Charles, Prince of Wales

(1948– )

Charles, Prince of Wales

Anecdote 1...

Charles briefly attended a school in Australia. One Sunday, the rector of the local parish church was surprised to see the prince at his morning service. There was only a scanty congregation that day, for which the rector apologized as his royal visitor left the church. “Being weekend,” he explained, “most of the parishioners are away.”

“Not another bank holiday!” said the prince. “What’s this one in aid of?”

“Well,” replied the rector, a little embarrassed, “over here we call it the queen’s birthday.”


All the time I feel I must justify my existence.

~Charles, Prince of Wales

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Anecdote 2...

Actress , wearing an extremely low-cut dress, was presented to Prince Charles at a show-business function. Without a trace of embarrassment, the prince greeted Miss Hampshire with the words: “Father told me that if I ever met a lady in a dress like yours, I must look her straight in the eyes.”
Biographical Note: 

Prince Charles is the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and heir apparent to the throne of the United Kingdom. In 1981 he married Lady Diana Spencer, with whom he had two sons. After Princess Diana’s death, he married Mrs. Camilla Parker Bowles in a civil ceremony in 2005. The Prince’s interests in fields such as architecture, the inner-cities, education, religion, health and farming have been elaborated over many years in a large number of speeches and articles.

More Information: 

For more information about Prince Charles, visit the official website of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William and Prince Harry.