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) A Princess is Christened. On Sunday, July 5, 2015, Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge was christened at the St. Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk. The only daughter of TRHs The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was christened by The Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Rev Justin Welby, with support by The Reverend Canon Jonathan Riviere. […]
(VIDEO) TRHs The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay Visit Scotland. On Tuesday, June 23, 2015, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay — aka The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall — began their four-day visit to Scotland. The day began with a visit Selex ES where the duke attended an event to “…mark National Women in Engineering Day. [Whilst there the […]
TRHs The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall Visit Wales. On Tuesday, July 7, 2015, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall continued their visit to wonderful Wales. Today, the royal couple visited Wern Isaf House in Llanfairfechan. The Wern Isaf is an “…Arts and Crafts property which was formerly the home of the architect Herbert Luck North. [Whilst there the prince […]
(VIDEOS) HRH The Prince of Wales Begins His Tour of Wales. On Monday, July 6, 2015, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales began his five-day visit to Wales. This morning the future king met with cricket teams from Australia and England at the SSE SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff. In the afternoon, The Prince of Wales visited the recycling charity, Too Good To Waste, in Rhondda Cynon […]