Charles, Prince of Wales

eldest son and heir-apparent of Queen Elizabeth II (born 1948)

Charles, Prince of Wales KG KT GCB OM PC (Charles Philip Arthur George; born 14 November 1948), is next inline to the British throne.[2] He has been Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester since 1958.[2] He is the heir apparent to be king of the United Kingdom.

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The Prince of Wales in 2021
BornPrince Charles of Edinburgh
(1948-11-14) 14 November 1948 (age 73)
Buckingham Palace, London
Full name
Charles Philip Arthur George Mountbatten-Windsor[fn 1]
FatherPrince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
MotherElizabeth II
Allegiance United Kingdom[fn 2]
Service/branch Royal Navy
 Royal Air Force[fn 2]
Years of service1971–1977
(active service)
RankSee list
Commands heldHMS Bronington

Early lifeEdit

Prince Charles was born at Buckingham Palace in London. He is the first son of Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip Duke of Edinburgh. He is grand son of George VI of the United Kingdom and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. He was baptised at Buckingham Palace.

Charles went to the University of Cambridge and became the first British royal heir to earn a college degree.[3][4]

Personal lifeEdit

He was married to his first wife, Diana, Princess of Wales, from 1981 until they divorced in 1996.[2] They had two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. Charles has been married to his second wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, since 2005.[2]

On 25 March 2020, Charles tested positive for COVID-19.[5][6]


  1. "The Royal Family name". Official website of the British monarchy. Archived from the original on 15 February 2009. Retrieved 3 February 2009.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 . Moreover, Charles is next in line for the British Throne, direct successor and heir of Queen Elizabeth II. Prince of Wales' biography Archived 2009-01-09 at the Wayback Machine
  3. Prince Charles, Cambridge B.A. (With Honors)
  4. Prince Charles Fast Facts
  5. "Prince Charles tests positive for novel coronavirus". CNN. 25 March 2020.
  6. "Coronavirus: Prince Charles tests positive but 'remains in good health'". BBC. 25 March 2020.
  1. Charles does not usually use a family name but when one is needed, it is Mountbatten-Windsor.[1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 Charles also has multiple other ranks and honorary appointments in the armed forces of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea and the United Kingdom.

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