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.
The royal family are some of the best-known names and faces in the country, but in some cases, not all is as it seems and the names we know aren’t those on their birth certificates.
Some royals deviated from the official names they were given at birth in favour of shorter nicknames or in some cases something totally different.
Modern royals and their ancestors alike have chosen to use names not necessarily matching their official documents. Who are the royals going by different names?
Let’s take a look. Get exclusive celebrity stories and fabulous photoshoots straight to your inbox with OK!'s daily newsletter.Read more on ok.co.uk