Charles Philip Arthur George was born at Buckingham Palace in London, England on November 14, 1948. He is the first child of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born a Prince of Greece and Denmark).
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The children of a daughter of a British sovereign, in this case, the then Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh, would not have been accorded the style Royal Highness or the titles Prince/Princess as in the case of the children of Anne, Princess Royal. However, on October 22, 1948, Charles’ grandfather King George VI issued letters patent allowing the children of his eldest daughter and heiress presumptive, to use the style and title of a royal prince or princess. Therefore, Charles was His Royal Highness, Prince Charles of Edinburgh at birth. Read also: Alaafin of Oyo youngest Queen shares stunning photos with her sons
Charles was baptized a month after his birth using water from the Jordan River. His grandparents were: