Person:Charles Windsor (4)

Charles Philip Arthur George Windsor
b.14 Nov 1948 London, England
Facts and Events
Name[3] Charles Philip Arthur George Windsor
Alt Name Prince Charles Prince of Wales
Alt Name King Charles III of the United Kingdom
Gender Male
Birth[1] 14 Nov 1948 London, EnglandBuckingham Palace,
Marriage 29 Jul 1981 St. Paul's Cathedral, London (City of), London, Englandto Diana Frances Spencer
Marriage 2005 to Camilla Rosemary Shand
Death[1] Famous Living Person Exception?
Reference Number? Q43274?

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Charles, Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George; born 14 November 1948), is the heir apparent to the British throne as the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He has been heir apparent as well as Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay since 1952 and is both the oldest and the longest-serving heir apparent in British history. He is the longest-serving Prince of Wales, having held the title since July 1958. Upon the death of his father on 9 April 2021, Charles also inherited the title of Duke of Edinburgh.

Charles was born in Buckingham Palace as the first grandchild of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. He was educated at Cheam and Gordonstoun schools, both of which his father attended as a child. He later spent a year at the Timbertop campus of Geelong Grammar School in Victoria, Australia. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Cambridge, Charles served in the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy from 1971 to 1976. In 1981, he married Lady Diana Spencer, with whom he had two sons: Prince William and Prince Harry. In 1996, the couple divorced following well-publicised extramarital affairs by both parties. Diana died as the result of a car crash in Paris the following year. In 2005, Charles married his long-term partner Camilla Parker Bowles.

As the Prince of Wales, Charles undertakes official duties on behalf of the Queen. He founded The Prince's Trust in 1976, sponsors The Prince's Charities, and is a patron, president, or a member of over 400 other charities and organisations. As a self-described environmentalist, Charles has spoken publicly about issues such as organic farming and climate change, which has earned him awards and recognition from environmental groups. His support for alternative medicine, including homeopathy, has been the subject of criticism. His views on the role of architecture in society and the conservation of historic buildings have received significant attention from British architects and design critics. Since 1993, Charles has worked on the creation of Poundbury, an experimental new town based on his architectural tastes. He is also an author or co-author of a number of books.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Charles, Prince of Wales, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Charles Philip Arthur George Windsor, Prince of Wales, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  3. At the time of the marriage of Princess Elizabeth to Prince Philip it was decided that the royal line would carry the surname Windsor while the non-royal line (Princess Anne, etc.) would carry the surname Mountbatten-Windsor. Hence the marriage record of Prince Charles gives the surname of Windsor while the marriage record of his sister, Princess Anne gives her surname as Mountbatten-Windsor.