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Prince Charles, (Charles Philip Arthur George)  The Prince of Wales, KG KT GCB OM AK QSO CD SOM GCL PC AdC(P) FRS was born on 14 November 1948.

As the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II, he  is the heir apparent to sixteen Realms including Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Since 1958, his principal title has been HRH The Prince of Wales. In Scotland he is additionally known as The Duke of Rothesay. Prince Charles was educated at Cheam and Gordonstoun Schools, which his father, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, had attended as a child. He spent two terms at the Timbertop campus of Geelong Grammar in Australia.

On being awarded a bachelor of arts degree from Trinity College, Cambridge, Prince Charles served with the Royal Navy from  1971 to 76. He married Lady Diana Spencer before an enormous worldwide television audience in 1981. They had two sons, Prince William of Wales in 1982 and Prince Harry of Wales in 1984. The marriage was dissolved in in 1996.

Diana, Princess of Wales died in a car crash in Paris on 31 August 1997.

In 2005,  the Prince married Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

Apart from his education in 1967, Prince Charles has often been in Australia, in particular in
 1970, 1974, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1988, 1994 1996 and  2005



..remarkable charity work...




 The prince is well-known for his charity work and sponsors The Prince's Trust, The Prince's Regeneration Trust, and the Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment, among other charities.

ACM has long been indicating something newsworthy not much mentioned in the media - in a typical year he raises around  one quarter of a billion dollars (A$1 billion) for charity.

He has been outspoken concerning architecture and the conservation of old buildings and has produced a book on the subject called A Vision of Britain (1989). He has also promoted herbal and other alternative medical treatment.
 

Prince Charles honours The Queen Print E-mail
Written by ACM   
Sunday, 23 April 2006

This is the text of the tribute by Prince Charles to The Queen on her 80th Birthday, 21 April,2006:- 
 
"An 80th birthday is a very special occasion for every family – an occasion for celebration, for giving thanks and for looking back. As a child, I can just remember my great grandmother, Queen Mary, at 80; then I recall so well the 80th birthday of my grandmother in 1980.

"Now I find it hard to believe my own mother, the Queen, is today celebrating her 80th birthday, and it gives me enormous pride to be able to congratulate her publicly in this way, and to thank her on behalf of us all for the many wonderful qualities which she has brought to almost an entire lifetime of service and dedication to her country, to her family, to the realms and to the countries of the Commonwealth. 

"It is hard to believe that my grandfather, King George VI, was the same age as I am now when he died and that my mother succeeded him when so young – the same age, in fact, as my sons are now.

"And then I have vivid memories of the Coronation; of my mother coming to say goodnight to my sister and me while wearing the Crown so that she could get used to its weight on her head before the Coronation ceremony; of thousands of people gathered in The Mall outside Buckingham Palace chanting 'We want the Queen' and keeping me awake at night; of my parents being away for long overseas tours during the 1950s and of determined attempts to speak to them on the telephone in far-distant lands when all you could hear was the faintest of voices in a veritable storm of crackling and static interference.

"I remember so well, too, the excitement of being reunited with our parents when my sister and I sailed out in the, then, brand new Royal Yacht Britannia to meet them off Tobruk at the end of their Commonwealth Coronation Tour in 1954 – a tour that had lasted over six months and taken in 13 countries. And, of course, there was the thrill – as a small boy – of witnessing the entire Mediterranean Fleet of the Royal Navy steam past the Royal Yacht at high speed, with my mother and father waving to all the Ships’ Companies from the afterdeck. 

"There is no doubt that the world in which my mother grew up and, indeed, the world in which she first became Queen, has changed beyond all recognition. But during all those years she has shown the most remarkable steadfastness and fortitude, always remaining a figure of reassuring calm and dependability – an example to so many of service, duty and devotion in a world of sometimes bewildering change and disorientation.

"For very nearly 60 of those 80 years she has been my darling Mama and my sentiments today are those of a proud and loving son who hopes that you will join with me in wishing the Queen the happiest of happy birthdays, together with the fervent prayer that there will be countless memorable returns of the day."

 

 

 

 

 
Further reading Concerning Prince Charles v. Mail on Sunday Print E-mail
Written by Professor David Flint AM   
Sunday, 26 February 2006
"Charles has the right to speak out, says poll "

By Anthony King (Filed: 25/02/2006)

 

"Blair backs prince's right to speak out "

By George Jones, Political Editor (Filed: 24/02/2006)

 

"Discipline is needed when media and monarchy meet "

By Charles Moore (Filed: 25/02/2006)

 

"Prince Charles is strange but true "

By Adam Nicolson (Filed: 26/02/2006)


 
Prince Charles: The Herald finally admits it was wrong Print E-mail
Written by Professor David Flint AM   
Wednesday, 01 February 2006
 

The Sydney Morning Herald, on its opinion page and in a long editorial on Australia Day, has been relying on the fiction that an overwhelming number of Australians would support a republic upon the succession of Prince Charles. This was based on an error made by the  columnist Gerard Henderson, who with his wife, heads the Sydney Institute, a conservative think tank. Dr Henderson’s weekly column is syndicated, which means his error would have been seen in at least the West Australian.

In addition, the Herald has a freely accessible website, so the error is likely to have been seen by many more people world wide than actually buy the Herald.  Dr Henderson and his wife, who is also deputy chairman of the republican movement, were actively involved in the latest republican campaign, a”mate for a head of state”.

 At long last the Herald has finally published a correction and an apology, one week after the publication of the original error. This correction featured in Dr Henderson’s column on 31 January, 2006: http://www.smh.com.au/news/opinion/the-fascists-the-left-would-have-us-believe-in/2006/01/30/1138590440560.html?page=2

 

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Spurned by the Sydney Republican Herald, Prince Charles wins farmer, environmental, union plaudits Print E-mail
Written by Professor David Flint AM   
Friday, 27 January 2006

Lazy republicans here think all they have to say is “Prince Charles” and Australians will say “Give us a republic”.

Haven’t they learned their lesson?

They were shown to be hopelessly wrong –hopelessly-over the wedding which was going to propel them into a referendum. Instead, record numbers sat up on Saturday night to watch. We know that the republican movement claims the wedding resulted in vastly increased membership. Strange then, that they never published the details.

We have for long been pointing out that at an age when most baby boomers are thinking of retirement, our Prince has been working hard to raise vast sums -about a quarter of a billion dollars just last year - for some very worthwhile causes.

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The Times: Prince Charles' Role to increase Print E-mail
Written by Professor David Flint AM   
Tuesday, 17 January 2006
According to The Times, London, 16 January, 2006:

Prince Charles will hold more regular audiences with the Prime Minister as part of a review of his duties, while the Queen prepares to scale back her public engagements as her 80th birthday approaches.

The report says that the Palace is considering giving the Prince more access to government papers, and is to allow him to preside over more investitures, meet more foreign dignitaries and take the place of the Queen in welcoming ambassadors at the Court of St James’s. The Queen, whose 80th birthday is on 21 April, and the Duke of Edinburgh, who will be 85 in June, will spend more time at Windsor, reports The Times.

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