12 Things You Didn’t Know About Prince Charles
During his marriage to Princess Diana, Prince Charles couldn’t stay out of the press; however, in recent years, he’s managed to keep a much lower profile. While many us feel that we know everything there is to know about the heir apparent to the British throne, there’s still a lot that most people don’t know. Here are 12 things you probably didn’t know about Prince Charles:
12. Rocky Relationship with His Father, Prince Philip
For the first couple of years of Charles’ life, Philip didn’t have much to do with him because he was away in Malta serving in the Royal Navy. When he was finally back in Britain, he taught Charles to shoot, fish and swim, but friends of Charles had said that the Duke belittled and even bullied his sensitive son. Philip was worried that his son would become weak and vulnerable, so he tried to toughen him up, but it had the opposite effect.
11. He Was Not a Healthy Child
During his childhood, the young prince suffered from chronic sinus infections. In 1957, he was hospitalized for a tonsillectomy and that same year he caught the Asian flu, but his parents didn’t come to visit him despite the fact that they had been inoculated and couldn’t catch it. When he was 12, he came down with the measles, but his parents were on tour in India at the time.