He was born in Buckingham Palace in 1948 to Queen Elizabeth II, who was still just a princess, and Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh. He was a splendid toddler with no worries to his name, however, things were about to change.
He is known for many things and carries many titles, one of them being the first member of the royal family to enroll in a university. He studied at Cambridge and majored in anthropology, archaeology, and history.
Who Are You, Charles Windsor?
Believe it or not, in the 1970s, Prince Charles was considered one of the most eligible Royal bachelors around. No one knows if it's his natural charms or the fact that he was first in line to the throne, but he was desired by every respectful young woman alive.
When it was announced that he was engaged to Lady Diana Spencer, not only did it come as a surprise, but it was unwanted by many. Family and close friends couldn't see the connection between the two, which was not far from the truth.
The Many Ladies of Prince Charles
Prince Charles had a long history with other women before meeting Diana, and some believe this was one reason their marriage never really worked. This was also a key factor in one of the family's greatest secrets.
What hadn't been known would soon be revealed, and the black mark on the Windsors could never be erased. Charles's romantic decisions jeopardized his throne more than once, and if it wasn't for the queen, he might not have been the successor after all.
Charles the Stud
When the dating years kicked in, the royal family wasn't fond of Charles's preferences. He was rebellious and was even described as being a stud who enjoyed dating many women, something unheard of when it came to the Windsors.
He was seeking to stand out and be different. He didn't want to be like all the other members of his family, however, deep inside, he acknowledged that his future was already set and written. In the meantime, his relationships kept adding fuel to the fire, and the flames were getting high.
And Then There Was Camilla
Camilla Rosemary Shand was one year older than Charles. Her father was a major in the British Army and she grew up surrounded by the prestigious elite society. Although she wasn't blood-related to the Windsors, she was somehow part of the British aristocracy.
She studied all over Europe and was considered well-educated and good marriage material. She was also the first woman to captivate and capture Prince Charles's heart.