Prince Charles Height
5ft 9in (175 cm)
Peak height was 5ft 10in (178 cm)
The Prince of Wales.
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charlie said on 10/Jul/16
He looked 5 ft 8 in his prime. Today he looks 5 ft 7 perhaps 5 ft 6.5
Gerry said on 7/Jul/16
I've stood beside Prince Philip, if he's 5' 8" tall I'd be surprised. Same for Charles, 5"8" at the most.
said on 1/Jul/16
The swedish king is the five feet nine region and it makes sense looking at this pic with prince Charles.Click Here
Lmeister said on 16/May/16
Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden was 179cm in his youth, Now maybe 176cm. I thought he was taller like 185cm since he never looks shortish or average.
Anna said on 12/May/16
President Bush is 5'9'', the exact same height as the king of Sweden, whose height you can find in public Swedish records.
said on 6/Dec/15
Let's face it, when he and Diana were in their prime and wearing similar footwear, he was just a fraction of an inch taller than her. 5'10.5" in the morning to 5'9.5" at night in his prime. Now-a-days, 5'9". Here he is with 5'11.5" (as stated on his official presidential physical) President Bush. Bush is standing closer to the camera, and Charles is blatantly exemplifying a slouch. They look to be very similar.
What's going on here, Rob? Is Bush not a legitimate 5'11.5" to 6-footer? Do you think that he fabricated his claims? Love to know what you think Rob.
Steve said on 17/Aug/15
Prince Charles looked really short next to President Reagan. I doubt he was any taller than 5'9".
Nearly 5 10 said on 15/Aug/15
Yeah, he looks below 5' 10" today.
Vince said on 1/May/15
Almost 5 10
said on 13/Apr/15
Rob, look at him next to Michael Jackson. And on other occasions with Princess Diana. Is 5' 11" peak height possible? Or was he a lift wearer back then?
[Editor Rob: I believe a guy like him might have wore a lift...5ft 10 range and 9 today I believe.]
PJ said on 19/Mar/15
Looked 5'9 on TV next to Obama last night.
Will said on 3/Jan/15
Prince Charles is exactly 5'9" tall. 100% agree with that. No questions asked.
Vibram said on 25/Nov/14
Tom says on 16/Oct/14
What was Prince Phillip's peak height?
6ft2 / 188cm.
Can't Stop Addicted said on 10/Nov/14
5' 9" now.
Liam 176 said on 26/Oct/14
He looks 5' 9" now.
said on 8/Oct/14
Rob how tall are his brothers? They are listed 183cm on Royality pages. Do you have pages for them? I think Andrew maybe 180cm and Edward possibly the same. Next to 184cm Prime Minister David Cameron, the 180cm seems legit.
[Editor Rob: not looked at them much, but Edward kind looks in that 5ft 11 range yeah.]
Normal Norman said on 29/Aug/14
Yeah, bang on.
Spirit Level said on 11/Aug/14
5' 10" peak height. He's 1 inch shorter now.
littlesue said on 8/Jul/14
Think she sitting on a rock in the full pick!
said on 6/Jul/14
Looks 6'2 next to 5'10 Diana in his prime:
SaveUsY2J said on 27/May/14
Maybe 5'11 peak?
Almost 5 10 said on 23/May/14
A definite 5' 9" in my opinion. The question is, has he shrunk - or did he used to wear lifts?
said on 21/May/14
Prince Charles with 5ft10 Jamie Oliver: Click Here
Looks 5ft9, today.
said on 22/Mar/14
Ehy Rob, how tall would you think Gordon Brown is?
[Editor Rob: somewhere in 5ft 11 range he generally could look]
Vibram said on 8/Mar/14
5ft9.25 / 176cm today, 177-178cm peak.
maverick said on 8/Dec/13
I met prince charles. He is no way 5'10". More like 5' 8"
Pascal 5 10 said on 3/Oct/13
Alan Titchmarsh is at least 5' 7.5". He claims 5' 9" but definitely isn't above 5' 8".
ian said on 1/Oct/13
Pascal 5 10 said on 13/Sep/13
Definitely 5' 9.5". Always looks a consistent height.
said on 29/Jul/13
5' 9.5" peak.
Rob, do you think he went through a 'lift-wearing phase' when he was married to Diana? He looked considerably taller than Michael Jackson - who was no shorter than 174 cm. Mamun reckoned Charles looked at least 5' 11" when he met him!
[Editor Rob: always possible to slip a half incher, but 5ft 11 I doubt that]
Billy Boy said on 18/Jul/13
5ft10 in the morning. A very nice man.
Craig 177 said on 3/Jul/13
177 cm peak without a doubt.
175 cm today.
avi said on 19/May/13
5'9 and change
tkldge said on 16/Feb/13
in photos he looks little taller than diana both in low shoes when they were young, and he hes little shorter than carl gustav of sweden 5' 10.5, charles is maybe 5' 10 when he was young now is 5' 9.5, in photos whit george bush 5' 11 is little shorter than him. and at present day is same height that robert redford. redfor is maybe 5' 9.5, in photos is little taller than shia labeouf 5' 9. charles look shorter in photos but person from less 6' 1 looks smaller in photos and more with people higher.
