Like all members of the royal family, Prince Charles has a carefully cultivated image. The heir to the throne keeps his personal life private… most of the time. Nonetheless, things still leak out from the palace that reveal what kind of person he actually is. And even the biggest fan of the British monarchy probably won’t know these 40 things about the Prince of Wales.
40. He loves squirrels
Prince Charles is very fond indeed of fluffy-tailed creatures. “He is completely infatuated by the red squirrels that live around the estate in Scotland – to the extent that he’s given them names and is allowing them into the house,” Prince William told Country Life magazine in November 2018. Awww.
39. He has 32 godchildren
Godparenting is serious business among the royal family – among all royal families, it would seem. Prince Charles has 32 godchildren, among them Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Denmark, and Kumar Padmanabh Singh, Crown Prince of Jaipur. He was also made a godfather to Tom Parker Bowles, Camilla Parker Bowles’ son – which probably came in handy when he married her.