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HRH The Prince of Wales, KG, KT, GCB, OM, AK, CD, QSO, PC

Charles Philip Arthur George; KG (1958, invested and installed 1968), KT (1977), GCB and Great Master Order of the Bath (1975), OM (2002), AK (1981), CD (1982), QSO (1983), PC (1977); cr Prince of Walesand Earl of Chester 1958 (invested 1969); also Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles and Prince and Great Steward of Scotland; eld s and h of HM The Queen, qv

Biography

Born 14 Nov 1948; Educ Gordonstoun, Geelong GS Australia, Trinity Coll Cambridge (MA, Polo half blue), UCW Aberystwyth; m 1, 29 July 1981 (m dis 1996), Lady Diana Frances Spencer (d 1997), 3 da of 8 Earl Spencer (see Debrett's Peerage & Baronetage); 2 s; m 2, 9 April 2005, Mrs Camilla Rosemary Parker Bowles (Col 4th Battlion The Rifles 2006-; Cdre-in-Chief Naval Medical Services 2006-, Hon Air Cdre RAF Halton and RAF Leeming 2008; for a list of her charities see http://www.princeofwales.gov.uk), da of late Maj Bruce Middleton Hope Shand, MC (see Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage Ashcombe, B), and formerly w of Brig Andrew Henry Parker Bowles, OBE (see Debrett's Peerage & Baronetage Macclesfield, E); Heir er s, HRH Prince William of Wales.

Career RN: served HMS Norfolk 1971-72, HMS Minerva 1972-73 and HMS Jupiter 1974, helicopter pilot trg RNAS Yeovilton 1974-75, pilot with 845 NAS aboard HM Hermes 1975, cmd HMS Bronington (minehunter) as Cdr 1976, Capt 1988, RearAdm 1998, Vice Adm 2002, Adm 2006, Cdre-in-Chief Plymouth 2006-; Gen 2006 (Lt-Gen 2002, Maj-Gen 1998); Col-in-Chief (UK): 1st Queen's Dragoon Gds 2003-, Royal Dragoon Gds 1992-, Parachute Regt 1977-, Royal Gurkha Rifles 1994-, Army Air Corps 1992-; Royal Col: The Black Watch 3rd Battalion 2006-, The Royal Regt of Scotland, 51st Highland 7th Battalion, The Royal Regt of Scotland 2006-, The Mercian Regt 2007-, Col-in-Chief (Commonwealth): Royal Canadian Dragoons 1985-, Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) 1977-, Royal Regt of Canada 1977-, Royal Winnipeg Rifles 1977-, Royal Australian Armoured Corps 1977-, 2 Bn Royal Pacific Islands Regt 1984-, Black Watch (Royal Highland Regt) Canada 2004-, Toronto Canada Regt 1977-, Air Reserve Gp Air Cmd Canada 1977-,Toronto Scottish Regt (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother's Own) 2005-; Dep Col-in-Chief Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons) 1994-; Personal ADC to HM The Queen 1973-; Col Welsh Gds 1975-; Royal Hon Col Queen's Own Yeo 2000-; RAF: Air Chief Marshal 2006 (Wing Cdr 1976, Gp Capt 1988, Air Vice Marshal 1998, Air Marshal 2002), Hon Air Cdre RAF Valley 1977-; Air Cdre-in-Chief RNZAF 1993-.

For a list of his charities see www.princeofwales.gov.uk

Hon bencher Gray's Inn 1975; hon fell Trinity Coll Cambridge 1988; Coronation Medal 1953, Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal 1977, Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal 2002, New Zealand Commemoration Medal 1990; Publications The Old Man of Lochnagar (1980, illustrations Sir Hugh Casson, dramatised Aberdeen and London West End 1986, also TV production for Channel 4, DVD 1999), A Vision of Britain (1989); S

Residences

Clarence House, London SW1A 1BA; Highgrove House, Doughton, Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8TN

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