15 Things You Never Knew About Prince Charles

From the strange to the mundane, it probably seems like the world knows everything there is to know about Charles, Prince of Wales. After all, when your mother is the queen and you are the future king, privacy can be hard to come by. He certainly hasn’t shied away from the spotlight. His official website reports that he undertook over 600 engagements during the 2017-18 reporting year, making him the busiest royal.

Even with the world watching his every move, there may still be some things you’d be surprised to learn about the future king. These are 15 facts you might not have known about Prince Charles, including the secret society he’s belonged to for decades (no. 9).

1. A frog species is named after him

Prince Charles stream treefrog
Prince Charles at a special ceremony honoring the frog | Arthur Edwards – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Prince Charles is a champion of many different causes, including advocating for protecting the world’s rainforests. It was because of this that in 2008 Dr. Luis A. Coloma decided to name a frog species after the royal, according to Reptiles Magazine. The Prince Charles stream treefrog, or Hyloscirtus princecharlesi, is native to Ecuador.

Next: His hilarious code name

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