Prince Charles

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One Effect of Coronavirus Still Lingers for Prince Charles

He says he still hasn't got his senses of smell and taste back

(Newser) - Prince Charles was infected with the coronavirus in March , and one effect apparently still lingers. During the British royal's first face-to-face public engagement since the UK's lockdown began, Charles on Tuesday discussed his experience with COVID-19, which he has previously described as mild. "He did speak of... More »

Charles, Camilla Celebrate 15 Years by Releasing Photo

As William, Kate participate in royal engagement via video chat

(Newser) - Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary Thursday, and to mark the occasion, they've released a new photo of them and their dogs. At Town and Country , Chloe Foussianes notes that while the picture is "sweet," it also raises many questions. Why... More »

A Welcome Turn of Events for Prince Charles

He's been cleared to end his coronavirus self-isolation

(Newser) - Encouraging news for lovers of the British royal family: Prince Charles is no longer in self-isolation. The 71-year-old spent 7 days in that state in Scotland after testing positive for the virus . His symptoms reportedly remained mild, and the BBC reports his doctor has cleared him to end his self-isolation... More »

Heir to the British Throne Has the Coronavirus

Prince Charles tests positive

(Newser) - Prince Charles has the coronavirus and is self-isolating in Scotland, reports the BBC . The 71-year-old's symptoms are said to be mild at this point. He "otherwise remains in good health," says a rep. Camilla has tested negative but is isolating with him in Balmoral. The AP quotes... More »

Prince Charles Entangled in $136M Art Fraud Case

Forgeries were allegedly loaned to his charity

(Newser) - Prince Charles and his charity have been caught up in a royally big scandal over an alleged art hoax involving paintings supposedly worth $136 million. The Claude Monet, Salvador Dali, and Pablo Picasso paintings were loaned to Dumfries House, the headquarters of the Prince's Foundation, by businessman James Stunt,... More »

Charles Had 90 Minutes to Change Trump's Mind, Didn't

President, Piers Morgan talk climate change in wide-ranging interview

(Newser) - President Trump's sit-down with Prince Charles was supposed to last 15 minutes. It went for 90, but that wasn't enough to get Trump on board with Charles' climate stance. In a Good Morning Britain interview that aired Wednesday, the president answered a slew of questions from Piers Morgan.... More »

Here Are Some Images of Trump in London

He got a smile from the queen

(Newser) - Mixing pageantry and political pugilism, President Trump opened a state visit to Britain on Monday by drawing a smile from Queen Elizabeth II and stepping up a long-running feud with London's anti-Trump mayor before his plane had touched down on English soil. Trump and his wife, Melania, flew by... More »

What Rift? Royals All Smiles on Christmas

The family has walked their Christmas walk, no signs of discord among younger royals

(Newser) - The British dog-and-pony show known as "watching the royals walk to church on Christmas" is over, and watchers could detect no hint of a reported rift between Prince William and Prince Harry and their wives , reports People . Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle "chatted happily," the mag reports,... More »

Charles at 70: Think of 'Our Grandchildren'

Environmentalist still plans to party

(Newser) - Britain's Prince Charles is turning 70 with a family birthday party, and a firm commitment to his environmentalist views. Charles is due to have tea on Wednesday with a group of people who are also turning 70 this year, before a Buckingham Palace party thrown by his mother, Queen... More »

Charles on Why He'll Keep Mouth Shut as King: 'I'm Not That Stupid'

Prince who's vocal on topics like environment says he won't be once he's crowned

(Newser) - When he's not having servants iron his shoelaces , Prince Charles has been accused of "meddling" into hot topics such as the environment by strongly voicing his opinions—not a typical stance for royals to take in public debates. And he's defiant about it, telling a BBC documentary... More »

Meghan and Harry's First Dance: Her 'Happy Song'

They've delayed their honeymoon for royal duties

(Newser) - Britain is winding down from the royal event of the year , but the newly minted Duke and Duchess of Sussex won't be slipping away for a honeymoon just yet: They plan to commence royal duties at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday with an appearance at a garden party in honor... More »

No One Will Formally Give Meghan Markle Away

But Prince Charles will walk her down the aisle

(Newser) - Prince Charles will stand in—partially—for Meghan Markle's dad on Saturday. Kensington Palace said in a statement released Friday that Markle "has asked His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to accompany her down the aisle of the Quire of St George's Chapel on her Wedding... More »

Prince Charles Stuns Writer With 'Racist' Remark

British writer Anita Sethi is outraged

(Newser) - Prince Charles has roused a Guardian reporter's ire by allegedly making a racist remark about her, People reports. Anita Sethi met Charles this week at the Commonwealth People's Forum, and when she told him she's from Manchester, he apparently said, "Well, you don't look like... More »

The Queen Reportedly Gets Her Wish

Prince Charles to be next Commonwealth head, per British media

(Newser) - A day after Queen Elizabeth II's bold move on behalf of her son comes news that should cheer her: British media report that Prince Charles will succeed her as the next head of the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth leaders have reportedly agreed on his appointment as head of the 53-nation... More »

Queen Makes Bold Move on Behalf of Prince Charles

Tells member nations of Commonwealth she wants him to succeed her as leader

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth II turned up the dial on her once quiet activism for Prince Charles to succeed her as head of the Commonwealth Thursday, telling leaders of its 53 member states that the 69-year-old has her full support. In what the Telegraph describes as "an unusually explicit statement of... More »

25K Rage Against Bridge That's to Be Named for Prince Charles

Thousands have signed saying they want someone who's 'accomplished something'

(Newser) - Thousands in the UK are railing against an announcement that a major bridge will be named after the likely future king. The Telegraph reports that some 25,000 have signed an online petition demanding that a bridge that connects England and Wales not be renamed for Prince Charles. Per the... More »

Report: Secret Talks to Discuss Aftermath of Queen's Death

Will Charles be named head of Commonwealth, too?

(Newser) - A day-long meeting set to take place in London will have "wider governance considerations" on its agenda. The BBC reports that's code for something much more fascinating than it sounds: succession. Not of the crown, which Prince Charles will inherit upon his mother's death, but of the... More »

Harry: After Diana's Death, Charles 'Was There for Us'

He and William recall first days after their mother's death

(Newser) - Princes William and Harry have spoken candidly about the death of their mother, Princess Diana, in an interview marking 20 years since she was killed in a car crash in Paris. Here are excerpts of the BBC interviews released Wednesday ahead of Diana, 7 Days, which chronicles the week following... More »

'Ginger Terrorist' Plotted to Kill Princes Charles, William

He wanted to see red-haired Prince Harry as king

(Newser) - A man who felt "belittled" for having red hair has been found guilty of plotting terrorist acts from his bedroom in the UK. Prosecutors say Mark Colborne, 37, was found with handwritten notes and books describing how to make lethal poisons like napalm, cyanide, and ricin, as well as... More »

Charles' Secret Letters Reveal Concern for Toothfish

But he didn't have a problem with culling badgers

(Newser) - The Patagonian Toothfish has a friend in the future king of England—that's one lesson from the British government's release of previously secret letters written by Prince Charles to government officials. The 27 letters, written a decade ago and the subject of a lengthy legal battle that pitted... More »

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