Prince Charles is the heir apparent to the British throne and is the British Prince of Wales. Prince Charles recently tested positive for the novel coronavirus COVID-19, which is causing a worldwide pandemic. Nonetheless, according to official reports, he is fine and working from home as usual.
How old is Prince Charles?
Charles, the Prince of Wales, is The Queen’s eldest son by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. On November 14, 1948, at 9:14 p.m., he was born in Buckingham Palace. And he’s 71 years old right now. He weighed 7lb 6oz at the time of his birth. Just before 12 a.m., a proclamation was issued. It was announced that Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth had given birth to a son, Charles Philip Arthur George, safely.
Dr. Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury, christened the young Prince Charles in Buckingham Palace’s Music Room on December 15. When her father, King George VI, died on February 6, 1952, at the age of 56, the Prince’s mother has also proclaimed Queen Elizabeth II. Prince Charles became heir apparent at the age of three upon The Queen’s accession to the throne.
Under a charter granted by King Edward III in 1337, Prince Charles, as Heir to the Throne, assumed the traditional titles of Duke of Cornwall. In addition, he assumed the traditional titles of the Scottish peerage. These were the titles of Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles, and Prince and Great Steward of Scotland.
On the 2nd of June 1953, the Prince was four years old when his mother was crowned at Westminster Abbey. Many people who witnessed the Coronation recall him sitting between his widowed grandmother, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, and his aunt, Princess Margaret.
Schooling of Prince Charles
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh decided that The Prince should attend school rather than have a tutor at the Palace, so he began his education at Hill House School in West London. On November 7, 1956, he began his schooling. After ten months, the young Prince enrolled at Cheam School, a Berkshire preparatory school. While The Prince was at Cheam in 1958, The Queen elevated him to the rank of Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester. The Prince was nine years old when this happened.
Prince Charles began his first term at Gordonstoun, a school in Eastern Scotland near Elgin, in April 1962. The Duke of Edinburgh went to the same school. The Prince of Wales studied at Timbertop for two terms in 1966. It is a remote outpost of Melbourne, Australia’s Geelong Church of England Grammar School.
When The Prince of Wales returned to Gordonstoun for his final year, the school appointed him a school guardian (head boy). The Prince had already completed six O Levels and was currently studying for A-Levels. In July 1967, he received a B in history and a C in French, as well as a distinction in a special history paper.
The Prince has been studying archaeology and anthropology at Trinity College, Cambridge University, since 1967. For the second half of his degree, he switched to history and graduated with a 2:2 in 1970.
On July 1, 1969, in a colorful ceremony at Caernarfon Castle, the Queen bestowed the title “Prince of Wales” on him. Prior to his appointment, The Prince spent a term studying Welsh at the University College of Wales in Aberystwyth. His Royal Highness then took his seat in the House of Lords on February 11th, 1970.
Furthermore, on March 8, 1971, The Prince flew to Royal Air Force (RAF) Cranwell in Lincolnshire. He did so in order to train to be a fighter pilot. During his second year at Cambridge, The Prince requested that he be taught to fly by the RAF. In addition, following the passing out parade at Cranwell in September 1971, The Prince embarked on a naval career. He took after his father, grandfather, and both great-grandfathers.
Following a six-week course at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, he served on the guided-missile destroyer HMS Norfolk and two frigates. In 1974, the Prince earned his helicopter pilot’s license before joining the 845 Naval Air Squadron. It was based on the HMS Hermes, a Commando carrier. For his final nine months in the Navy, Prince Charles assumed command of the coastal minehunter HMS Bronington on February 9, 1976.
Who is Prince Charles Married to?
In St. Paul’s Cathedral on July 29, 1981, Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer. HRH The Princess of Wales was given the title. The Princess was born on July 1, 1961, at Park House on the Queen’s Sandringham estate in Norfolk. She remained there until her grandfather died in 1975. When the Spencers relocated to Althorp House in Northamptonshire, he was the 7th Earl.
Lady Diana’s father was Viscount Althorp at the time, and he rose to become the eighth Earl Spencer. He had served as an equerry to both King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II. Ruth, Lady Fermoy, the Queen Mother’s maternal grandmother, was also a close friend and lady in waiting. The royal couple had two sons: Prince William on June 21, 1982, and Prince Harry on September 15, 1984.
The Prince and Princess of Wales went on international tours together and had many engagements in the UK. However, on December 9, 1992, then-Prime Minister John Major announced to the House of Commons that the Prince and Princess of Wales had agreed to divorce.
On August 28, 1996, the royal couple filed for divorce. The Princess continued to be considered a member of the Royal Family. She continued to live at Kensington Palace and worked for a number of charities as a public figure.
Parker Bowles was married in a civil ceremony at the Guildhall in Windsor on April 9, 2005. Parker Bowles was named HRH The Duchess of Cornwall following her wedding. Around 800 people attended a Prayer and Dedication Service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, for The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. The service came after Her Majesty the Queen hosted a reception at Windsor Castle.
Charles first met Camilla Parker Bowles in his twenties and began a romantic relationship with her. This was also one of the reasons for Prince Charle’s separation.