THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW…
◆ Charles is a keen watercolour artist. He paints a variety of landscapes, some of which have been released as limited-edition lithographs. These can be bought from his Highgrove shop for £2,500 each.
◆ Prince Charles has also written two books for children. The first one was in 1991, called The Old Man of Lochnagar, which was later made into an animated short film. The second was a children’s version of his book about the environment called Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World World.
◆ Prince Charles was a huge Spice Girls fa an. After that memorably cheeky meeting at a royal gala in 1997, Prince Charles personally wrote tto Geri Halliwell “with lots of love” when he heard that she had quit the group.
◆ He is a magician! In 1975, Prince Charles became a member of the Magic Circle after passing his audition with a “cup and balls” trick, which are on display at the Magic Circle’s museum in London.
◆ The Prince of Wales has spent nearly £5 million to support Prince William, Princ ce Harry and their staff. Neither makes enough to support the kind of travel and living their ir duties require.
◆ In 2012, Prince Charles conquered his camera shyness and presented a special weather forecast during a visit to BBC Scotland’s headquarters to celebrate 60 years of BBC Scotland television.
A fun couple who are always laughing