Will said on 4/Jan/13
I agree that Prince Charles is 5ft 9 tall. He doesn't stand too tall though IMO.
little sue said on 27/Aug/12
In the past the Queen was always reported at 5ft 3. I would say she is under 5ft 2 now.
said on 26/Aug/12
prince charles 5' 9' the heir of the throneis an inch shorter than the average british male. his first wife Diana towered over him - explaining why she favoured flat shoes during his marriage. still, at least Camilla is only 5' 6' Their royal lownesses (Or why, at 6ft 3in, Prince William towers over his titchy royal ancestors)
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Will said on 17/Dec/11
5'8 1/2" seems about right for Prince Charles. Enough is said about Charles being 5'9 1/2"-5'10" tall.
178 said on 28/Nov/11
5' 9.5" (177 cm) peak and 5' 9" (175 cm) now.
Anyone in the 5' 9"-5' 10" range who has hang-ups with their height shouldn't... the future KING is the same height as you! Enough said.
RICHARD said on 18/Sep/11
Hmm....I've seen pics where he is shorter than George W.Bush,yet another pic he is taller than Kevin Spacey so I'll be generous and give him 5ft10 peak,now 5'9.5.
Bush is at most 5'11 now,and Spacey is 5'9.
PJ said on 6/Sep/11
Met him! He is around 5ft 5in - he looks bigger because he wears built up shoes.
BTW he is a really nice guy!
Unknown said on 12/Aug/11
@rudebehoy or whatever your username is. I guess she appeared taller in heels but her actual hight without heels is 5 ft 10 inches. She grew
Too tall to be a ballerina! So shut your mouth!
Unknown said on 12/Aug/11
Liar! Princess Diana is 5 ft 10 inchs (178 cm) and she's taller than Prince Charles
xyz said on 1/Aug/11
UK Daily mail has him at 5'9. Not sure if that is his "youthful" height or his current height after having shrunk. My impression was that always that Princess Diana was slightly taller than him.
Derek said on 30/May/11
He is about 5ft 9- 10 I saw Sir at a gathering in Hereford.
RICHARD said on 6/May/11
Both his sons tower over him,though he's in his 60s and definetly shrunk some.I'll give him flat 5'9 now considering William is 6'3 and Harry is a weak 6'2.
Charles was at most 5'10 in his youth.
starky said on 29/Apr/11
lots of video with charles and di this week and he was always taller than her regardless of her higher footwear, If she was 5ft 8 then he is at least 5ft 10
Mo Magrey said on 29/Apr/11
I met Prince Charles back in 1999 whilst I was at Britannia Royal Naval College Dartmouth and I was at parade attention when he stood in front of me and I had to look down at him. I am 6ft straight (without shoes) so 5ft 8 to 9 inches (without shoes) for Prince Charles would seem about right.
Montyguy said on 25/Apr/11
Several years ago during their tour of the Caribbean Commonwealth countries, I was introduced to Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall at a reception on Montserrat. I am just over 6 feet tall and in shaking his hand I looked down several inches at him. My estimate of his height would be 5'9" The thing I remember noticing, however, is how red and swollen his right hand was. They'd been on tour for about 2 weeks by then and God knows how many hands, less gentle than mine, he'd had to shake.
dfg said on 24/Apr/11
bush is not 5'11
176 cm said on 24/Mar/11
5' 9" (175 cm). Might have been taller in the past.
said on 7/Mar/11
176 cm said on 7/Mar/11
Prince Charles is 5' 9"-5' 9.25".
As I said on the Rod Stewart page, I compared Charles with many people to reach that estimate. These included:
6' 1" Barack Obama
6' 0.5" David Cameron
5' 11.75" Tony Blair
5' 11" George W Bush and Gordon Brown
5' 9.5" Boris Johnson
5' 8.5" Sir David Frost
5' 8" Hu Jintao and Christine Bleakley
5' 7.5" Alan Titchmarsh
Against all of which he appeared 175-176 cm.
dk said on 16/Jan/11
I also live in the UK. IN fact, I live very close to Windsor, so I think that makes me better qualified than you to comment on the Prince of Wales' height!
That said, you're probably right and he's at most 5'9.75".
said on 13/Jan/11
it's a nonsense that Charles was smaller than diana. Just this usual Diana worshipping stuff. Here a link to a picture where he is clearly taller AND she is wearing 2 inch heels
said on 26/Nov/10
Pictured with 5'8" heel-less Christine Bleakly and 6'1" Adrian Chiles: Click Here
Looks more than one inch shorter than 5'11.25 Gordon Brown too in all their photos. No more, no less than 5'9".
Cliff R said on 16/Nov/10
I dont think charles is 5ft10. Prince william absolutely towers over Charles. 5ft9 would seem more likely.
