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    The Prince of Wales, eldest of The Queen and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was born at Buckingham Palace on November 14, 1948.

    The Prince's mother was proclaimed Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 25, when her father, King George VI, died aged 56 on February 6, 1952. On The Queen's accession to the , Prince Charles - as the Sovereign's eldest son - became at the age of three heir apparent.

    The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh decided that, rather than follow tradition and have a tutor at the Palace, their son should go to school to mix with children from non-royal backgrounds. Accordingly, on November 7, 1956, he started at Hill House school in West London.
    The Prince, who had already passed six 'O' levels, took his 'A' levels in July 1967, the first to the throne to take such examinations.

    The Prince went to Cambridge in 1967 to read archaeology and anthropology at Trinity College.

    On July 1, 1969 The Queen invested him as Prince of Wales in a colourful at Caernarfon Castle.

    On February 11, 1970, His Royal Highness took his seat in the House of .

    On March 8, 1971, The Prince of Wales flew himself to Royal Air Force Cranwell in Lincolnshire, to train as a jet . Then, he embarked on a naval career.

    In 1976, he created a fundation - The Prince's Trust, which has helped over 200,000 disadvantaged young people to find jobs.
    On July 29, 1981, The Prince of Wales Lady Diana Spencer in St Paul's Cathedral.

    The Prince and Princess of Wales had two sons, Prince William who was born on June 21, 1982, and Prince Harry was born on September 15, 1984.
    From the time of their marriage, The Prince and Princess of Wales went on overseas tours and carried out many engagements within Britain together.
    But, the marriage was dissolved on August 28, 1996 and The Princess was killed in a car in Paris on August 31, 1997.

    On the day of the , The Prince of Wales accompanied his two sons - aged 15 and 12 at the time - as they walked behind the coffin from The Mall to Westminster Abbey.

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