Full Name: Prince Charles [Charles Philip Arthur George]
Profession: His Royal Highness
Why Famous: The eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II.
Prince Charles is the longest-serving heir apparent in British history, having held the position since 1952.
- 1981-07-29 His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales weds Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral, London
- 1995-12-19 Queen Elizabeth askes Prince Charles & Diana to divorce
- 1996-07-15 Prince Charles and Princess Diana sign divorce papers
- 2005-04-09 His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales marries Camilla Parker Bowles
- 1981-02-24 Britain's Prince Charles announces engagement to Lady Diana Spencer
- 1982-06-28 Prince Charles & Diana, Princess of Wales, name their baby "William"
- 1984-05-17 Prince Charles calls proposed addition to the National Gallery, London, a "monstrous carbuncle on the face of a much-loved and elegant friend," sparking controversy on the role of the Royal Family and course of modern architecture.
- 1988-03-10 Avalanche at Swiss Ski resort Klosters nearly kills Prince Charles
- 1995-11-20 Princess Diana admits she cheated on Prince Charles in a TV interview
- 2000-03-30 Richard Branson is knighted by Charles, Prince of Wales for "services to entrepreneurship" at Buckingham Palace, London
- 2005-02-10 His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales announces engagement to Camilla Parker Bowles
- 2015-05-19 Historic first handshake between Prince Charles and Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams at the National University of Ireland in Galway