List of titles and honours of Charles, Prince of Wales

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Charles, Prince of Wales has received numerous titles, decorations, and honorary appointments during his time as heir apparent to the thrones of the Commonwealth realms. Each is listed below; where two dates are shown, the first indicates the date of receiving the title or award (the title as Prince Charles of Edinburgh being given as from his birth) and the second indicates the date of its loss or renunciation.

Royal and noble titles and styles[edit]

  • 14 November 1948 – 6 February 1952: His Royal Highness Prince Charles of Edinburgh
  • 6 February 1952 – present: His Royal Highness The Duke of Cornwall
    • in Scotland: 6 February 1952 – present: His Royal Highness The Duke of Rothesay
  • 26 July 1958 – present: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales

The Prince's full style and title is: His Royal Highness Prince Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince of Wales, KG, KT, GCB, OM, AK, CC, QSO, PC, ADC, Earl of Chester, Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles and Prince and Great Steward of Scotland.[1][2]

Regnal name[edit]

If Prince Charles succeeds his mother as monarch and uses his first given name as his regnal name, he will be known as Charles III. However, there has been speculation that he may choose a different name, because the previous two monarchs named Charles are both associated with negative events in royal history: Charles I was beheaded in 1649, and Charles II reigned during the Great Fire of London. The name Charles III is also associated with the Jacobite pretender, Charles Edward Stuart, who claimed the throne under that name in the 18th century. The most discussed alternative regnal name has been George VII, in honour of Charles' maternal grandfather,[3][4] although the Prince has denied discussing a regnal name.[5]

Unofficial[edit]

Americas[edit]

 Manitoba
  • 2001 –: Leading Star[6]
 Nunavut
  • 2001 –:
In Inuktitut: Attaniout Ikeneego
In English: The Son of the Big Boss (loosely translates to heir apparent)[7]
 Saskatchewan
In Cree: Pisimwa Kamiwohkitahpamikohk
In English: The Sun Looks at Him in a Good Way

Africa[edit]

Tanzania Tanzania
  • 2011 –:
In Maasai: Oloishiru Ingishi
In English: The Helper of the Cows (literally he whom the cows love so much they call for him when they are in times of distress)[8][9]

Military ranks[edit]

 Canada
 United Kingdom
 Papua New Guinea

University degrees[edit]

Country Date School Degree
 England 1970[30] University of Cambridge Bachelor of Arts (BA)[31]
 England 1975[30] University of Cambridge Master of Arts (MA Cantab)[31]

Commonwealth of Nations honours[edit]

Order of precedence of the Prince of Wales' undress British and Commonwealth ribbons (Though it should be noted not all of these are regularly worn)


Order of the Bath (ribbon).svg Order of Merit (Commonwealth realms) ribbon.png
OrderAustraliaRibbon.png Order of Canada (CC) ribbon bar.png QueenServiceRibbon.png Order of Logohu - Grand Companion (PNG) ribbon.png
Saskatchewan Order of Merit ribbon bar 2005.svg Ribbon - QE II Coronation Medal.png QEII Silver Jubilee Medal ribbon.png Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal ribbon.png
QEII Diamond Jubilee Medal ribbon.png Ribbon - Royal Air Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.png CD-ribbon and 2 bars.png Independence Medal (Fiji) ribbon.png
PNG Independence Medal.png New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal ribbon.png New Zealand Armed Forces Award ribbon.png SCM ribbon.png

Commonwealth realms[edit]

Appointments (Shown in Order Given not Precedence)
Country Date Appointment Post-nominal letters
England Wales England and Wales 1958 – Royal Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter (No undress ribbon is worn) KG
Commonwealth realms 1973 – Personal Aide-de-Camp to Her Majesty The Queen AdC(P)
 United Kingdom 1975 – Great Master and Principal Knight of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath GCB
 Scotland 1977 – Extra Knight of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle (No undress ribbon is worn) KT
 United Kingdom 1977 – Lord of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council PC
 Australia 14 March 1981 – Knight of the Order of Australia AK
 New Zealand 1983 – Extra Companion of the Queen's Service Order QSO
 Saskatchewan 2001 – Honorary Member of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit SOM
Commonwealth realms 2002 – Member of the Order of Merit OM
 Papua New Guinea 2005 – Royal Chief Grand Companion of the Order of Logohu GCL
 Canada 18 May 2014 – Member of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada PC[32]
 Canada 30 June 2017 – Extraordinary Companion of the Order of Canada CC[33]
Decorations and medals (Shown in Order Given not Precedence)
Country Date Decoration Post-nominal letters
British Commonwealth 1953 Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal
 Fiji 1970 Fijian Independence Medal
 Papua New Guinea 1975 Papua New Guinea Independence Medal
Commonwealth realms 1977 Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal
 Canada 1982 Canadian Forces Decoration and two clasps CD**[10]
 New Zealand 1990 New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal
 Saskatchewan 2001 Saskatchewan Order of Merit
Commonwealth realms 2002 Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal
 Saskatchewan 2005 Saskatchewan Centennial Medal
Commonwealth realms 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
 New Zealand 2012 New Zealand Armed Forces Award
Awards
Country Date Decoration Post-nominal letters
 United Kingdom 2009 Royal Horticultural Society's Victoria Medal of Honour
Canada Canada 20 May 2014 Honorary Confederation Centre of the Arts Symons Medal[34]

