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Charles, Prince of Wales

Charles, Prince of Wales
The Prince of Wales during a visit to La Moncloa in 2011
Issue
NameCharles, Prince of Wales
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
Prince Harry of Wales
Full nameCharles Philip Arthur George{{#tag:ref|When Charles uses a surname, it is Mountbatten-Windsor, although, according to letters patent dated February 1960, his official family name is Windsor.|group=fn|name=sur}}
HouseHouse of Windsor
FatherPrince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
MotherElizabeth II
ReligionChurch of England

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Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George; born 14 November 1948) is the heir apparent and eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. Since 1958 his major title has been His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. In Scotland he is additionally known as The Duke of Rothesay. He is the longest-serving heir apparent in British history. Until 22 April 2011 Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) had been the longest serving heir apparent, for a period of 59 years 74 days. However, Prince Edward became heir apparent on his birth, 4 years into his mother's (Queen Victoria) reign, whereas Prince Charles was three years old at his mother's ascension and thus has been heir apparent for all of Queen Elizabeth II's reign.

Charles 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, Victoria, Australia, situated near Mansfield in the rugged Victorian Alps. After earning a bachelor of arts degree from Trinity College, Cambridge, Charles served a tour of duty with the Royal Navy in 1971 76. He married Lady Diana Spencer before an enormous worldwide television audience in 1981. They had two sons, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge in 1982 and Prince Harry of Wales in 1984. The couple separated in 1992 following tabloid allegations concerning their relationship. They divorced in 1996 after Diana publicly accused Charles of having an affair with Camilla Parker Bowles, and Charles admitted adultery on television. Diana died in a car crash in Paris on 31 August 1997. In 2005, after a lengthy continued association, the Prince married Camilla, who uses the title Duchess of Cornwall.

The prince is well-known for his charity work and sponsors The Prince's Trust, The Prince's Regeneration Trust, and the Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment, among other charities. He has been outspoken concerning architecture and the conservation of old buildings and has produced a book on the subject called A Vision of Britain (1989). He has also promoted herbal and other alternative medical treatment.

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Prince Charles Coming To D.C. - NBC Washington Tweet this news
NBC Washington--Paddy Harveson (L) gestures to -Charles-, -Prince of Wales- (R) as he waves during a walkround before a Faith group seminar at Georgetown University on November 3, 2005 in Washington, DC. Prince Charles will make Washington, DC, a stop whe - Date : Fri, 08 Apr 2011 14:29:44 GMT+00:00
Royal couple celebrate anniversary - The Press Association Tweet this news
The Press Association--The -Prince of Wales- and the Duchess of Cornwall celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary on Saturday. The heir to the throne and his wife are on their traditional Easter break at the royal retreat of Birkhall. Last year, the Duch - Date : Sat, 09 Apr 2011 03:25:00 GMT+00:00
Prince Charles plans DC visit - Washington Examiner (blog) Tweet this news
Washington Examiner (blog)--The week after his son Prince William weds Kate Middleton, Prince -Charles- will take a trip across the pond to visit the US, stopping in DC along the way. The AP is reporting that the -Prince of Wales- will meet with President - Date : Fri, 08 Apr 2011 17:21:54 GMT+00:00
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Wellsville Daily Reporter--Today is National Cherish an Antique Day, so get out there and start antiquing! (And you don't need to spend that much money to have fun.) April 9, 2005: -Charles-, -Prince of Wales- marries Camilla Parker Bowles in a civil - Date : Sat, 09 Apr 2011 13:29:21 GMT+00:00
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Express Buzz--“The invite came from -Prince Charles- to perform at the reception in the Buckingham Palace. We're super excited,” shares a joyous Sandip. “We have been asked to perform the Bollywood Waltz. Our dance will be a blend of classic En - Date : Sat, 09 Apr 2011 09:48:21 GMT+00:00
Prince's fund donates £40000 to farmers - FarmersWeekly Tweet this news
FarmersWeekly--A rural fund set up by -Prince Charles- is to donate £40000 to charities which are helping farmers through the financial crisis caused by feed shortages and late single farm payments. ARC Addington supplies grants to normally viable farm b - Date : Fri, 08 Apr 2011 08:14:05 GMT+00:00
Charles powders his nose at mill - The Press Association Tweet this news
The Press Association--The -Prince of Wales- inadvertently powdered his nose during a visit to a flour mill. -Charles-, who wore sticking plasters on the thumb and forefinger of his right hand, was left with the powder print at the mill in Pakenham, near - Date : Fri, 04 Mar 2011 17:45:00 GMT+00:00
Charles powders his nose at mill - Motherwell Today Tweet this news
Motherwell Today--The -Prince of Wales- inadvertently powdered his nose during a visit to a flour mill in Suffolk on Friday. -Charles-, who wore sticking plasters on the thumb and forefinger of his right hand, was left with the powder print at the mill in - Date : Mon, 07 Mar 2011 08:39:34 GMT+00:00
Prince of Wales goes live on YouTube - Telegraph.co.uk Tweet this news
Telegraph.co.uk--The -Prince of Wales- has made his first exclusive broadcast on YouTube, with a reading from the King James Bible. Prince -Charles- posted his contribution to the "YouTube Bible" on the video-sharing website, popular wit - Date : Sat, 05 Mar 2011 14:14:34 GMT+00:00
Prince Charles Embraces YouTube - Bluhalo Tweet this news
Bluhalo--The -Prince of Wales-, the first in line to succeed Queen Elizabeth II, has decided that it was time to court the growing number of Britons who spend their leisure time perusing millions of videos on YouTube. The largest social media website dedi - Date : Mon, 07 Mar 2011 08:37:14 GMT+00:00

