Who is Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales?

HRH Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales

Charles_Prince_of_Wales Full Name: Charles Philip Arthur George

Birthday and birthplace: November 14, 1948 at Buckingham Palace

Royal House: The House of Windsor (The British Royal Family)

Rank in Succession: Heir Apparent to the British throne

Parents: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh

Siblings: Princess Anne, The Princess Royal (b. 1950); Prince Andrew, The Duke of York (b. 1960); and Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex (b. 1964)

First Marriage: To Lady Diana Spencer (1961-1997) (wedding day: July 29, 1981 at St Paul’s Cathedral), until their divorce, finalized on August 28, 1996.

Spouse: Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall (wedding day: April 9, 2005 at the Guildhall in Windsor)

Children: Prince William of Wales (b. 1982) and Prince Henry of Wales (b. 1984) (from Prince Charles’ marriage to the late Princess Diana)

Official Residence: Clarence House

Other Residences: Highgrove House, Birkhall in Balmoral, The Palace of Holyroodhouse, and Llwynywormwood in Wales

Education: BA (Honours) degree from the University of Cambridge (archaeology, anthropology and history)

Royal Work: Prince Charles undertakes royal duties, both in the U.K. and abroad, in support of the Queen. He supports charities under the umbrella of the not-for-profit group ‘The Prince’s Charities’.

Official Websites: The Prince of Wales’ Website

Special Interests: polo, horseracing, sailing and skiing; watercolor painting; organic gardening

Other Notes: The Prince of Wales has published several books of his watercolor paintings and also on organic gardening.

source: The Official Website of the British Monarchy; image from the White House website

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