Sunday, 14 November 2021

The Prince of Wales

THE PRINCE OF WALES is 73 today.

His Royal Highness The Prince Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester, Duke of Cornwall and Rothesay, Earl of Carrick and Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles and Great Steward of Scotland, KG, KT, GCB, OM.

His Royal Highness is heir apparent and first in line to the Throne.

Born at Buckingham Palace on the 14th November, 1948, HRH was educated at Cheam School; Gordonstoun; and Trinity College, Cambridge.

His Royal Highness is Admiral of the Fleet in the Royal Navy, Field Marshal in the Army, and Marshal of the Royal Air Force in the RAF.

These ranks are known as "Five Star" in the United States.

  • Royal Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter 
  • Royal Knight of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle 
  • Grand Master of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath 
  • Member of the Order of Merit.
His Royal Highness shall ascend the throne as CHARLES III.


Anonymous said...

I always thought he'd ruled out taking the title of Charles III. Edward IX? said...

Contrary to popular belief, the Sovereign does not choose "any" name for his/her regnal name. Rather he/she will choose from amongst his/her baptismal names. Therefore the Prince of Wales will ultimately select from between Charles, Philip, Arthur and George. It is because Philip and Arthur are rather unlikely, that most speculation focuses on either "George" or "Charles".

Kind regards, RHM

Demetrius said...

I think many people would be quite happy with the name Charles and unworried about the two Kings of that name in the 17th Century. The first made a forebear a Chaplain and the second made him a bishop and the second went on to make the Bishop's son in law an Archbishop. I will be hoping for a Deanery at least.