Mark said on 19/Sep/07
Just think: Charles & Diana were the same height!
JK said on 7/Sep/07
Harry and William i think are both 6'3''
Franco said on 7/Sep/07
he got **** posture when he walks, always hunching a bit.
90% of the time he looks like 181-182cm.
to conclude, i think Charles average height is 178cm most of the day and about 177cm at night.
anonymous said on 26/Aug/07
Charles is 2" taller than I. That would make him about 5' 10". Diana was maybe a smidgen over 5'11".
Anonymous said on 26/Aug/07
Ive seen him he looks about 5'11 to 6'1 to me. Hes also very thin.
LeeM said on 24/May/07
Ive met Prince Charles when he opened a residential units in Cornwall, UK and I shook his hand. Im about 5'11 and he was about an inch shorter.
Jenna said on 24/Mar/07
I have seen Prince Charles, albeit from about 15 meters distance, walking with a ton of the other royals, and I was surprised how small he was, considering he'd seemed quite tall next to Lady Diana. He didn't tower over any of the other royals, and looked a midget when near the Danish princes for instance. I'd guess he was 174-175 cms tops.
MD said on 12/Jan/07
It does help. He's looking much shorter than 5'9"/5'10", these days, but I guess he would with his age. Either way, it looks like Charle's squeezed every inch out of that side of his family that he could.
tubbs said on 11/Jan/07
My dad met Phillip in the late 80's at a ceremony where he worked MD. My dad is around the 6'1 mark, when I asked him how tall Phillip was I was expecting 6'0 plus, I was shocked when he said 5'9, 5'10 tops. He's pretty good at judging heights, and he said he couldn't believe it either as he was expecting a 6ft plus guy. It's probably to do with him being very thin, who knows, hope this helps MD!
MD said on 10/Jan/07
How tall is Prince Philip these days, BTW? He doesn't strike me as tall, and never has. I guess relative to the Queen's family he's pretty tall, but only relative.
Anonymous said on 9/Jan/07
Where do you get the idea that 5'10" is short for an aristocrat?
Until recently most of the Windsor/Saxe Coburg Gotha family (the British royal family) were fairly short. HM the Queen is only about 5' tall, Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother was even shorter. The late Duke of Windsor (King Edward VII) was about 5'6" and King George VI wasn't much taller. The current generation of which Prince Charles is a part have benefitted from the much taller Prince Philip's genes.
Austrian said on 30/Dec/06
wtf? i thought i was taller than that, over 6' easily
5'10 is short for an aristocrate
Glenn said on 2/Dec/06
Didnt someone on another page have the nerve to say he was 5-8?
Middle-sized Cat said on 5/Oct/06
Someone once told me that Prince Edward was way shorter than Charles; I once read that he was 6'3"! The truth must be in the middle...
Matt said on 8/Aug/06
Prince Charles came to my school. I'd give him a definite 5'9.5-5'10.5 ... definitely no less. I stood right next to him; I'm 5'9 exactly, and he was a bit taller .. I doubt he'd wear lifts
Nombat said on 12/Nov/05
Wait a minute !!! I saw Diana stand up and compared to Charles she was way taller than Charles and would still be taller than George Bush and even Camilla!! Camilla looks taller than Laura Bush but I think Diana would be the tallest of all of them!!!
Sean B said on 6/Nov/05
was wondering? saw Bush stand next to Charles on his visit to the U.S amd it was clear that Charle was a little taller when they stood next 2 each other thought Bush was taller!
Italian University Librarian said on 31/Oct/05
I think that such marriages are eugenic and forced marriages, and infringe human rights. But they usually give good results. Humbert II, the last king of Italy, son of King Victor Emmanuel III (154 cm) and of Queen Hélène (about 180 cm), was 186 cm tall.
Italian University Librarian said on 25/Oct/05
Many princes married, or were forced to marry, girls taller than them. In 1896 Prince Victor Emmanuel, then King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy (154 cm), married Princess Hélène of Montenegro (about 180 cm). Considering the increase in the average height of Italian men since then, I'm approximately as short as Victor Emmanuel was, so I believe that, if I were a crown prince, my parents would have forced me to marry a princess taller than Hélène.
Bill said on 21/Apr/05
And he wore lifts for the wedding in 81, but I saw him on a walkabout a few years back and 5-91/2 to 5-10 is about right.
said on 23/Feb/05
The following is a quote from the FAQ on Diana/Charles by Yvonne Demoskoff
"Diana was taller than her husband. Charles is 5' 9 1/2" tall, while Diana was 5' 10". (Other sources state that Charles was 5'10" and that Diana was 5'11".) Charles looked taller on occasion but that was either because he was standing on a step behind his wife, or because Diana was wearing flat-heeled shoes. As time went on and Diana gained more confidence, she gradually took to wearing shoes with slightly more heels"
I would agree. Diana did look to kind of stoop slightly and cock her head downwards in the earlier years of their marriage. Charles might have been 5ft 10 earlier on, but these days looks the 177cm.