Prince Charles of Wales
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  • Faith: Protestant
  • Career: Public Figure
  • Birthday:  November 14, 1948

Prince Charles of Wales (now King Charles III)  is the oldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. He is the oldest and longest serving heir in British history and the longest-serving Prince of Wales. He was born in London during the reign of his grandfather George VI, and became an heir to the throne following his death in 1951. At the time, Charles was just three years old. His new status made him the Duke of Cornwall and he was also automatically given the Scottish titles ‘Duke of Rothesay,’ ‘Earl of Carrick,’ ‘Baron of Renfrew,’ ‘Lord of the Isles,’ and ‘Prince and Great Steward of Scotland. After completing his studies and graduating from Cambridge University, Charles began his military career , receiving Royal Air Force Training. He then began his naval career in 1971 and went on to serve aboard warships. As the Prince of Wales there were many official duties Charles undertakes on behalf of the Queen and Commonwealth realms. In addition to his own charities, Prince Charles is a patron of over 350 other charities and organizations. He supports humanitarian projects all over the world, leading to the establishment of the ‘Prince's Charities Canada’ and the ‘Prince Charities Australia.’ During a 2018 meeting with the heads of government of the Commonwealth and Nations, it was decided that Prince Charles would be the next Head of the Commonwealth after his mother.


On September 8, 2022, his mother Elizabeth II passed away, the throne passed to Charles, making him King Charles III after 70 years as heir apparent.

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