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.
This week the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were at Kew Gardens hearing local school children’s ideas for an eco-friendly future.
As more and more people look at ways to make their lifestyles more sustainable, the royal family are also opting to live greener lives.
From ditching petrol cars to careful consideration of wardrobe choices, it’s clear that the family are conscious of the impact that they have on the environment.
Prince Charles has even warned of a “catastrophic” impact on the planet if the climate crisis isn’t treated like an emergency.Read more on ok.co.uk