Prince Charles, Waiting To Be King, Will Soon Be on Pension

The heir apparent turns 65 Thursday.

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Prince Charles in July 2013.

Correction appended Nov. 13, 2013.

The longest waiting heir apparent to the throne in British history will have to settle for a government pension for now.

Prince Charles is readying his paperwork to claim his pension when he turns 65 on Thursday, the Associated Press reports. The Prince of Wales is entitled to $175 a week for his service in the Royal Navy and voluntary contributions he’s made in the past — but palace officials say he’s giving the money to charity for elderly people.

Dubbed “The Forgotten Prince” by TIME in October, Prince Charles is the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II, 87. He became a grandfather this year when his son Prince William and wife Kate Middleton had their first child.

He’ll spend his birthday Thursday in India and then at the meeting of the Commonwealth heads of government meeting in Sri Lanka.

[AP]

Correction: This article originally called George Prince Charles’ son. William is Charles’ son.

14 comments
mandycat
mandycat

Wait.  Don't you first have to have an actual job before claiming a pension?  I'm confused.

Openminded1
Openminded1

Who really cares, he is worth billions and you morons are talking about him getting a pension. The pompous ass should donate his pension to a needy person every month for the rest of his pompous life. This is the same moron that left Diana for the old crap faced Camilla . What is wrong with this moron , he feel more secure with a women no other male would be interested  in?

robertholt72
robertholt72

Sure think Time could have used a more flattering picture of Prince Charles on it's recent cover.

orly
orly

i find it amusing to imagine, an office some where and in that office is a stack of papers,

and nestled between, impoverished old woman, renting a room somewhere, and mentally disabled janitor, begging for a few scraps in order to get by is an application written in a fine handwriting signed by the prince of wales with an address pointing to some castle.


MatthewSackel
MatthewSackel

Um, his son is Prince William... Just sayin'.

nowiz
nowiz

Yep  sack  Noah Rayman, knows sweet FA about the royal family.

JmFay
JmFay

His son is Prince William.  His grandson is Prince George.

goerizal
goerizal

@Openminded1 you are just bitter camilla dropped you because 'there is not much there' as the innkeeper's wife described it in Les  miserables.

FuzzyPotato
FuzzyPotato

@Openminded1For a person with a screen name like openminded, you're clearly closed to literacy.  Did you read the article?  Especially the part that said "but palace officials say he’s giving the money to charity for elderly people"?  Or did you just spout off without bothering to RTFA?

Openminded1
Openminded1

@goerizal @Openminded1 Who is bitter, she never dropped anyone, she has had all the dropping done to her. Are you on drugs or just a moron?.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@FuzzyPotato @Openminded1 My site name is meant to be ironic, cartoon man. yes i read the RFTA, palace official say, did you read that part fuzzy. I would like to hear it from him, not some PC  palace staffer paid to say the wright thing. On till then he is the spoiled rich pompous ass , he and his dad and mom have always been.