Officially known as Charles, Prince of Wales, he is the longest-serving heir apparent in British history and the oldest heir apparent in 300 years. He was married to Diana, Princess of Wales from 1981 to 1996, then he married Camilla Parker Bowles in 2005.
He broke tradition by attending Trinity College at Cambridge University for his secondary education rather than receiving a private education and joining the armed forces.
The Scottish referred to him as the Duke of Rothesay and the Southern English knew him as the Duke of Cornwall; he became the longest serving heir-apparent in British history.
He is the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II.