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.
As Britain’s ruling monarch, it’s no surprise that the Queen has presented members of her family with some lavish gifts over the years.
From handing out titles to passing down tiaras, she’s renowned for being extremely generous when it comes to giving gifts, and her children and grandchildren have been treated to some amazing presents by her.
In fact, Prince William and Kate Middleton’s beloved family home, Anmer Hall, was a gift from the Queen following the couple’s wedding in 2011.
Intimate gift-giving occasions, such as Christmas at Sandringham, are much more relaxed - the family prefer to buy funny presents rather than extravagant ones (apparently Kate Middleton bought Prince Harry a grow-your-own girlfriend!).Read more on ok.co.uk