British royalty
New firstNew reason=Heir apparentLine of succession to the British throne
1st position
Succeeded by
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
Line of succession to the
Dukedom of Edinburgh

1st position
Preceded by
The Princess Elizabeth,
Duchess of Edinburgh

later became Queen Elizabeth II
Heir to the Thrones
as heir apparent
1952 - present
Incumbent
VacantPrince of Wales
26 July 1958 - present
Peerage of England
VacantDuke of Cornwall
6 February 1952 - present
Incumbent
Peerage of Scotland
VacantDuke of Rothesay
6 February 1952 - present
Incumbent
Academic offices
Preceded by
Lord Mountbatten
President of the United World Colleges
1978 - 1995
Succeeded by
The Duke of York
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester
Great Master of the Order of the Bath
10 June 1974 - present
Incumbent
Order of precedence
Preceded by
The Duke of Edinburgh
Gentlemen
HRH The Prince of Wales
Succeeded by
Members of the Royal Family when in Canada, otherwise Stephen Harper
as Prime Minister
Gentlemen
in current practice
Order of precedence in Scotland
Preceded by
The Duke of Edinburgh
Gentlemen
HRH The Duke of Rothesay
Gentlemen
in current practice
Order of precedence
Preceded by
David Lloyd Johnston
as Governor General
Canadian order of precedence
HRH The Prince of Wales

Arms : Legality of civil wedding
Name Birth Marriage Issue
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge 21 June 1982 Catherine Middleton
Prince Harry of Wales 15 September 1984

The Royal Family of the
United Kingdom and the
other Commonwealth realms


Charles, Prince of Wales

TitlesPrince of Wales * Prince and Great Steward of Scotland * Duke of Cornwall * Duke of Rothesay * Earl of Carrick * Earl of Chester * Baron of Renfrew * Lord of the Isles * more
FamilyDiana, Princess of Wales (first wife) * Prince William (elder son) * Prince Henry (younger son) * Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (second wife)
EventsWar of the Waleses * Investiture of the Prince of Wales * First Wedding * Second Wedding
CharitiesThe Prince's Charities * The Prince's Trust * The Prince's Drawing School * The Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment * The Prince's Foundation for Integrated Health * The Prince's Regeneration Trust * Business in the Community * Mutton Renaissance Campaign
MiscellaneousDuchy Originals * Poundbury

