UK Island, frog, aircraft carrier: named for King Charles
People, places, animals or even vehicles had to give their name to the new King Charles III. Here are the top ten examples.
Prince Charles Island
Uninhabited and with a very cold climate, the world’s 78th largest island is located in the Nunavut territory in northern Canada. The 9521 km2 island was first discovered by a trawler in 1932, then rediscovered by an Air Force photographic squadron in 1948 and named after the newborn prince.
Born on May 2, 2015, the daughter of Charles’ eldest son William, the now-heir to the crown was named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana in tribute to her parents and Queen Elizabeth II. Under a 2011 change in the law on succession, his younger brother Prince Louis, born in 2018, cannot succeed him.
Prince of Wales Glacier
Located in the Queen Elizabeth Range, the Antarctic Glacier is about 18 kilometers to the north. It was christened by the New Zealand tour conducted in 1961-1962.
Prince Charles the Frog
Discovered in 2008 in specimens collected for the museum, the frog species Hylosquirtus princelaceae, discovered in Ecuador, was named in recognition of Prince’s work to protect virgin forests and fight deforestation.
The New King’s honesty has gone down in history for what he described in 1984 as a ‘vile carbuncle’ to the National Gallery in London, which led the museum to revise its plan. The ‘Carbuncle Cup’ is the architectural prize awarded by Building Design magazine to the ugliest building constructed in the UK in the last 12 months.
Charles founded the Society in 1976 by withdrawing his £7,500 from the Navy. It aims to restore confidence and motivation to disadvantaged youth by providing them with training, sponsorship and scholarships. The the foundation Helped more than a million young people find their careers.
Prince Charles Cinema
The only independent venue in London’s Leicester Square, a hotspot for British cinema releases, the Prince Charles Cinema regularly hosts karaoke versions of films such as “The Sound of Music”, “Grease” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”. Come in disguise. The establishment was originally a theater, before becoming a pornographic cinema, and held the record for the longest run on the “Emmanuel” bill.
HMS Prince of Wales
The aircraft carrier, launched in 2017, is similar to HMS Queen Elizabeth. Both ships are the largest warships in British history. The 65,000-ton ship can carry 36 F-35B fighter jets and four Merlin helicopters. It was grounded and returned to Portsmouth at the end of August due to technical problems, including “significant damage” to the propulsion propeller.
Locomotive no. 2007 Prince of Wales
Britain’s most powerful steam locomotive is set to enter service in 2025. A £6 million publicly funded project recreates a locomotive from the 1930s. Charles was a strong supporter of the project and named the engine to mark its 65th anniversary.
Royal Trek, Nepal
The Royal Trek is named after Charles and his entourage explored the route in 1980. The route, which connects Pokhara to the Annapurna region, can take four to nine days and climb up to 2200 meters. There is a belvedere called “Charles Point” in the South East of Nepal from where one enjoys an impressive panorama of Everest.
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