ROYAL VISIT: 20 fascinating facts you probably don't know about Prince Charles

HRH Prince Charles is coming to Wigan next week to visit The Old Courts, Uncle Joe's Mint Balls' factory and Wigan Little Theatre.

Friday, 29th March 2019, 8:27 am
Updated Friday, 29th March 2019, 9:33 am
Prince Charles as a baby

Here's 20 fascinating facts about the Prince that you probably don't know ...

HRH first official visit abroad was to Malta when he was five years old
While at school The Prince played the piano, trumpet and cello

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The Prince does not eat lunch
HRH favourite tea is Darjeeling with honey and milk
The Prince was given the title Keeper of the Cows by the Masai in Tanzania in 2011 to recognise his work as a farmer
The Prince is affiliated to 18 military regiments
The Prince is a keen painter and had a watercolour displayed in the Royal Academy 1987 summer exhibition after it was submitted anonymously
In 1975 The Prince became a member of the Magic Circle after passing his audition with a cup and balls trick
The Prince made a cameo appearance on Coronation Street in 2000
The Prince made a cameo appearance in popular comic The Beano alongside The Duchess of Cornwall in 2013
The Prince has been the heir apparent since he was three years old and is the longest serving Prince of Wales
The Prince has visited nearly 100 countries around the world
The Prince is a qualified jet and helicopter pilot
In 1975, as an accomplished diver, The Prince spent 47 minutes underwater examining the wreck of the King Henry VIII flagship
The Prince is an author. He wrote The Old Man of Lochnagar, based on stories he used to tell his younger brothers growing up
The Prince has presented the weather forecast on the BBC
In 1980 The Prince rode in the Ludlow steeplechase and finished second
The Prince has a frog named after him: Hyloscirtus Princecherlesi or Prince Charles Magnificent Tree Frog
The Prince was given the title Mal Menaringmanu (High Chief) when he visited the Pacific Island of Vanuatu in 2018
The Prince has his own brand of whisky, Barrogill, through the North Highlands initiative