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60 Inspiring Quotes by Prince Charles

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Wikipedia Summary for Prince Charles

Charles, Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George; born 14 November 1948) is the heir apparent to the British throne as the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II. He has been heir apparent as well as Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay since 1952 and he is the oldest and longest-serving heir apparent in British history. He is also the longest-serving Prince of Wales, having held that title since July 1958. Upon the death of his father, Prince Philip, on 9 April 2021, Charles also inherited the title Duke of Edinburgh.

Charles was born in Buckingham Palace as the first grandchild of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. He was educated at Cheam and Gordonstoun schools, which his father had attended as a child. Charles also spent a year at the Timbertop campus of Geelong Grammar School in Victoria, Australia. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Cambridge, Charles served in the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy from 1971 to 1976. In 1981, he married Lady Diana Spencer, and they had two sons: Prince William (b. 1982) and Prince Harry (b. 1984). In 1996, the couple divorced following well-publicised extramarital affairs by both parties. Diana died as the result of a car crash in Paris the following year. In 2005, Charles married long-time partner Camilla Parker Bowles.

As Prince of Wales, Charles undertakes official duties on behalf of the Queen. Charles founded The Prince's Trust in 1976, sponsors The Prince's Charities, and is a patron, president, and a member of over 400 other charities and organisations. As an environmentalist, he raises awareness of organic farming and climate change, which has earned him awards and recognition from environmental groups. His support for alternative medicine, including homeopathy, has been criticised by many in the medical community, and his views on the role of architecture in society and the conservation of historic buildings have received considerable attention from British architects and design critics. Since 1993, Charles has worked on the creation of Poundbury, an experimental new town based on his preferences. He is also an author and co-author of a number of books.

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The demand for organic food is growing at a remarkable rate. Consumers have made it clear that they want organic produce and every sector of the food chain is responding, with the kind of results we have just seen.

--Prince Charles

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To avert disaster, we have not only to teach men to make things but to teach them to have complete moral control over what they make.

--Prince Charles

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I find myself born into this particular position. I'm determined to make the most of it. And to do whatever I can to help. And I hope I leave things behind a little bit better than I found them.

--Prince Charles

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We don't, in a sensible world, want to hand on an increasingly dysfunctional world to our grandchildren.

--Prince Charles

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On an increasingly crowded planet, humanity faces many threats -- but none is greater than climate change. It magnifies every hazard and tension of our existence.

--Prince Charles

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It's always nice to have somebody on your side.

--Prince Charles

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We have spent the best part of the past century enthusiastically testing the world to utter destruction; not looking closely enough at the long-term impact our actions will have.

--Prince Charles

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Do you seriously expect me to be the first Prince of Wales in history not to have a mistress?

--Prince Charles



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If you chuck away too many things, you end up discovering there was value in them.

--Prince Charles

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As human beings, we suffer from an innate tendency to jump to conclusions, to judge people too quickly, and to pronounce them failures or heroes without due consideration.

--Prince Charles

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There is very good evidence indeed that one of the major reasons for this horror in Syria was a drought that lasted for about five or six years, which meant that huge numbers of people in the end had to leave the land.

--Prince Charles

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I sometimes wonder if two thirds of the globe is covered in red carpet.

--Prince Charles

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All my life, people have been telling me what to do. I'm tired of it. My private life has become an industry.

--Prince Charles


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Why can't we have those curves and arches that express feeling in design? What is wrong with them? Why has everything got to be vertical, straight, unbending, only at right angles -- and functional?

--Prince Charles

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Extremism is no more the monopoly of Islam than it is the monopoly of other religions, including Christianity.

--Prince Charles

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Hong Kong has created one of the most successful societies on Earth.

--Prince Charles

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The price of apparently cheap food is costing nothing less than the Earth!

--Prince Charles


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You have to give this much to the Luftwaffe: when it knocked down our buildings it did not replace them with anything more offensive than rubble. We did that.

--Prince Charles




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I learned the way a monkey learns by watching its parents.

--Prince Charles



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It's always marvelous to have somebody who, you know, you feel understands and wants to encourage.

--Prince Charles




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For me, Lord Mountbatten represented the grandfather I never had.

--Prince Charles

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Painting transports me into another dimension which, quite literally, refreshes parts of the soul which other activities can't reach.

--Prince Charles

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I believe passionately that everyone has a particular God-given ability.

--Prince Charles

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The whole of nature cries out at our mistreatment of her. If the planet were a patient, we would have treated her long ago.

--Prince Charles

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I was totally absorbed. I was in another world, or another dimension; all sense of time evaporated.

--Prince Charles



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A large number of us have developed a feeling that architects tend to design houses for the approval of fellow architects and critics, not for the tenants.

--Prince Charles

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Conservation must become before recreation.

--Prince Charles

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That's called a microphone. It's a big sausage that picks up everything you say -- and you're starting early.

--Prince Charles

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Climate change should be seen as the greatest challenge to face man and treated as a much bigger priority in the United Kingdom.

--Prince Charles


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As you may possibly have noticed from time to time, I have tended to make a habit of sticking my head above the parapet and generally getting it shot off for pointing out what has always been blindingly obvious to me.

--Prince Charles

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We would never comment on private correspondence.

--Prince Charles



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One of the main reasons for the conflict in Syria, and the terrorism that it's spawned, is climate change and drought.

--Prince Charles

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There is no doubt that we live in an age of unprecedented, and sometimes terrifying, technological advance where the speed of advance so often outstrips the necessary ethical considerations.

--Prince Charles

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I'm not very good at being a performing monkey.

--Prince Charles

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Your greatest achievement is to love me.

--Prince Charles

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It is frightening how dependent on drugs we are all becoming and how easy it is for doctors to prescribe them as the universal panacea for our ills.

--Prince Charles

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Congratulations to 'Countdown' -- it was an evening I will never forget -- and a special thank you to Molly Meldrum.

--Prince Charles

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I think we're going to find, with climate change and everything else, things like global warming and goodness knows what else and the cost of fuel for a start, that things are going to become very complicated.

--Prince Charles

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Christianity was literally born in the Middle East, and we must not forget our Middle Eastern brothers and sisters in Christ.

--Prince Charles


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Forests are the world's air-conditioning system-the lungs of the planet-and we are on the verge of switching it off.

--Prince Charles

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All the time I feel I must justify my existence.

--Prince Charles

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Something as curious as the monarchy won't survive unless you take account of people's attitudes. After all, if people don't want it, they won't have it.

--Prince Charles

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