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 III gave the second moving speech of his reign so far on Saturday morning, as he was officially proclaimed as the new monarch.
While Charles stepped into his new role immediately after the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday afternoon, Saturday morning's ceremony is seen as the moment when he was officially given the position.Taking place less than 24 hours after Charles gave a moving national address, the Privy and Accession Councils saw the new King give a speech and sign a series of oaths and orders, alongside council members including Queen Consort Camilla and the new Prince of Wales, William.
Read the full text of Charles' speech below... For all of the latest updates, sign up for OK!'s Royal newsletter. "My Lords, Ladies, and Gentlemen. "It is my most sorrowful duty to announce to you the death of my beloved Mother, The Queen. "I know how deeply you, the entire Nation – and I think I may say the whole world – sympathise with me in the irreparable loss we have all suffered. "It is the greatest consolation to me to know of the sympathy expressed by so many to my Sister and Brothers and that such overwhelming affection and support should be extended to our whole family in our loss. "To all of us as a family, as to this kingdom and the wider family of nations of which it is a part, my Mother gave an example of lifelong love and of selfless service. "My Mother’s reign was unequalled in its duration, its dedication and its devotion.Read more on ok.co.uk