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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’.

 

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5 comments

  1. J | May 19, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    10 more relevant facts the average commoner can relate to :

    1) he has big ears
    2) he’s a perfect example of why incest is illegal
    3) his mommy not giving up the throne is the lesser of 2 evils
    4) he should be in jail if the murder investigation was not tampered with
    5) he certainly traded down not up after Diana
    6) gotta wonder – are the kids actually his ?
    7) there’s just not much else worth knowing about him.

  2. ralph harriott | May 21, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Why is Canada wasting canadian tax payer’s money on these idiots? Leave them in England where they belong, we can get alone just fine without them.
    Use the money to help our own people.

    j was right on with his comments

  3. Sean Raleigh | May 22, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Dear J:

    1. His ears are big. Okay. Did he choose them? Did you choose your face?
    2. His parents are not in an incestuous relationship. Their family relationship goes back centuries. You are aware however the CANADA allows first cousins to marry? Maybe you’re the proof.
    3. His mother will die, Charles will become King. Deal with it.
    4. This sentence makes no grammatical sense. Huh? What’s your point? The Diana car crash caused by a drunk driver (Diana’s) and not wearing seatbelts?
    5. He didn’t trade Diana in. They divorced. She died. He remarried. Grow up.
    6. Yes, they are.
    7. Yes there is. Pick up a book and have someone read it to you.

  4. John Galt | May 26, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    The electrons required to maintain this waste of a blog would be better served zapping your fingers as you touch a doorknob after walking on carpet.

  5. Mr. Terry Mester | May 27, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Dear J:
    The fact that you promised 10 facts, but only provided 7, confirms how you lack in credibility! However, who’s counting just like your opinions don’t count.

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