How old is Prince Charles and when did he marry Camilla? – The Sun

PRINCE Charles is Queen's Elizabeth II's eldest son and the longest-serving heir in British history.

Charles, who became Duke of Edinburgh when his father Prince Philip died, is also the longest-serving Prince of Wales having inherited the title in 1958.

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How old is Prince Charles?

Prince Charles is first in line to the British throne as the eldest child of Queen Elizabeth II.

The heir apparent is 72 years old and was born on November 14, 1948.

The throne will pass to Prince Charles if the Queen, 92, abdicates, retires or dies.

Charles has been Prince of Wales for more than 60 years, and recently became the Duke of Edinburgh on his father's passing – although this title will pass onto Philip’s youngest son Prince Edward on Charles’ eventual accession to the throne.

The title Prince of Wales is given only to the heir apparent – somebody who cannot be displaced in the succession to the throne by any future birth –  but the Prince isn't actually Welsh having been born inside Buckingham Palace in London.

However, the Prince makes extra efforts to involve himself in Welsh culture – learning the language and visiting Wales every summer.

When did Prince Charles marry Lady Diana Spencer?

Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer on Wednesday, July 29, 1981.

They tied the knot at St Paul’s Cathedral, and the ceremony was a traditional Church of England wedding.

It was estimated to have been watched by a global TV audience of 750million, and the UK had a national holiday on the day.

However, the couple famously split in 1992 and finalised their divorce in 1996.

The couple had two children during their marriage – Prince William, who was born in 1982, and Prince Harry who was born in 1984.

However, Diana tragically died in a car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997.

The People's Princess suffered fatal injuries in the crash, which happened in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris.

Her companion Dodi Fayed and driver and security guard Henri Paul were also killed in the crash.

When did Prince Charles marry Camilla Parker Bowles?

Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles' highly-publicised romance began as many do – at a party.

They were introduced in 1971 by Charles’ college girlfriend Lucia Santa Cruz and quickly bonded over their love of polo.

They started dating almost immediately and attended a number of polo matches together.

However, when Charles left for the Royal Navy they split up, and Camilla got engaged to Army officer Andrew Parker Bowles.

Camilla and Andrew tied the knot in 1973, and they had two children together, Tom Parker Bowles and Laura Lopes.

Their love didn’t last and they divorced in 1995, with Camilla going on to marry Prince Charles in a civil ceremony in 2005.

Why did Prince Charles walk Meghan Markle down the aisle?

Charles walked Meghan Markle down the aisle at his son Prince Harry's wedding after her dad Thomas pulled out of the ceremony,

Kensington Palace announced the decision on May 18, 2018, the day before the wedding.

The US actress' dad Thomas Markle pulled out of the ceremony after undergoing heart surgery.

Meghan's mum, Doria Ragland, had largely been tipped to walk the bride down the aisle at St George's Chapel, but Kensington Palace revealed it would instead be her future father-in-law to do the honours.

The statement from Kensington Palace said: "Ms Meghan Markle has asked His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to accompany her down the aisle of the Quire of St George's Chapel on her Wedding Day.
"The Prince of Wales is pleased to be able to welcome Ms Markle to the Royal Family in this way."

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