Thursday , May 13 2021

Prince Charles turns 70 waiting to inherit the British throne



The events for Prince Charles, the eldest and greatest heir to the British throne, celebrating his 70th birthday on November 14th.

* Born in Buckingham Palace at 9:14 pm on November 14, 1948, Charles is the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

* He was the first heir to school and university, having studied at Gordonstoun School in northern Scotland and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he received a second grade history degree. Charles continued to serve in the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy. It has been classified as a pilot helicopter.

* His Possession as Prince of Wales took place on July 1, 1969 at the Caernarfon Castle.

* After leaving the armed forces, Charles founded the Prince Trust Trust in 1976 to help disadvantaged young people in the UK by using the Royal Naval Compensation Allowance STG7400 to fund a series of community initiatives. Since then, it has helped more than 870,000 people in work, education or training.

* He married Diana Spencer at St. Paul's Cathedral on July 29, 1981, with a crowd of over 500,000 filling the route between Buckingham Palace and the cathedral. The couple had two sons, William, who was born in 1982 and Henry, known as Harry, born two years later.

* Charles and Diana divorced in August 1996 after years of painful relational problems. Diana accused Charles of refusing to terminate his case with his long-term lover, Camilla Parker Bowles. Charles said he remained loyal to the marriage "until it becomes irreparably collapsed." On 31 August 1997, Diana died in a car crash in Paris.

* Charles and Camilla married on April 9, 2005 at a political ceremony at Windsor. Then there were 800 guests attending a prayer and dedication service in St. George's chapel, Windsor Castle, before a reception hosted by the Queen.

* He became the longest heir who appeared on the British throne in April 2011. He was three when his mother became Queen in 1952 and four in her coronation the following year.

(Sources: Reuters Records, www.royal.gov.uk)


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