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 ...
(VIDEO) HM Queen Elizabeth II Attends the 2015 Braemar Gathering. On Saturday, September 5, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh accompanied by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Phillips attended the 2015 Braemar Gathering held at the Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park in Braemar, Scotland. For more information about […]
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall Visit the 134th Sandringham Flower Show. On Wednesday, July 29, 2015, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended the 134th Sandringham Flower Show at Sandringham House in Norfolk, England. The prince, along with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, is patron of the Sandringham Estate Cottage Horticultural Society. For more information about today’s event please click here. Click here to […]
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales Attends a Charity Polo Match. On Saturday, July 25, 2015, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales attended the Royal Salute Coronation Cup held at the Guards Polo Club Windsor in Egham, England. Today’s match was held in aid of the Polo Charities Trust. Click here to view photos. Photo courtesy of Getty Images/E. McCormack
HRH The Duke of Rothesay Enjoys Local Cuisine in Scotland. On September 8, 2015, His Royal Highness The Duke of Rothesay (aka The Prince of Wales) attended The Taste of Ayrshire, an event celebrating Ayrshire produce and local cuisine, at Dumfries House in East Ayrshire, Scotland as part of Scotland’s 2015 Year of Food and Drink. Click here to view photos.