Prince Charles was born November 14, 1948. His first military services appointment was in 1969. He currently holds the rank of Captain in the Royal Navy and Group Captain in the Royal Air Force. His favourite food is scrambled eggs. He likes to drink whisky. He enjoys going to Scotland, UK. For vacation he goes to 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 Prince Charles of Wales, UK and Lady Diana Spencer was announced at Buckingham Palace. On July 29, 1981 Charles married Diana. The Fairy-Tale" wedding took place at St.Paul's Cathedral.
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Eleven months later on June 21, 1982 Prince William was born, their eldest son who will some day be King of England, UK. Two years later another birth took place. The second son of Charles and Diana was born September 15, 1984. Diana said that the months before Harry was born her 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" wedding came to an end. The marriage of the Wales's was over. Charles and Diana divorced. A year later more bad news came -the ex-daughter-in-law to the Queen had died in a car crash. Diana died on August 31, 1997. Prince Charles is now officially engaged to his long time love -Camilla Parker-Bowles. They are getting married in 2005, followed by a Royal ceremony.
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Prince Charles Windsor Trivia
Son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.
Brother of Edward Wessex, Princess Anne, and Prince Andrew.
He is President of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Is the first member of the British Royal Family ever to graduate from college.
He currently holds the rank of Rear-Admiral in the Royal Navy, Major-General in the Army and Air Vice-Marshal in the Royal Air Force.
The Prince took his seat in the House of Lords in 1970.
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 1968, he was installed as a Knight of the Garter.
Was appointed a Knight of the Thistle in 1977.
Became the Prince of Wales and the Earl of Chester in 1958.
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 Windsor (b. 1982) and Prince Harry Windsor (b. 1984).
Grandson of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
Great-grandson of King George V and Queen Mary.
Great-great-grandson of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra.
Great-great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Nephew of Princess Margaret.
He took his seat in the House of Lords in 1970, 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 "Guignols de l'info, Les" (1988).
He is to marry his longtime lover Camilla Parker-Bowles. The wedding will be a civil ceremony in Windsor Castle on April 8, 2005 followed by a service of prayer and dedication in St. George's Chapel at which the Archbishop of Canterbury will preside. [February 2005]
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