In Numbers: The Prince of Wales

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Here’s a look at the Prince of Wales in numbers ahead of his 70th birthday:

1 – Place in line to the throne.

2 – Sons – the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex.

3 – Age when he became heir to the throne.

A young Prince Charles
Prince Charles, in the year he became heir to the throne, with sister Princess Anne (PA)

5 – Step-grandchildren – the Duchess of Cornwall has five grandchildren: Lola and Freddie Parker Bowles and twins Gus and Louis Lopes, and their sister Eliza.

9 – Age when he was given the title the Prince of Wales by the Queen.

11 – Years married to the Princess of Wales before they separated.

13 – Years married to Camilla.

Royal Ascot 2016 – Day Two – Ascot Racecourse
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at Royal Ascot (Adam Davy/PA)

20 – Age at his investiture as the Prince of Wales at Caernarfon Castle in 1969.

21 –  Charles is the 21st Prince of Wales and the first since 1936.

Royalty – Investiture of the Prince of Wales – Caernarfon Castle
The Prince of Wales’s investiture at Caernarfon Castle in 1969 (PA)

44 – Commonwealth countries Charles has visited out of the 53 Commonwealth nations.

56 – Age when he married Camilla Parker Bowles in 2005.

66 – Years as heir to the throne.

More than 420 – Charities of which the prince is patron or president.

875,000 – Disadvantaged young people helped into employment or business by his youth charity, the Prince’s Trust.

£141,263 – Cost of seven royal train trips, costing more than £20,000 each, in 2017-18.

£140 million – Money raised by his charities each year.

£21.7 million – Charles’s annual income from his hereditary estate, the Duchy of Cornwall.

£45.7 million – Taxpayer funds received by the monarchy to pay for official duties and other expenditure in 2017-18.

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