Prince Charles had a near-death experience in 1971 during his trip to Africa with Princess Anne.

In the book “Charles, Prince of Wales,” author Anthony Holden described how the prince has a taste for adventure and thrills. And during in his early 20s, Prince Charles’ military career took him back to the Bahamas and Papua New Guinea.

During his Kenyan safari trip with Princess Anne, the heir to the throne was almost attacked by a rhino while he was lying helpless in his sleeping bag. “This experience had left the Prince of Wales for another taste of an African safari,” he wrote.

But this wasn’t the only time that Prince Charles had a close encounter with death. He was also involved in an avalanche that swept down a mountain in the Swiss resort of Klosters where the royal party was skiing. Prince Charles wasn’t hurt during the incident, but he joined the other members of the royal party in searching for Major Hugh Lindsay after the latter was caught in the thick snow.

Eyewitnesses said that, at that time, Prince Charles looked distressed while being carried off a slope by a second helicopter. The helicopter pilot was also quoted as saying that Prince Charles was seen weeping.

In 2001, Prince Charles broke his shoulder bone when he fell off the horse during a fox hunt. The dad of two was thrown to the ground after his horse took an unexpected jump during his ride.

According to Holden, Queen Mother once talked about the things that Prince Charles experienced because he was such an adventurer.

“If there was anything left to discover in the world, Charles would have been an explorer,” she once said.

In related news, Prince Charles also made headlines this week after he was seen in the United States attending the wake of former President George H.W. Bush. According to Harper’s Bazaar, the future King represented Queen Elizabeth II at the funeral because she couldn’t make it.

Prince Charles reportedly sat beside former Prime Minister John Major and behind German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The Obamas, Trumps, Clintons, and Carters sat in the front row.