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.
Prince William broke down and "wept" after watching the famed Princess Diana Panorama interview, a royal author claims. William, then aged just 11, was said to have watched his late mother's interview with Martin Bashir and "something inside him snapped".
In 1995, the personal interview sent shockwaves through the Royal Family as the Princess of Wales shared candid about details of her marriage to Prince Charles and his relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles, his now wife.