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Charles, Prince of Wales is the eldest child of Queen Elizabeth II and is her heir apparent. He is the longest heir apparent in British history, having held the position since 1952. He married Lady Diana Spencer in 1981 and had two sons, Princes George and Harry. In 1996 the couple divorced and, following her tragic death in a car crash, he married Camilla Parker Bowles. From the Germanic word karl, which means free man. Charles was a popular name in the 17th century, thanks to its royal usage during that time.
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