Charles, Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George; born 14 November 1948) is the heir apparent to the British throne as the eldest son of Elizabeth II. He has been Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay since 1952, and he is the oldest and longest-serving heir apparent in British history.
He is also the longest-serving Prince of Wales, having held that title since 1958. Charles was born at Buckingham Palace as the first grandchild of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. He was educated at Cheam and Gordonstoun schools, which his father, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, had attended as a child. Charles also spent a year at the Timbertop campus of Geelong Grammar School in Victoria, Australia.
King Charles has undertaken one of his first tasks as monarch, meeting with Prime Minister Liz Truss.The in-person audience with the new prime minister, who is still in her first week in the role, came shortly after Charles, 73 , returned to London from Balmoral, where he was at his mother's side as she died.The meeting comes just days after the late Queen Elizabeth II welcomed Truss to Balmoral as she took up the role of prime minster on Tuesday.
While a period of national mourning lasting 10 days has officially begun, royal protocol dictates that Charles is to be thrown into official duties as Monarch.
Together with Camilla, who is now Queen Consort, Charles returned to London on an RAF jet on Friday afternoon. The couple were then greeted by huge crowds chanting 'God save the King!' outside Buckingham Palace.Read more on ok.co.uk