Prince Charles’ 67th birthday: Some interesting facts that you must know

first_imgCharles, Prince of Wales was born 67 years ago on November 14, 1948. Charles is the heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II and is the longest serving heir apparent in British history. Prince Charles was born at the Buckingham Palace and he was the first child to Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip and first grandchild of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.Some interesting facts that you must know about Prince Charles: Prince Charles’ full name is Charles Philip Arthur GeorgeIn 1955, he became the first heir apparent who was educated in a school and not by a private tutorOn July 26, 1958, Charles was made the Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester though the formal ceremony did not take place until 1969Prince Charles also broke traditions when he went from school to the university and he went against the idea of joining the British Armed ForcesIn 1970, Charles graduated from Cambridge University, making him the first heir apparent to obtain a university degreePrince Charles served in the navy and the air force. He received Royal Air Force (RAF) training and he even enrolled in a six week course in Royal Naval CollegePrince Charles married Lady Diana in July 1981 but the couple later divorced in 1996 due to his extra marital affairsPrince Charles had two sons with Lady Diana; Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince HarryPrince Charles later married Camilla Parker Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall in 2005Prince Charles has interests in sports and visual, performing and contemporary artsPrince Charles is an author to various publications and he has also featured in many documentary filmsPrince Charles has been inducted into seven orders and has received eight decorations from Commonwealth countries advertisementlast_img