There are many facts which are mostly not known to people about The Prince Of Wales, Prince Charles. Here are some for you to know.
At 68 on November 14, Prince Charles is the longest-serving heir apparent in British history, having held the position since his grandfather George VI died in 1952. He is also the oldest person to be next-in-line to the throne.
- PUBLISHING A NOVEL.
In 1980, Prince Charles published a children’s story, ‘The Old Man of Lochnegar’, which is about an old man who goes to live in a cave to seek peace and quiet and a hot bath. The book was made into an animated short film, a musical play, and a ballet stage, which premiered at Sadler’s Wells Theater, London, in 2007.
- PRICE CHARLES’S WISHES.
In the 1970’s, Charles expressed an interest in becoming Governor-General of Australia. He had lived here earlier, during two terms at Gee long Grammar in 1966. However, the 1970’s was a time of political upheaval in Australia with the dismissal of the Whitlam government, and nothing came of the idea. Prince Charles was believed to be disappointed and reported to have said: “What are you supposed to think when you are prepared to do something to help and you are told you are not wanted”?
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Before either of his marriages, Prince Charles proposed to his cousin Amanda Knatchbull, the grand-daughter of his great uncle Lord Louis Mountbatten. But Amanda had suffered the loss of her grandfather, her paternal grandmother and her youngest brother Nicholas in a bomb attack, and she was reluctant to join the Royal Family.
- THE SUPPORTIVE PERSONALITY FOR THE PEOPLE.
Prince Charles has long been associated with such causes as the environment. On 27 August 2012, he addressed the World Conservation Congress, supporting the view that grazing animals are needed to keep soils and grassland productive. On the contrary, as he has since shown so graphically, the land needs the presence of feeding animals and their droppings for the cycle to be complete, so that soils and grassland areas stay productive.
- NOT MUCH OF A NOVEL READER.
It has been reported that Charles has read only one novel. He read Tolstoy’s ‘Anna Karenina’ as a young man, and has since declined to read another. A friend said he liked it, but not enough to explore further. “He always wanted to stick to history or essays.”
HIS FAVORITE SPORT.
His sport has always been polo. He played his first game in 1963. But he gave up in 2005, after suffering a broken arm in 1990, being knocked unconscious in 2001, and various other calamities over 42 years.
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Prince Charles made a much-remembered appearance on the marathon British television serial Coronation Street. To honor the Manchester television studio’s 40th birthday, Prince Charles made a visit. This event was incorporated into a live episode which was watched by 17 million viewers across United Kingdom.
- THE SPECIAL GIFTS ARE ALWAYS KEPT.
For Prince Charles 21st birthday, his parents gave him an Aston Martin sports car. Forty-one years later it was his son in this car, Prince William, who drove his new wife Kate out of Buckingham Palace after their wedding there in 2011.
- THE BEST DRESSED MAN IN THE WORLD.
Prince Charles is always seen dressed in an immaculately well-tailored suit. This was recognized by Esquire magazine in 2009 when he was named “ The Best Dressed Man in the World”. He has more than 60 hand-made suits and his collar stays are made of gold or silver.
- THE CHARITIES.
The prince is said to be guilty about his enormous wealth. He is Patron of more than 400 charities. This help people from many different backgrounds including young people, unemployed people, the elderly and homeless people. The first charity The Prince set up was The Prince’s Trust in 1976. To create the charity he used money he was given when he left the navy which amounted to 7400 euros.
- THE HOBBIES.
Prince Charles’s hobbies include water colour painting, organic gardening, hedge laying, polo, writing books, acting, driving sports cars and music.