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.
Over recent months, Prince William has stepped up in his role as a senior member of the royal family and has been spotted representing the Queen at numerous events, including at the final royal garden party at Buckingham Palace.
And as second-in-line to the throne, the Duke of Cambridge’s royal engagements have given members of the public a good insight as to what kind of monarch he may be in the future, a royal expert has said.
During an exclusive interview with OK!, Grant Harrold, who is the former butler to Prince Charles, William and Harry, explained how Prince William’s future status as monarch will be influenced greatly by his later mother, Princess Diana. “I really think William is a people’s person,” he says. “The Queen is as well but he’s a real people’s person as you can see through his interactions, hugs and even how he’s spoken out about caring for people’s mental health and homelessness.” According to Grant, William’s nature as being a “people person” is something that he has inherited from his mother, who was known for her compassion and accessible approach to the public. “He seems like he will be a King of the people.
While his mother was the people’s princess, I think William will be a King of the people’s hearts,” explains Grant. “I don’t think he’ll be a King who’s simply seen as being the head of the country, I think he’ll be a King for the people and he will look out and care for the country rather than look over them.Read more on ok.co.uk