Charles, Prince of Wales

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Charles, Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George; born 14 November 1948) is the heir apparent to the British throne as the eldest child of Queen Elizabeth II. He has been Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay since 1952, and is the oldest and longest-serving heir apparent in British history.wikipedia
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The Prince's Trust

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Charles founded The Prince's Trust in 1976, sponsors The Prince's Charities, and is a patron, president and a member of over 400 other charities and organisations.
The Prince's Trust is a charity in the United Kingdom founded in 1976 by Charles, Prince of Wales to help vulnerable young people get their lives on track.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge

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In 1981, he married Lady Diana Spencer and they had two sons: Prince William (b. 1982)—later to become Duke of Cambridge—and Prince Harry (b. 1984)—later to become Duke of Sussex. The couple lived at Kensington Palace and at Highgrove House, near Tetbury, and had two children: Princes William (b. 1982) and Henry (known as "Harry") (b. 1984).
He is a grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, and the elder son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales.

The Prince's Charities

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Charles founded The Prince's Trust in 1976, sponsors The Prince's Charities, and is a patron, president and a member of over 400 other charities and organisations.
The Prince's Charities, The Prince's Charities Canada (Les Œuvres de bienfaisance du prince au Canada), and The Prince's Trust Australia (formerly The Prince's Charities Australia) are three groups of non-profit organisations that each have associations with Prince Charles, Prince of Wales.

List of awards received by Charles, Prince of Wales

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As an environmentalist, he raises awareness of organic farming and climate change which has earned him awards and recognition from environmental groups.
Charles, Prince of Wales has received numerous awards by various organizations around the world, mostly, for his contributions on the environment including organic farming, gardening, climate change, and for his controversial views on modern architecture.

Charles, Prince of Wales, bibliography

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He is also an author and co-author of a number of books.
The bibliography of Charles, Prince of Wales, is a list of approximately three dozen works which the Prince has authored, co-authored, illustrated or narrated and includes works for which he has written a foreword, introduction or preface.

Diana, Princess of Wales

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In 1981, he married Lady Diana Spencer and they had two sons: Prince William (b. 1982)—later to become Duke of Cambridge—and Prince Harry (b. 1984)—later to become Duke of Sussex.
She was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, the heir apparent to the British throne, and the mother of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex.

Duke of Rothesay

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He has been Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay since 1952, and is the oldest and longest-serving heir apparent in British history. As the monarch's eldest son, he automatically took the titles Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles and Prince and Great Steward of Scotland.
Duke of Rothesay (Diùc Baile Bhòid, Duik o Rothesay) is a dynastic title of the heir apparent to the British throne, currently Prince Charles.

Duke of Cornwall

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He has been Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay since 1952, and is the oldest and longest-serving heir apparent in British history. As the monarch's eldest son, he automatically took the titles Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles and Prince and Great Steward of Scotland.
The present duke is the Prince of Wales, the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II.

Heir apparent

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Charles, Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George; born 14 November 1948) is the heir apparent to the British throne as the eldest child of Queen Elizabeth II.
The effects are not likely to be felt for many years; the first two heirs at the time of the agreement (Charles, Prince of Wales, and his son Prince William, Duke of Cambridge) were already eldest born children, and in 2013, William's first-born son Prince George of Cambridge became the next apparent successor.

Baron of Renfrew (title)

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As the monarch's eldest son, he automatically took the titles Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles and Prince and Great Steward of Scotland.
Baron of Renfrew is a dignity held by the heir apparent to the British throne, currently Prince Charles.

Earl of Carrick

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As the monarch's eldest son, he automatically took the titles Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles and Prince and Great Steward of Scotland.
Since the 15th century the title of Earl of Carrick has automatically been held by the heir apparent to the throne, meaning Prince Charles is the current Earl.

Prince of Scotland

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As the monarch's eldest son, he automatically took the titles Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles and Prince and Great Steward of Scotland.
The current holder of these titles is Prince Charles, who bears the other Scottish titles of Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Lord of the Isles and Baron of Renfrew, and is known outside Scotland as the Prince of Wales.

Environmentalist

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As an environmentalist, he raises awareness of organic farming and climate change which has earned him awards and recognition from environmental groups.
Charles, Prince of Wales

Poundbury

Since 1993, Charles has worked on the creation of Poundbury, an experimental new town based on his preferences.
It is built according to the principles of Charles, Prince of Wales, who is known for holding strong views challenging the post-war trends in town planning that were suburban in character.

Gordonstoun

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He was educated at Cheam and Gordonstoun Schools, which his father, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, had attended as a child, as well as the Timbertop campus of Geelong Grammar School in Victoria, Australia.
Three generations of British royalty were educated at Gordonstoun, including the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales.

Hill House School

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On 7 November 1956, Charles commenced classes at Hill House school, located in west London.
Prince Charles went to Hill House, following advice from Harold Macmillan, Prime Minister at the time.

Death of Diana, Princess of Wales

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Diana was killed in a car crash in Paris the following year.
At around 5:00 pm, Diana's former husband, Charles, Prince of Wales, and her two older sisters, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes, arrived in Paris.

Trinity College, Cambridge

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In October 1967, he was admitted to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he read anthropology, archaeology, and history.
Two members of the British royal family have studied at Trinity and been awarded degrees as a result: Prince William of Gloucester and Edinburgh, who gained an MA in 1790, and Prince Charles, who was awarded a lower second class BA in 1970.

Prince of Wales

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He is also the longest-serving Prince of Wales, having held that title since 1958.
The current and longest-serving Prince of Wales is Prince Charles, the eldest son of Elizabeth II, who is Queen of the United Kingdom and 15 other independent Commonwealth realms as well as Head of the 53-member Commonwealth of Nations.

Lord of the Isles

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As the monarch's eldest son, he automatically took the titles Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles and Prince and Great Steward of Scotland.
Thus Prince Charles is the current Lord of the Isles.

Cheam School

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He was educated at Cheam and Gordonstoun Schools, which his father, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, had attended as a child, as well as the Timbertop campus of Geelong Grammar School in Victoria, Australia.
His son, Charles, Prince of Wales, was also a pupil at the school.

Highgrove House

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The couple lived at Kensington Palace and at Highgrove House, near Tetbury, and had two children: Princes William (b. 1982) and Henry (known as "Harry") (b. 1984).
Highgrove House is the family residence of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, situated southwest of Tetbury in Gloucestershire, England.

Duchy of Cornwall

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Upon his marriage, Charles reduced his voluntary tax contribution from the profits generated by the Duchy of Cornwall from 50% to 25%.
The current duke is Charles, Prince of Wales.

Royal Marriages Act 1772

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The Queen's consent to the marriage (as required by the Royal Marriages Act 1772) was recorded in a Privy Council meeting on 2 March.
Under the Succession to the Crown Act 2013, the first six people in the line of succession (currently Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis and Prince Harry) need permission to marry if they and their descendants are to remain in the line of succession.

Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma

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Charles wrote to Amanda's mother—Lady Brabourne, who was also his godmother—expressing interest in her daughter, to which she replied approvingly, though she suggested that a courtship with the not yet 17-year-old girl was premature.
She was the elder sister of Lady Pamela Hicks, first cousin to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and the last surviving baptismal sponsor to Prince Charles, Prince of Wales.