Charles, Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George; born 14 November 1948) is the heir apparent to the British throne as the eldest son of Elizabeth II. He has been Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay since 1952, and he is the oldest and longest-serving heir apparent in British history.
He is also the longest-serving Prince of Wales, having held that title since 1958. Charles was born at Buckingham Palace as the first grandchild of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. He was educated at Cheam and Gordonstoun schools, which his father, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, had attended as a child. Charles also spent a year at the Timbertop campus of Geelong Grammar School in Victoria, Australia.
Queen was delighted with the prospect of Lady Diana Spencer becoming her eldest son's wife.Having learned of Prince Charles' affair with Army officer's wife Camilla Parker Bowles, she felt the 18-year-old, nursery teaching assistant represented a safe choice as a bride with her father Earl "Johnny" Spencer having been a personal attendant to the Queen and her father George VI.The Queen also believed that, at 31 in 1980, it was time Charles provided an heir to the throne.READ MORE: Ex-royal butler says Queen 'was my surrogate mother' as he shares tear-jerking tributeWhat she overlooked, though, was that her son had been besotted with Camilla since the early 1970s.
Charles proposed at Windsor Castle on only the 13th time he had met Diana in February, 1981.Cracks appeared even before they walked down the aisle at St Paul’s Cathedral, though, when the couple were asked if they were in love during a television interview.Read more on dailystar.co.uk