Who is Prince Charles?

Who is Prince Charles?

Charles of Wales (also known as Prince Charles or Prince of Wales) is the eldest son of the Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, former Duke of Edinburgh.

He is a member of the British Royal Family, House of Windsor, and he is heir to the British throne.

He is also the heir to the titles of Head of the Commonwealth, Supreme Governor of the Church of England, Duke of Normandy, Lord of Man and Supreme Leader of Fiji.

Age of Prince Charles

Charles of Wales was born on November 14, 1948 at Buckingham Palace, in the district of Westminster, London. Today he has 72 years old.

History of Prince Charles

In 1958, Charles Philip Arthur George was inducted Prince of Wales - a title traditionally bestowed on the eldest son or grandson of the reigning monarch. He then assists Queen Elizabeth II in her official duties.

He is the Prince of Wales who held this office the longest (62 years).

He also uses other titles depending on where he sits such as that of Duke of Rothesay, by right of the Duchy of Cornwall (in Scotland or England).

He has occupied - since his mother's enthronement, Elizabeth II, February 6, 1952 (69 years, a record) - first place in the order of succession to the British throne and that of the other fifteen kingdoms of the Commonwealth.

He is the oldest heir to the throne in British history.

On the death of his father, on Prince Philip, on April 9, 2021, Charles of Wales became Duke of Edinburgh. His father had held the title since November 1947.

Family of Prince Charles

Charles of Wales married Lady Diana Spencer on July 29, 1981, at Saint Paul's Cathedral, in London.

After their separation in 1992 and the death of Diana on August 31, 1997, he married Camilla Parker Bowles on April 9, 2005, at the Windsor Guildhall, in Windsor.

Children of Prince Charles

Charles of Wales has 2 children:

  • Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and eldest son of Prince Charles and Diana Spencer: born June 21, 1982 (38 years old).
  • Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and youngest son of Prince Charles and Diana Spencer: born September 15, 1984 (36 years old).

Grandchildren of Prince Charles

Charles of Wales has 5 grandchildren:

  • Prince George of Cambridge, eldest son of Prince William and Kate Middleton: born July 22, 2013 (7 years old).
  • Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, daughter of Prince William and Kate Middleton: born May 2, 2015 (6 years old).
  • Prince Louis of Cambridge, youngest son of Prince William and Kate Middleton: born April 23, 2018 (3 years old).
  • Archie Mountbatten-Windsor (Archie Harrison), son of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: born May 6, 2019 (2 years old).
  • Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor, daughter of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: born June 4, 2021 (1 month old).