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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 14 November 1948Buckingham Palace, Westminster, London, England, UK
Birth NameCharles Philip Arthur George Mountbatten-Windsor
Nickname The Looney Prince
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Prince Charles was born November 14, 1948. His first military services appointment was in 1969. His favorite food is scrambled eggs and he likes to drink whiskey. He enjoys going to Scotland, UK; Klosters, Switzerland; and the Eleuthra in the Caribbean. He enjoys hunting, shooting, fishing, polo, skiing, painting, writing and reading.

On February 24, 1981 the engagement of Charles, Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer was announced at Buckingham Palace. On July 29, 1981 Charles married Princess Diana. The fairy-tale wedding took place at St. Paul's Cathedral. Eleven months later on June 21, 1982 Prince William was born. William is second in line for the throne after his father. Two years later their second son Prince Harry Windsor was born September 15, 1984. Diana said that during the months before was his birth, she and Charles were closer then they ever had been before, but after the birth of Harry the marriage went badly wrong. On August 28, 1996 the fairy-tale marriage came to an end: Charles and Diana divorced. A year later, on August 31, 1997, Diana died in a car crash.

Charles now is married to his long time love, Camilla Parker-Bowles.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Lexie <Lexiie22@hotmail.com>

Prince Charles Philip Arthur George Mountbatten was born on November 14, 1948, almost a year after his parents' marriage. His mother is Princess Elizabeth, who later became Queen Elizabeth II and his father is Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His sister Anne was born in 1950 and later, in the 60s, came the births of brothers Andrew and Edward. Charles was educated at home in Buckingham Palace and then went to several different schools, including Gordonstoun, which his father attended.

In 1968, he graduated college, becoming the first heir to the British throne to graduate college. Later that year he was formally invested as Prince of Wales, a title he received in 1957. He dated many women, two of whom are Camilla Shand (later known as Camilla Parker-Bowles), and Sarah Spencer, the sister of his future wife.

He and Diana met in 1977 at a hunt at her father's estate. In 1981 they became engaged and were married. On June 21, 1982 son William Arthur Philip Louis was born, followed on September 15, 1984 by Henry Charles Albert David ("Harry"). Charles & Diana grew apart and in 1992, amid rumors of affairs on both parties, they separated and in 1996, they were divorced. In 1997 Diana died in a car crash and afterward, Charles made an effort to spend as much time possible with his sons. He took Harry with him to see Spice World in Africa shortly afterward.

After the death of Princess Diana, Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles cooled their romance down a bit. Several years afterward, William and Harry were formally introduced to her. In 2003 Charles and Camilla moved into the Palace that once belonged to his grandmother. They were to be married on April 8, 2005 but because of the funeral of Pope John Paul II they were married the next day instead. Shortly after their marriage they made a journey to the U.S. and have since lived relatively quietly in England.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: CR

Spouse (2)

Camilla Parker-Bowles (9 April 2005 - present)
Princess Diana (29 July 1981 - 28 August 1996) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (37)