Other Commonwealth countries[edit]

Appointments
Country Date Appointment Post-nominal letters
 Malawi 1985 – Grand Commander of the Order of the Lion

Foreign honours[edit]

Appointments
Country Date Appointment Post-nominal letters
 Finland 1969 – Commander Grand Cross of the Order of the White Rose
 Japan 1971 – Grand Cordon of the Order of the Chrysanthemum
 Netherlands 1972 – Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown [35]
 Luxembourg 1972 – Grand Cross of the Order of the Oak Crown
 Denmark 30 April 1974 – Knight of the Order of the Elephant [36] RE
   Nepal 24 February 1975 – Member of the Order of Ojaswi Rajanya
 Sweden 23 May 1975 – Knight of the Royal Order of the Seraphim RSerafO
 Ghana 1977 – Honorary Companion of the Order of the Star of Ghana CSG
 Norway 1978 – Grand Cross with Collar of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav
 Brazil 1978 – Grand Cross of the National Order of the Southern Cross
 Egypt 12 August 1981 – Grand Cross and Collar of the Order of the Republic [37][38]
 Netherlands 18 November 1982 – Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Orange-Nassau [39]
 France 1982 – Grand Cross of the National Order of the Legion of Honour
 Bahrain 1986 – Grand Cross of the Order of al-Khalifa
 Qatar 1986 – Collar of the Order of Merit
 Spain 18 April 1986 – Grand Cross of the Royal and Distinguished Spanish Order of Carlos III
 Saudi Arabia 1987 – Distinguished First Classe of the King Abdul Aziz Order of Merit
 Kuwait 1993 – Grand Cordon of the Order of Mubarak the Great
 Portugal 27 April 1993 – Grand Cross of the Order of Aviz
 Colombia 2014 – Grand Cross Extraordinary of the Order of Boyaca
 France 16 March 2017 Commander of the Order of Agricultural Merit[40]
 Romania 29 March 2017 – Grand Cross of the Order of the Star of Romania[41]
Decorations and medals
Country Date Decoration Post-nominal letters
   Nepal 24 February 1975 King Birendra Coronation Medal
 Netherlands 30 April 1980 Queen Beatrix Inaugurations Medal

Honorary military appointments[edit]

 Australia
 Canada
 New Zealand
 Papua New Guinea
 United Kingdom
Charles as Colonel of the Welsh Guards, Trooping the Colour, 2012

Non-national titles and honours[edit]

Member and fellowships[edit]

Country Date Organisation Position
 United Kingdom 1971 – Worshipful Company of Drapers Freeman
 United Kingdom 1978 – Royal Society Fellow (FRS)[58]
 United Kingdom 2000 – Royal Asiatic Society Fellow (FRAS)[59]
 England 2007 – Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales Honorary Member (FCA (Hon.)
 France 1992 – Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques foreign associate member

Scholastic[edit]

Chancellor, visitor, governor, and fellowships
Country Date School Position
 Wales Aberystwyth University Chancellor
 England 2007 Liverpool John Moores University Honorary Fellow[60]
 United States 1981 College of William and Mary Honorary Fellow
Honorary degrees
Country Date School Degree
 Australia 1981 Monash University Doctor of Laws (LLD)
 New Zealand 1981 University of Otago Doctor of Literature (DLitt)
 Alberta 1983 University of Alberta Doctor of Laws (LLD)[61]
 England 1983 University of Oxford Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
 Ontario 1991 Queen's University Doctor of Laws (LLD)[62]
 England 1998 Durham University Doctor of Civil Law (DCL)
 Scotland 2001 University of Glasgow
 Scotland 2004 Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama Doctor of Music (DMus)
 England 2007 University of Chester Doctor of Letters (DLitt)[63]
 Scotland 2004 Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama [1]
 Egypt 2006 Al-Azhar University Doctor of Philosophy
 England 2011 London Business School
 Indonesia 2012 University of Indonesia
 India 2013 Forest Research Institute Doctor of Science (D.Sc) [2]
 Romania 2014 University of Bucharest Doctorate [3]

Honorific eponyms[edit]

Geographic locations[edit]

Structures[edit]

Buildings[edit]

Awards[edit]

Species[edit]

Interest awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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