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Prince Charles (Charles Philip Arthur George) was born on November 14, 1948, in Buckingham Palace London, England. The son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Charles, prince of Wales, also known as the Duke of Cornwall. In 1952, his mother became queen after the death of his grandfather King George VI. As her oldest child, at the age of three, Charles became the heir apparent to the British throne and took the title The Duke of Cornwall under a charter of King Edward III in 1337. He has since become the longest-serving heir apparent in British history.

Prince Charles was educated at Cheam and Gordonstoun Schools, as well as the Timbertop campus of Geelong Grammar School in Victoria, Australia. After earning a bachelor of arts degree from Trinity College, Cambridge.

From 1971 to 1976. Following six months aviation training, Prince Charles served as a helicopter pilot and commanded a ship in the Royal Navy.

On 29th July 1981, The Prince of Wales married Lady Diana Spencer in St Paul's Cathedral who took the title HRH Princess of Wales. They had two sons: Prince William (William Arthur Philip Louis) born on June 21 1982; later to become Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry (Henry "Harry" Charles Albert David) born on September 15 1984). In 1992 the couple agreed to separate and on 28th August, 1996 their marriage was dissolved. A year later on 31st August, HRH Diana, Princess of Wales died in a car crash in Paris.

On 9th April 2005, The Prince of Wales married Camilla Parker Bowles in a civil ceremony at the Guildhall, Windsor. After the wedding, Camilla Parker Bowles became known as HRH The Duchess of Cornwall. It is intended that The Duchess of Cornwall should use the title HRH The Princess Consort when The Prince of Wales accedes to the Throne.

In 2013, Prince Charles became a grandfather with the arrival of Prince William and Catherine’s son, George Alexander Louis—known officially as "His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge".
Prince Charles developed a wide range of interests in fields such as the built environment, global sustainability, youth opportunity, education and faith are today reflected in The Prince's Charities, a group of not-for-profit organisations of which he is Patron or President.

The group is the largest multi-cause charitable enterprise in the United Kingdom, raising over £100million annually. The organisations work across a broad range of areas including education and young people, environmental sustainability, the built environment, responsible business and enterprise and international.