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.
The Prince's style and title in full: His Royal Highness The Prince Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester, Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles, Prince and Great Steward of Scotland, Royal Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Extra Knight of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Member of the Order of Merit, Knight of the Order of Australia, Companion of the Queen's Service Order, Royal Chief Grand Companion of the Order of Logohu, Member of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, Aide-de-Camp to Her Majesty[need quotation to verify]
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 and the plague. The name Charles III is also associated with the Jacobitepretender, 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, although the Prince has denied discussing a regnal name.
^ abCurry, Bill (11 November 2009). "Governor-General embraces military uniform". The Globe and Mail. "Prince Charles, George VI's grandson, was at Ms. Jean's side in Ottawa, also wearing a green Canadian Forces army uniform as lieutenant-general of all three services of the Canadian Forces."
^ abThe London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 52834. p. 2581. 13 February 1992. Retrieved 18 June 2012. Appointment ceased with effect from the raising of the successor, merged regiments (ultimately this occurred in 1994 - effectively the appointment was transferred to the new units).
^ abcdThe London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 52834. p. 2581. 13 February 1992. Retrieved 18 June 2012. With effect from 14 February 1992 less Royal Gurkha Rifles and the Highlanders where the new appointment was upon the raising of the new regiments (ultimately this occurred in 1994).