Date of Birth14 November 1948, Buckingham Palace, Westminster, London, England, UK
Birth NameCharles Philip Arthur George Mountbatten-Windsor
Height5' 11" (1.80 m)
Mini BiographyPrince Charles was born November 14, 1948. His first military services appointment was in 1969. He currently holds the rank of captain in the Royal Navy and group captain in the Royal Air Force. His favorite food is scrambled eggs and he likes to drink whiskey. He enjoys going to Scotland, UK; Klosters, Switzerland; and the Eleuthra in the Caribbean. He enjoys hunting, shooting, fishing, polo, skiing, painting, writing and reading.
On February 24, 1981 the engagement of Charles, Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer was announced at Buckingham Palace. On July 29, 1981 Charles married Princess Diana. The fairy-tale wedding took place at St. Paul's Cathedral. Eleven months later on June 21, 1982 Prince William Windsor was born. William is second in line for the throne after his father. Two years later their second son Prince Harry Windsor was born September 15, 1984. Diana said that during the months before was his birth, she and Charles were closer then they ever had been before, but after the birth of Harry the marriage went badly wrong. On August 28, 1996 the fairy-tale marriage came to an end: Charles and Diana divorced. A year later, on August 31, 1997, Diana died in a car crash.
Charles now is married to his long time love, Camilla Parker-Bowles.
|Camilla Parker-Bowles||(9 April 2005 - present)|
|Princess Diana||(29 July 1981 - 28 August 1996) (divorced) 2 children|
TriviaSon of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, and nephew of the late Princess Margaret. Brother of Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Edward Wessex. Grandson of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Great-grandson of King George V and Queen Mary. Great-great-grandson of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra. Great-great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
He is president of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Is the first member of the British Royal Family ever to graduate from college.
He currently holds the rank of Rear-Admiral in the Royal Navy, Major-General in the Army and Air Vice-Marshal in the Royal Air Force.
Between 1967 and 1970, the Prince read archaeology and anthropology and, for his last two years, history, at the University of Cambridge. In 1969 he spent one summer term in Aberystwyth at the University of Wales, before his formal investiture as Prince of Wales in Caernarvon Castle on 1 July 1969. He graduated from Cambridge with a BA (Honours) degree in 1970.
In 1958, he was created a Knight of the Garter. In 1977, he was appointed a Knight of the Thistle.
Was appointed a Knight of the Thistle in 1977.
Became the Prince of Wales and the Earl of Chester in 1958.
As Heir Apparent he holds the titles of the Duke of Cornwall, the Duke of Rothesay, the Earl of Carrick, Baron Renfrew, Lord of the Isles, and Prince and Great Steward of Scotland.
Has two sons: Prince William Windsor (b. 1982) and Prince Harry Windsor (b. 1984).
Grandson of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
Great-grandson of King George V and Queen Mary.
Great-great-grandson of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra.
Great-great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Nephew of Princess Margaret.
He took his seat in the House of Lords in 1969, when he was 21, but could have sat in Parliament from the age of three-and-a-half. Only Dukes of Cornwall (always eldest sons of the sovereign) have this right to sit at any age.
Has his look-alike puppet in the French show "Les guignols de l'info" (1988).
He married his longtime love Camilla Parker-Bowles. The wedding was a civil ceremony in the Windsor Guildhall on April 9th, 2005 followed by a service of prayer and dedication in St. George's Chapel at which the Dr. Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury presided. The wedding was originally scheduled for Friday, April 8th, but had to be postponed one day because Charles and the Archbishop of Canterbury attended the funeral of Pope John Paul II.
With his sons, Prince Harry Windsor and Prince William Windsor, was interviewed by Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnely for The Prince's Trust 30th Birthday: Live.
September 2001: Attended the Royal Premiere of Moulin Rouge! (2001) alongside Kylie Minogue, Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor.
Stepfather of Tom Parker-Bowles and Laura Parker-Bowles.
Has been a fan of Peter Sellers since "The Goon Show". In 1975, after he had seen The Return of the Pink Panther (1975) in Montreal, he wrote to Sellars that he'd laughed so hard he had wet the dress of the woman in the next seat.
In 1966, he attended Geelong Grammar School's Timber Top program for 12 months. The Timber Top program is a year of schooling in an outdoor environment with regular outdoor physical tasks and training. The Timber Top campus is situated in Mansfield in the state of Victoria, Australia - approximately 200 kilometers north-east of Melbourne.
Merited a place in Time magazine's Special Issue "Heroes of the Environment" (Leaders & Visionaries section) with a tribute penned by Catherine Mayer, London Bureau Chief for Time magazine (Issue October 29, 2007).
He was awarded the A.K. (Knight of the Order of Australia) on March 14, 1981.
He, Princess Diana and Prince William (as an infant) all appear as characters in Tom Clancy's novel Patriot Games. In the book, their marital problems are portrayed as the invention of the media. The film came out in 1992 - the same year he and Diana separated, seemingly vindicating the reports.