Charles P A G Mountbatten-Windsor OM , Prince of Wales

Prince of Wales (from 1958) and Order of Merit recipient (from 2002)

Aged 74

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 Queen Elizabeth II. He has been heir apparent as well as Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay since 1952 and is both the oldest and the longest-serving heir apparent in British history. He is also the longest-serving Prince of Wales, having held the title since July 1958. Upon the death of his father, Prince Philip, on 9 April 2021, Charles also inherited the title of Duke of Edinburgh. Charles was born in Buckingham Palace as the first grandchild of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. He was educated at Cheam and Gordonstoun schools, both of which his father attended as a child. He later spent a year at the Timbertop campus of Geelong Grammar School in Victoria, Australia. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Cambridge, Charles served in the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy from 1971 to 1976. In 1981, he married Lady Diana Spencer, with whom he had two sons: Prince William and Prince Harry. In 1996, the couple divorced following well-publicised extramarital affairs by both parties. Diana died as the result of a car crash in Paris the following year. In 2005, Charles married his long-term partner Camilla Parker Bowles. As the Prince of Wales, Charles undertakes official duties on behalf of the Queen. He founded The Prince's Trust in 1976, sponsors The Prince's Charities, and is a patron, president, or a member of over 400 other charities and organisations. As a self-described environmentalist, Charles has spoken publicly about issues such as organic farming and climate change, which has earned him awards and recognition from environmental groups. His support for alternative medicine, including homeopathy, has been the subject of criticism. His views on the role of architecture in society and the conservation of historic buildings have received significant attention from British architects and design critics. Since 1993, Charles has worked on the creation of Poundbury, an experimental new town based on his architectural tastes. He is also an author or co-author of a number of books.

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Commemorated on 12 plaques

Albert Dock Built 1841-1846 Opened by HRH The Prince Consort 30th July 1846 Restored 1983-1988 Re-opened by HRH The Prince of Wales 24th May 1988

Britannia Pavilion, Albert Dock, Liverpool, United Kingdom where they was (1988)

The Iron Bridge 1779-1979 This plaque to mark the bicentenary of the Iron Bridge was unveiled by HRH The Prince of Wales on 5 July 1979

The Iron Bridge - Tontine Hill, Ironbridge, United Kingdom where they unveiled (1979)

Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron This Museum was opened by HRH The Prince of Wales on 5 July 1979

Museum of Iron, Coalbrookdale, United Kingdom where they opened

The Millennium Seed Bank in The Wellcome Trust Millennium Building opened by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales 20th November 2000.

Wakehurst Place, Ardingly, United Kingdom where they opened

The Kursaal. Harrogate Council's 1898 competition for the design of a Kursaal or "Cure Hall" was won by London architect Robert Beale, who worked with Frank Matcham, England's most celebrated theatrical designer. The Kursaal was opened by Sir Hubert Parry on 28th May 1903 and is the only remaining building of its type in the country. Intended to complement the town's other spa facilities the Kursaal contained many innovations that provided great flexibility of use. Renamed the "Royal Hall" in 1918, the building has been host to the greatest artists of the day - from Sir Edward Elgar to The Beatles. Following a complete restoration from 2006-8, Matcham's spectacular interior now contains more gold leaf than any similar auditorium in England. The much-loved building was reopened by HRH The Prince of Wales, patron of the Royal Hall Restoration Trust, on 22nd January 2008.

Ripon Road, Harrogate, United Kingdom where they re-opened

The Kidwelly Industrial Museum was opened on 23 June 1988 by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

Kidwelly Industrial Museum, Kidwelly, United Kingdom where they opened

A 14 year old Prince Charles ordered a cherry brandy here and was smuggled away by car [full inscription unknown]

Crown Hotel, Castle Street, Stornoway, United Kingdom where they was

1873 - 1988 The National Waterways Museum opened by HRH the Prince of Wales on 5th August 1988

Gloucester Waterways Museum - Llanthony Warehouse - Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, United Kingdom where they opened (1988)

This Tithe Barn was opened by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales on 23 October 2008

English translation: Agorwyd yr ysgubor ddegwm hon gan el uchelder brenhinol Tywysog Cymru ar 23 ain Hydref 2008

Monk Street, Abergavenny, United Kingdom where they opened (2008)

AITH LIFEBOAT PIER This pier was opened by H.R.H. PRINCE OF WALES on the occasion of the naming of R.N.L.B "SNOLDA" by H.R.H PRINCESS OF WALES on 29th July 1986

Pier, Aith, Shetland, United Kingdom where they was

Royal Visit to Anglesey 9th August 1958 This plaque expresses the pride of the people of Holyhead at the fact that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II H.R.H. Duke of Edinburgh H.R.H. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and H.R.H. Princess Anne Came ashore here on the 9th August 1958 and that this was the first visit by Prince Charles to the Principality after his creation as Prince of Wales

Newry Beach, Holyhead, United Kingdom where they visited (1958)

Erected by St. Davids Community Council to commemorate the 800th anniversary of St. Davids Cathedral 1181-1981 the visit of Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales 28th October 1981 and the visit of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness Prince Philip to distribute the Royal Maundy at St. Davids Cathedral on Thursday 8th April 1982.

28B High Street, St. Davids, United Kingdom where they visited (1981)