telegraph newspaper, Sunday’s match “…benefited two charities of which Prince Harry is patron: WellChild, which supports the families of sick children, and MapAction, which […]
(VIDEOS) TRHs The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall Visit Ireland. On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall began their four-day official visit to Ireland and Northern Ireland. The royal couple kicked off their tour in the city of Galway. According to Clarence House whilst there royal couple visited: “…the National University of Ireland, Galway where […]