P411 Teletext 411 Nov13 21:07:10       ——————  ———————  ————————  PRINCE CHARLES AT 50  On November 14 1948, the crowd outside Buckingham Palace was told that the then Princess Elizabeth had been safely delivered of a prince. Fifty years on, Charles Philip Arthur George faces a very different world - and a much less deferential crowd - than the one he was born to. How have his upbringing, his education and his lifetime experiences shaped him? Teletext looks back.... ——————————————————————————————————1/8—— by Serena Hennessy Haven Family Holidays see ITV p270 Pen Pals Gardens Recipe Total Ents
P411 Teletext 411 Nov13 21:01:01       ——————  ———————  ————————  PRINCE CHARLES AT 50  The infant Charles was incredibly indulged. He had two nannies and his own footman, Richard Brown. "Why haven't you got a Richard?! he once asked a small acquaintance. But he saw little of his mother. In common with virtually all upper middle class children of the day, he was brought up by nannies. Princess Elizabeth saw him twice a day - after breakfast and at bathtime. ——————————————————————————————————2/8—— WIN a trip to Lapland 413 NOW IT'S EVEN EASIER TO FIND LOVE: TELETEXT DATING ITV p390 Pen Pals Gardens Recipe Total Cnts
P411 Teletext 411 Nov13 21:01:01       ——————  ———————  ————————  PRINCE CHARLES AT 50  Already a reserved and awkward child, Charles's education is universally agreed to have been a disaster. He was miserable and isolated at his prep school, Cheam. There, he learned he'd been created Prince of Wales. Not from his mother. He was listening to the radio with a group of other boys. Gordonstoun, in the far north-east of Scotland, was worse. Among other things he was persecuted for snoring. ——————————————————————————————————3/8—— WIN a trip to Lapland 413 NOW IT'S EVEN EASIER TO FIND LOVE: TELETEXT DATING ITV p390 Pen Pals Gardens Recipe Total Ents
P411 Teletext 411 Nov13 21:02:02       ——————  ———————  ————————  PRINCE CHARLES AT 50  Charles's relationship with the Duke of Edinburgh is central to his character - he spent his young adulthood tr9ing to gain his father's approval. The Duke commanded his own ship at 29, Charles did it at 27. Phil got his chopper licence at 35 - Charles had his by 25. It didn't work. The Duke, we're told, still thinks Charles is "flaky." Charles leaves the room if his father comes into it. ——————————————————————————————————4/8—— WIN a trip to Lapland 413 IN-DEPTH TAROT READINGS p623 Pen Pals Gardens Recipe Total Ents
P411 Teletext 411 Nov13 21:02:10       ——————  ———————  ————————  PRINCE CHARLES AT 50  It is, of course, his marriage to Diana Spencer that has most shaped the reputation of the Prince of Wales. Saint Diana? Or manipulative, publicity seeking hysteric? We'll never know. What's certain is the episode brought the Prince to the edge of despair. "If only she'd never married me," he's reported as saying to a friend. His reputation with the Diana-loving public has yet to be entirely mended.... ——————————————————————————————————5/8—— Saddle up for the Pony Club 415 COMP: WIN AN INDIAN COOK BOOK p415 Pen Pals Gardens Recipe Total Ents
P411 Teletext 411 Nov13 21:04:00       ——————  ———————  ————————  PRINCE CHARLES AT 50  How would the Prince himself want to be judged, as he waits (and waits) to step up to the job he's been trained for? One thing he's proudest of is his commitment to organic farming. Once a fringe, nuts-and-sandals-brigade concern, the Prince has helped bring it into the mainstream. He's said to be increasingly unhappy eating anything that hasn't been grown on his home farm at Highgrove! ——————————————————————————————————6/8—— WIN a trip to Lapland 413 FIND YOURSELF A PEN PAL p412 Pen Pals Gardens Recipe Total Ents
P411 Teletext 411 Nov13 21:04:05       ——————  ———————  ————————  PRINCE CHARLES AT 50  The Prince's passion for traditional architecture is well-known. And he's immensely proud of his model village, Poundbury in Dorset. "I was determined it should offer good housing for rent or sale, jobs and training opportunties for people living locally," says the Prince. "It's a huge success," he adds. "It's about as far removed from the soulless housing estate as you could imagine." ——————————————————————————————————7/8—— What's on the box tonight? 121 LIE IN AND HAVE SOME BRUNCH p417 Pen Pals Gardens Recipe Total Ents
P411 Teletext 411 Nov13 21:06:00       ——————  ———————  ————————  PRINCE CHARLES AT 50  Perhaps Prince Charles would most like to be judged on the success of his Prince's Trust, which he started in 1976 to help alienated young people. Since then it's helped 31,000 young people start their own businesses, and runs study centres for deprived kids. Camilla Parker Bowles is the rock on which the Prince's life is now founded. The Queen isn't keen, but the rest of us are coming round slowly. ——————————————————————————————————8/8—— See our Millennium guide 105 WIN A TRIP TO LAPLAND p413 Pen Pals Gardens Recipe Total Ents