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.
When King Charles celebrated his 75th birthday last week, he not only enjoyed an intimate dinner at Clarence House, but was reportedly sent a recorded video message from Harry and Meghan’s children, Prince Archie, four, and Princess Lilibet, two.
It's thought that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had reportedly made what could be seen as a first attempt at reconciliation by phoning the King to wish him a happy birthday – marking their first conversation in six months.
Prince Harry, 39, and his wife Meghan, 42, who now live in Montecito, California, previously said they had “no contact” from Buckingham Palace regarding an invitation to the evening birthday event, but put any bad feeling aside to wish King Charles well on his special day.
The olive-branch call was said to be “friendly and cordial”, according to a source, and despite relations between the King and his son being strained, it's understood that he would never let that get in the way of having a relationship with his US-based grandchildren. “It really hit home how he should try to work through this for the children’s sake.Read more on ok.co.uk
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