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.
GB News stars have reacted to King Charles' announcement as he made Prince William and Catherine, the Prince and Princess of Wales.His Majesty made his first public address as the reigning monarch, following the death of his beloved mother, Queen Elizabeth II, who died aged 96 on September 8.Charles, 73, spoke to the United Kingdom and overseas territories where he is King as he paid tribute to his mum while also addressing his two children, Prince William and Prince Harry.READ MORE: King Charles teary-eyed in first public speech with emotional tribute to QueenBefore his accession, Charles was known as the Prince of Wales while Queen Camilla opted not to use the title in honour of his ex-wife, Diana, the Princess of Wales.Addressing the nation, the sovereign said of his eldest son: "With Catherine beside him, our new Prince and Princess of Wales will, I know, continue to inspire and lead our national conversations, helping to bring the marginal to the centre ground where vital help can be given."Moments later, while appearing on GB News, David Starkey said: "What it really is, the position of Prince of Wales since the first World War since the future Edward VIII has been conferred by full investiture as it was with Prince Charles, himself.You can leave your tributes to Queen Elizabeth II here."Are we allowed a little humour on this occasion?
That extraordinary service that was put together by Anthony Armstrong-Jones with that preposterous crown and whatever."The question will be, do we want an investiture?
It's a unique situation that we've got an old King and a fully adult heir who has not been created Prince of Wales."He continued: "What we could be confronted with is a coronation and an investiture. "Now I imagine if.Read more on dailystar.co.uk