Son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. Nephew of Princess Margaret. Brother of Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Edward Wessex. Grandson of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Great-grandson of King George V and Queen Mary. 2nd great-grandson of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra. 3rd great-grandson of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and Christian IX.
He is president of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Is the first member of the British Royal Family ever to graduate from university.
As of June 2012, he now holds the honorary ranks of Admiral of the Fleet in the Royal Navy, Field Marshal in the British Army and Marshal of the Royal Air Force, the highest ranks of the British armed forces.
Between 1967 and 1970, the Prince read archaeology and anthropology and, for his last two years, history, at the University of Cambridge. In 1969 he spent one summer term in Aberystwyth at the University of Wales, before his formal investiture as Prince of Wales in Caernarvon Castle on 1 July 1969. He graduated from Cambridge with a BA (Honours) degree in 1970.
In 1958, he was created a Knight of the Garter. In 1977, he was appointed a Knight of the Thistle.
Was appointed a Knight of the Thistle in 1977.
Became the Prince of Wales and the Earl of Chester in 1958.
As Heir Apparent he holds the titles of the Duke of Cornwall, the Duke of Rothesay, the Earl of Carrick, Baron Renfrew, Lord of the Isles, and Prince and Great Steward of Scotland.
Has two sons: Prince William (b. 1982) and Prince Harry Windsor (b. 1984).
Speaks Welsh.
He took his seat in the House of Lords in 1969, when he was 21, but could have sat in Parliament from the age of three-and-a-half. Only Dukes of Cornwall (always eldest sons of the sovereign) have this right to sit at any age.
Has his look-alike puppet in the French show Les guignols de l'info (1988).
He married his longtime love Camilla Parker-Bowles. The wedding was a civil ceremony in the Windsor Guildhall on April 9th, 2005 followed by a service of prayer and dedication in St. George's Chapel at which the Dr. Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury presided. The wedding was originally scheduled for Friday, April 8th, but had to be postponed one day because Charles and the Archbishop of Canterbury attended the funeral of Pope John Paul II.
With his sons, Prince Harry Windsor and Prince William, was interviewed by Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnely for The Prince's Trust 30th Birthday: Live.
September 2001: Attended the Royal Premiere of Moulin Rouge! (2001) alongside Kylie Minogue, Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor.
Has been a fan of Peter Sellers since "The Goon Show". In 1975, after he had seen The Return of the Pink Panther (1975) in Montreal, he wrote to Sellers that he'd laughed so hard he had wet the dress of the woman in the next seat.
In 1966, he attended Geelong Grammar School's Timber Top program for 12 months. The Timber Top program is a year of schooling in an outdoor environment with regular outdoor physical tasks and training. The Timber Top campus is situated in Mansfield in the state of Victoria, Australia - approximately 200 kilometers north-east of Melbourne.
Merited a place in Time magazine's Special Issue "Heroes of the Environment" (Leaders & Visionaries section) with a tribute penned by Catherine Mayer, London Bureau Chief for Time magazine (Issue October 29, 2007).
He was awarded the A.K. (Knight of the Order of Australia) on March 14, 1981.
He, Princess Diana and Prince William (as an infant) all appear as characters in Tom Clancy's novel Patriot Games. In the book, their marital problems are portrayed as the invention of the media. The film came out in 1992 - the same year he and Diana separated, seemingly vindicating the reports.
Father-in-law of Catherine Duchess of Cambridge.
Charles' nickname for William as a boy was "my little wombat".
Charles started the Prince's Trust.
Brother-in-law of Annabel Elliot.
Must always be addressed as "Your Royal Highness".
Whilst on a ski slope, he said some rude things about the press, about how he couldn't bear them; he was caught unknowingly on microphone.
There is a Robot Character in the popular computer game "Head over Heels" that is based on his appearance.
His wedding to Princess Diana cost an estimated $110 million.
The media dubbed his wedding to Princess Diana as "The Wedding of the Century.".
3500 invited guests attended his wedding to Princess Diana.
750 million people watched his televised wedding ceremony to Princess Diana.
1st cousin of Viscount Linley and Sarah Armstrong-Jones. 2nd cousin of Catherine Oxenberg.
According to an interview with Phil Collins, Charles disliked the music played at Prince's Trust concerts and would wear ear plugs while he was attending them.

Personal Quotes (23)

It seems to me that music is a fascinating phenomenon because, on the one hand, it is a truly universal language that knows no barriers of origin, creed or circumstance, and therefore has the capacity to engage us all. On the other, its expression and enjoyment is entirely personal, and so often the memory of a particular piece of music is bound up with an event in our lives.
[on environmental issues, 2013] I don't want to be confronted by my future grandchild and have them say, 'Why didn't you do something?' It makes it ever more obvious to try and make sure we leave them something that isn't a total poisoned chalice.
The whole imposing edifice of modern medicine is like the celebrated tower of Pisa - slightly off balance.
We would never comment on private correspondence.
Something as curious as the monarchy won't survive unless you take account of people's attitudes. After all, if people don't want it, they won't have it.
You have to give this much to the Luftwaffe: when it knocked down our buildings it did not replace them with anything more offensive than rubble. We did that.
Father told me that if I ever met a lady in a dress like yours, I must look her straight in the eyes.
All the time I feel I must justify my existence.
I'd rather go by bus.
Your greatest achievement is to love me.
Do you seriously expect me to be the first Prince of Wales in history not to have a mistress?
Hong Kong has created one of the most successful societies on Earth.
I believe passionately that everyone has a particular God-given ability.
I learned the way a monkey learns - by watching its parents.
I sometimes wonder if two thirds of the globe is covered in red carpet.
That's called a microphone. It's a big sausage that picks up everything you say - and you're starting early.
[at the death of the Queen Mother, in 2002] Oh, how I shall miss her laugh and wonderful wisdom. Ever since I was a child I adored her. She was quite simply the most magical grandmother you could possibly have.
[on climate change sceptics] The headless chicken brigade.
It is baffling, I must say, that in our modern world we have such blind trust in science and technology that we all accept what science tells us about everything - until, that is, it comes to climate science. All of a sudden, and with a barrage of sheer intimidation, we are told by powerful groups of deniers that the scientists are wrong and we must abandon all our faith in so much overwhelming scientific evidence.
[on the similarities between Baroness Thatcher and Joan of Arc] Both strong women, possessed of an unshakeable righteous zeal, and both, ultimately, burnt by the English.
At the end of the day, the primary purpose of capitalism should surely be to serve the wider long-term interests and concerns of humanity rather than the other way around.
[on Bob Geldof] He has missed his vocation in life. He should have been a general.
[to the Minister of the Environment] I particularly hope that the illegal fishing of the Patagonian toothfish will be high on your list of priorities, because until the trade is stopped, there is little hope for the poor old albatross.

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