C H A R L E S  I I I  (in waiting > 2022)




Please use our INDEX to navigate this site or return HOME








Prince Charles @ 72 in 2020




Charles, Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George; born 14 November 1948), the heir apparent to the British throne as the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II. 


No longer in waiting, Charles became the King of Britain and Northern Ireland in 2022, on the passing of his mother.


King Charles had been the Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay since 1952 and is both the oldest and the longest-serving heir apparent in British history. He is also the longest-serving Prince of Wales, having held the title since July 1958. Upon the death of his father, Prince Philip, on 9 April 2021, Charles also inherited the title of Duke of Edinburgh.




Much like Henry Tudor VIII, whose heavy spending and long periods of mismanagement damaged the British economy. A similar pattern appears to have been adopted by modern Labour and Conservative politicians in the 20th and 21st centuries, leading to climate change and staggering national debts £2.4 Trillion pounds, energy and cost of living crises. You can see how irresponsible policies have not grown the economy, but simply grown National Debt. The opposite of Green or Blue Growth, this is Red Growth, or Red Ink. Blood red, in overtaxing the sweat of the ordinary man.


Quarter Debt £billions as % GDP

2020 Q2 = £2,069.3 - 94.5%
2020 Q3 = £2139.0 - 98.8%
2020 Q4 = £2,204.8 - 102.5%
2021 Q1 = £2,223.0 - 103.8%
2021 Q2 = £2,296.4 - 103.0%
2021 Q3 = £2,332.9 - 102.7%
2021 Q4 = £2,382.8 - 102.8%
2022 Q1 = £2,365.4 - 99.6%

Source: Office for National Statistics - UK government debt and deficit


UK general government gross debt was £2,365.4 billion at the end of Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2022, equivalent to 99.6% of gross domestic product (GDP). Leaving almost no reserves, taking the country to the brink in any language. Where growth is contrary to sustainable or circular economics. Simply because earth is being drained at the rate of 2.4 planets, of the ability of the world to produce. Meaning that, to start to get things under control, borrowing needs to reduce to £985 billion pounds at present GDP. A truly sustainable economy would not need any borrowings, but have reserves rather than debt, as in nature.



Ultimately, the Head of State is responsible for appointing a Government that is fit for purpose. Calling into question that suitability for continuation of such a role, where the poor performance is evidence that a country without a Written Constitution, that is not answerable to the electorate (unaccountable) and sustainable international policies, does not work. The UK is not alone in this. Policy corruption is of international concern.




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, both of which his father attended as a child. He later 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, with whom he had two sons: Prince William and Prince Harry. 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 his long-term partner Camilla Parker Bowles.

As the Prince of Wales, Charles undertakes official duties on behalf of the Queen. He founded The Prince's Trust in 1976, sponsors The Prince's Charities, and is a patron, president, or a member of over 400 other charities and organisations. As a self-described environmentalist, Charles has spoken publicly about issues such as organic farming and climate change, which has earned him awards and recognition from environmental groups. His support for alternative medicine, including homeopathy, has been the subject of criticism. His views on the role of architecture in society and the conservation of historic buildings have received significant attention from British architects and design critics. Since 1993, Charles has worked on the creation of Poundbury, an experimental new town based on his architectural tastes. He is also an author or co-author of a number of books.


Charles served in the Royal Air Force and, following in the footsteps of his father, grandfather and two of his great-grandfathers, in the Royal Navy. During his second year at Cambridge, he requested and received Royal Air Force training. On 8 March 1971, he flew himself to the Royal Air Force College Cranwell to train as a jet pilot. After the passing-out parade that September, he embarked on a naval career and enrolled in a six-week course at the Royal Naval College Dartmouth. He then served on the guided-missile destroyer HMS Norfolk (1971–1972) and the frigates HMS Minerva (1972–1973) and HMS Jupiter (1974). In 1974, he qualified as a helicopter pilot at RNAS Yeovilton, and then joined 845 Naval Air Squadron, operating from HMS Hermes.

On 9 February 1976, Charles took command of the coastal minehunter HMS Bronington for his last ten months of active service in the navy. He learned to fly on a Chipmunk basic pilot trainer, a BAC Jet Provost jet trainer, and a Beagle Basset multi-engine trainer; he then regularly flew the Hawker Siddeley Andover, Westland Wessex and BAe 146 aircraft of The Queen's Flight until he gave up flying after crash landing the BAe 146 in the Hebrides in 1994, for which he was found negligent by a board of inquiry.


As the Prince of Wales, he was a long time champion of climate awareness, also speaking out on plastic pollution. The King is arranging a COP27 event at Buckingham Palace, in support of that in Egypt at Sharm El-Sheikh.



The Prince of Wales, 73, is currently the third King of England, named Charles III. His son, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, is a King in waiting - as of 2022. 

Their mother and grandmother, respectively, Queen Elizabeth II, was the British Monarch, until passing aged 95 in 2022.

King Charles I lived from 1600 until 1649, when he was executed for treason.


The previous King, Charles II, ruled from 1630 until 1685, gave a Royal Charter to export captured native Africans as slaves to British colonies.


Queen Elizabeth I (Good Queen Bess), was famous for commissioning privateers to carry out acts of piracy on the high seas, to boost the coffers of her Treasury. As was Queen Anne 1665 - 1714. King George I carried on with privateers, then politics changed during his reign 1714 to 1727.












Please use our INDEX to navigate this site or return HOME


This website is Copyright © 2022 Cleaner Ocean Foundation & Jameson Hunter - All rights reserved