Being king is no walk in the park. From daily public appearances to serving as a patron for charities across the country, and being the face of the royal institution, King Charles III takes on multiple roles. Among these roles, there’s one that stands out — that of a grandfather. King Charles III is a proud grandfather to five unique and adorable grandchildren, each with their own personalities and interests.
About King Charles III
Born on November 14th, 1948, to Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip, Charles had a somewhat unconventional royal upbringing. Unlike the norm of private tutoring, he attended an actual school and later pursued studies in archaeology, anthropology, and history at Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1969, he became the Prince of Wales. In 1977, he met Lady Diana Spencer, setting a course for a significant chapter in his life. Their marriage was a high-profile event, and it resulted in two children – Prince William and Prince Harry. However, their relationship faced challenges and eventually ended in divorce in 1996.
King Charles III’s Children
Prince William, the elder son, is married to Catherine, Princess of Wales, and they have three children. He’s actively involved in various charitable endeavors, particularly focusing on mental health and conservation. Prince Harry, the younger son, married Meghan Markle and has pursued charitable work and launched initiatives like The Invictus Games.
King Charles III’s Grandchildren
Between William and Harry’s kids, there are five grandchildren to the King, each with their own stories. Prince George was born on July 22nd, 2013, and he’s known for his outdoor spirit. He served as a Page of Honor during his grandfather’s coronation. Princess Charlotte, who was born on May 2nd, 2015, is already showcasing a strong sense of tradition and a charming sense of humor. The youngest son, Prince Louis was born on April 23rd, 2018, and is often noted for his playful antics and special bond with his grandfather. Prince Archie was born on May 6th, 2019, and he represents a new chapter for the royal family. The youngest, Princess Lilibet “Lili” Diana, born June 4th, 2021, carries the legacy of her grandmother’s name.
Succession in Line
The line of succession after King Charles III is a complex one. Prince William, followed by Prince George and Princess Charlotte, takes precedence. Then, it’s Prince Louis, Prince Harry, Archie, and Lilibet. As King Charles III wears his many hats, being a grandfather remains one of the most heartwarming roles he embraces.
When summer rolls around, we’re all naturally drawn to spending more time outdoors and wanting to have fun family times doing a picnic, going on hikes, and more. But how do you make this experience truly enjoyable for the whole family? If you want to have an awesome time and not binge on all of the bad food, here are some things to do!
Plan Ahead of Time
It’s very easy to go for all of the unhealthy options when you go on a picnic. Especially, if you just stop by the store and get a bunch of highly processed foods. However, things don’t have to be this way! With some planning ahead of time, you’ll be able to have an amazing picnic spread with healthy foods. Great options to bring with you are olives, tomatoes, hummus, cucumber, carrots, and fresh fruit. You can prepare the veggies by cutting them in the form of sticks and cleaning up apples, and other such fruit that needs some parts removed, so they can be enjoyed immediately. You can also make salads and Spanish omelets, and get delicious feta cheese.
Keep the Picnic Food and Family Chilled
We all know that some summer days can get extremely hot. That’s why it’s important to keep both the food and your family members cool. Wrap all food items very well in bags or put them in containers. Put icepacks around all of the food to keep it fresh for longer. Another great tip to try is freezing some partially full water bottles the night before and putting them between all of the food items. This way, your food will stay cool and you’ll also be able to drink nice, cool water.
Swap the Drinks
If you want to stay cool but don’t want to drink plain water, you can opt for sparkling water with some lime or lemon. Adding citrus fruit to your water will make it much tastier and it’ll make you feel refreshed and cool. Chop some limes, lemons, oranges, or whatever else you want, and put them in a sealed bag or container. Keep them cool with the hack we mentioned before and enjoy your nice cold drink at your picnic!
The Beauty of Nature
While you’re enjoying your picnic, you can also look for some tasty additions for your spread. If you have never done foraging before, you should look for nettle, garlic mustard, dandelion, ransoms (wild garlic), cleavers, and elderflower (in late May). You can bring home all of these and incorporate them into the meals you’ll be making for the next week. You’ll have so much fun with the kids and other family members if you even make it as a game and see who can find the most things. At the end of the day, you will have a bunch of full bellies, fun memories, and lots of stories to tell!