Prince Charles: biography and latest news!

Prince Charles © Agency
Prince Charles © Agency
  • Occupation: Royal Highness, Prince of Wales
  • Real name: Charles Philip Arthur George Windsor
  • Sign : Scorpio
  • Date of birth: Sunday, November 14, 1948 (age: 72 years old)
  • Country : England

His Royal Highness Prince Charles Philip Arthur George was born on November 14, 1948 at Buckingham Palace. The eldest son of Queen Elizabeth of England and Prince Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, he attended his mother’s coronation in 1953. He occupies the first place in the order of succession to the British throne. At the age of 21, he received the title of Prince of Wales. He grew up alongside his sister, Anne (born in 1950) and his two brothers Andrew (1960) and Edward (1964), before leaving to study in Scotland at the Gordondstoun School, the high school where his father studied, and then to Australia in Melbourne where he spent a year. In 1967, he entered Cambridge University to study archaeology and anthropology, graduating in 1970. He thus became the first member of the royal family to obtain a university degree.

Following the royal tradition, Prince Charles received military training, first at the Royal Air Force College in the early 1970s, where he earned his pilot’s stripes and then joined the Royal Navy, which he left in 1976. With his naval demobilization bonus, he founded the Prince’s Trust, the largest charity he had ever created (out of more than 25 that came into being), aimed at helping young people from underprivileged backgrounds. In total, he sponsors 428 charities, making him one of the most philanthropic princes.

Prince Charles is also a strong advocate for the environment. He opted for organic farming on his estate in Highgrove, and in 1992 launched his company, Duchy Originals, which produces jams, cookies and other organic products. He is an active campaigner against the deforestation of tropical forests through his foundation (Prince’s Rainforest Project) dedicated to this fight and travels the planet to participate in conferences.

Author of several books, the Prince published in 1980, The Old Man of Lochnagar, a tale for children that met with some success.

In 2013, for the first time, he presides on behalf of the Queen at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit in Colombo. In September 2013, he has been heir to the throne for more than 60 years, a record for the monarchy.

On March 25, 2020, Clarence House announced that Prince Charles had tested positive for coronavirus.

On the private side, on July 29, 1981, Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer in St. Paul’s Cathedral. The couple gave birth to two children, William (born on 21/06/1982) and Harry (born on 15/09/1984). This marriage of reason ends a few years later, in 1992, following the revelation of the infidelity of the prince with Camilla Parker-Bowles. The divorce of the couple is pronounced in August 1996. The Princess died tragically in a car accident in Paris on August 31, 1997. Charles of England remarries on April 9, 2005 with Camilla Parker-Bowles, who bears the title of Duchess of Cornwall. He has three grandchildren; George, born July 22, 2013, Charlotte, born May 2, 2015 and a second grandson, Louis, born April 23, 2018. On October 15, 2018, Kensington Palace announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were expecting their first child in the spring of 2019.