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10 fun facts about Prince Charles

- May 18th, 2012
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Prince Charles at a Homecoming Parade in Forfar, Scotland, last month. (Photo: David Moir/REUTERS)

Like yesterday’s fun facts about Camilla, here are some interesting tidbits about Prince Charles.

Names: HRH Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall, the Duke of Rothesay, the Earl of Carrick, Baron Renfrew, Lord of the Isles, and Prince and Great Steward of Scotland, Knight of the Order of Australia

1. He’s reportedly a fan of Leonard Cohen.

2. His hobbies include Watercolour painting, gardening (especially in his organic garden at Highgrove), hedgelaying, polo, writing books, and acting.

3. He’s passionate about environmental causes and eating locally-sourced, in-season foods.

4. He’s a distant relative of Vlad The Impaler.

5. He’s a graduate of Cambridge University.

6. He is trained as a helicopter pilot.

7. He wrote a children’s book called The Old Man of Lochnagar, which was published in 1980. He originally wrote it for his younger brother, Prince Edward.

8. The prince’s first car was a cobalt blue MGC GT purchased in 1968.

9. He launched his own food company, Duchy Originals, in 1992. Its first product was a biscuit made from wheat and oats grown organically on the Home Farm at Highgrove.

10. The motto of the Prince of Wales ‘Ich dien’, which means ‘I serve’.