Charles Philip Arthur George, who is best known as Prince Charles of Wales has gained global recognition as the heir apparent to the British throne. He has rendered a historical long term service as the Prince of Wales, having been bestowed with the title for more than six decades.
In addition, the Prince of Wales is an advocate of environmentalism and as such, his works to protect the natural world has received special recognition and accolades. He is a chairman, supporter, and a fellow of numerous charitable organizations and societies. Prince Charles has also displayed his great writing skills in a good number of books he has penned down such as The Old Man of Lochanagar.
Prince Charles Biography (Age)
Prince Charles was born into the Royal family of Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh on the 14th of November 1948 at Buckingham Palace, London. Based on their custom which entailed that every child from a wealthy family should be tutored at home, Prince Charles was handed over to a private tutor who mentored him throughout the elementary level of his education.
Later in 1995, the custom of private tutoring for wealthy children was annulled and as a result of that, the Prince of Wales became the first heir apparent to acquire his education from the school environment. He obtained his early education from different schools which included Cheam Preparatory School in England. He further achieved a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University College of Wales.
Following his graduation from the university, Prince Charles set another record in the history of Britain as the first heir apparent to have acquired a university degree. He later obtained his Master of Arts degree from the same university. While still at the university, the Duke of Cornwall underwent Royal Air Force training on his request and further acquired a six-week naval training.
Furthermore, Prince Charles is a well-known philanthropist, and as a result of his ardent support for many benevolent works, he became the founder of The Prince Trust which has gone ahead to establish many charitable societies and organizations. However, these charitable organizations have emerged as one entity known as The Prince’s Charities which have carried out great benevolent acts over the past years.
Following his special interest in building and protecting the environment, Prince Charles has penned down so many books on environmentalism such as A Vision of Britain which entails his advocacy for reinstatement of historical buildings and traditional urbanism.
His Net Worth
Prince Charles’ net worth is estimated between $100 million and $400 million. His major source of wealth emanates from a medieval estate also known as the Duchy of Cornwall that comprises of valuable land, commercial and residential property, financial assets and what have you.
Wife/Spouse, Sister, and Other Siblings
Prince Charles has three siblings namely Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward. His sister is known for her numerous benevolent works as she is the Chairperson of over 200 organizations. She is also known for her equestrian talent for which she has claimed two silver medals and one gold medal at the European Eventing Championship. Princess Anne was previously married to Mark Phillips before she exchanged vows with her current husband, Timothy Laurence. She has two children – Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall.
With reference to his personal life, Prince Charles dated a good number of ladies during his youthful days including Lady Sarah and Camilla Shand, who later became his wife. His first marriage was with Lady Diana Spencer. They tied the knot in July 1981 and the union produced two sons, Prince William and Prince Henry who is also known as Prince Harry. The pair later proceeded for the annulment of their marriage in 1996 and sadly, in the following year, Diana tragically passed away in a car accident.
In 2005, Prince Charles solemnized his union with his sweetheart, Camilla Parker Bowles who is now the Duchess of Cornwall. At the moment, Prince Charles has four grandchildren, three boys named Princes George, Louis and Archie along with Princess Charlotte.
Prince Charles’ Height
The Duke of Cornwall stands at a towering height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) which forms a good match with his body weight of about 75 kg (165 lb).