Diana, Princess of Wales

FamilyCharles, Prince of Wales (husband) * Prince William (son) * Prince Harry (son) * John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer (father) * Frances Shand Kydd (mother) * Raine Spencer, Countess Spencer (stepmother) * Lady Sarah McCorquodale (sister) * Jane Fellowes, Baroness Fellowes (sister) * Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer (brother)
Charity and politicsPrincess of Wales * International Campaign to Ban Landmines * Ottawa Treaty * Landmine Survivors Network
Marital eventsWedding * War of the Waleses * Camillagate * Squidgygate
DeathDodi Fayed * Henri Paul * Funeral * Conspiracy theories * Operation Paget
MemorialsCandle in the Wind * Concert for Diana * Diana Memorial Award * Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain * Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund * Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground * Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Walk * The New School at West Heath
Cultural depictionsDiana: Last Days of a Princess * The Diana Chronicles * The Queen * Diana: Warrior Princess * Princess Diana's Revenge * Henrietta Hunter

Princes of Wales

HRH The Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (1958 Present)
Edward II (1301 1307) * Edward, the Black Prince (1343 1376) * Richard II (1376 1377) * Henry V (1399 1413) * Edward of Westminster (1454 1471) * Edward V (1471 1483) * Edward of Middleham (1483 1484) * Arthur Tudor (1489 1502) * Henry VIII (1504 1509) * Edward VI (1537 1547) * Henry Frederick Stuart (1610 1612) * Charles I (1616 1625) * Charles II (1641 1649) * James Francis Edward Stuart (1688) * George II (1714 1727) * Prince Frederick (1729 1751) * George III (1751 1760) * George IV (1762 1820) * Edward VII (1841 1901) * George V (1901 1910) * Edward VIII (1910 1936)

Dukes of Cornwall

HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Cornwall (1952 present)
Edward, the Black Prince (1337 1376) * Richard II (1376 1377) * Henry V (1399 1413) * Henry VI (1421 1422) * Edward of Westminster (1453 1471) * Edward V (1470 1483) * Edward of Middleham (1483 1484) * Arthur Tudor (1486 1502) * Henry VIII (1502 1509) * Henry Tudor (1511) * Henry Tudor (1514) * Edward VI (1537 1547) * Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales (1603 1612) * Charles I (1612 1625) * Charles II (1630 1649) * Prince James Stuart "The Old Pretender" (1688 1689) * George II (1714 1727) * Prince Frederick (1727 1751) * George IV (1762 1820) * Edward VII (1841 1901) * George V (1901 1910) * Edward VIII (1910 1936) |

Dukes of Rothesay

HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay (1952 present)
David
(1398 1402) * James I (1402 1406) * Alexander (1430) * James II (1430 1437) * James III (1452 1460) * James IV (1473 1488) * James (1507 1508) * Arthur (1509 1510) * James V (1512 1513) * James (1540 1541) * James VI (1566 1567) * Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales (1603 1612) * Charles I (1612 1625) * Charles James (1629) * Charles II (1630 1649) * Prince James (1688 1689) * George II (1714 1727) * Prince Frederick (1727 1751) * George IV (1762 1820) * Edward VII (1841 1901) * George V (1901 1910) * Edward VIII (1910 1936) |

British dukes*

Royal dukesEdinburgh * Cornwall & Rothesay * York * Gloucester * Kent
OthersNorfolk * Somerset * Richmond, Lennox & Gordon * Grafton * Beaufort * St Albans * Bedford * Devonshire * Marlborough * Rutland * Hamilton & Brandon * Buccleuch & Queensberry * Argyll * Atholl * Montrose * Roxburghe * Manchester * Northumberland * Leinster * Wellington * Sutherland * Abercorn * Westminster * Fife



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