The British Crown Prince celebrates his 70th birthday.
Charles Philip Arthur GeorgePrince of Wales, Duke Cornwall and Rothesai, Count Chester and Carris, Baron Renfrev, Lord Island and Prince of Scotland, was born on November 14, 1948 in the Buckingham Palace.
He is the oldest British heir to date, and he also broke the record in anticipation of the throne. The Crown Prince became three years old when his grandfather died, King Jury VI, and his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, took the throne.
Charles was Prince of Wales in 1958 when he was nine years old. At the request of your father Filipa he sent him to a strict Scottish boarding school, where the young prince was not satisfied, and described his years as a hell and a prison sentence. He completed university education at Cambridge in 1970, and from 1971 to 1976 he served in the British Royal Navy. When he was on duty in the Caribbean, his former companion Camilla Shand reports, which Charles strongly supported.
Under a lot of pressure, the 32-year-old prince asked for a 19-year-old hand Diane Spencer, which she saw only a short time. Despite the marriage of fairy tales and two sons, Prince Villiam Born in 1982, Prince Harry In 1984, the law collapsed, and the couple separated in 1996. Diana died a year later in a car accident in Paris. After the fall of the law, Charles returned to the love of his life, Camilla, which many of them had as an inappropriate partner on the throne. They married in 2005, and the Prince has been happier since then.
Before the anniversary, the British National Television of the BBC broadcast a documentary in which they talked with Charles and his neighbors. In the documentary for the first time, the Crown Prince was discussing what the King would, he said, would not be the king who would interfere in government affairs.
As the prince of Wales, Charles is known for his strong views on a range of issues, he has drawn attention to climate change, is strikingly ecologically, he is a common supporter or head of more than 420 humanitarian organizations and initiatives.
Much of his engagement is supported, but on the other hand, some criticize him for attempting to influence government policy – something the British monarch can not do.
"I will not interfere, because I'm not stupid"
"Some people accuse you of mixing up," he challenged in the documentary John Bridcut, which he interviewed. "Really not," said Charles, laughing, and then said: "I always wondered what would mean mixing up. I was always convinced that I was largely motivated … If the mixing is concerned about the bad quarter quarters, what is happening there or not happens, under what conditions people live … If it's a mix, I'm proud of it. "
On the other hand, he stressed that he is aware that the position of the prince and the king is very different and that he will not be able to afford public expression of his views as a king. "I will not do it anymore, I'm not stupid," he said in an interview.
Unsuitable for the king?
Charles's critics, and even some proponents of the monarchy, meanwhile, are happy that Elizabeth II is. even 92 years of still good health and does not intend to renounce the throne. "In fact, we are happy that he has not become king yet," he told Reuters Tom Bover, the author of the Charms of unauthorized biography Rebel prince (Rebel Prince).
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"While the queen is a suitable ruler and people have a monarchy for her, she will undermine Charles," explained Bover, who portrays the Welsh prince in his book as a weak, but arrogant husband who does not tolerate criticism and enjoys more in the luxury of his disposal – among other things, he would have his own harp.
In the meantime, Charles's supporters say that the prince is a very easy prey for such criticism, as he is constantly under the control of the media, he is often not inclined towards him.
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"There are many allegations that are simply not true," said former Charles Associate for Reuters, adding that biography was so unhappy with the prince as her author spoke only of people who had thrown the throne on the throne. "It's a complicated person," said an unnamed ex-prince's associate, "I rarely meet a man who is so curious and wants to know what's going on and why, first and foremost, he is extremely working."
In private, according to his former colleague, Charles is a passionate enthusiast of art, theater, literature and opera as well as popular music – he is a great fan Leonard Cohen.
On the 70th birthday of the British Crown Prince, Google presented on its platform Arts & Culture a project that was prepared together with Charles's Residence in London, Clarence House and several charities in which the prince is working.
On this line you can watch a rich collection of multimedia content from different periods and areas of the prince's life, or you can also walk virtually through the London residence of Clarence House and Scottish estate Dumfries House.
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