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.
The national anthem will be sung with its new lyrics on Friday 9 September at a memorial service for The Queen. As a new monarch is ushered in, the lyrics of the anthem will change to reflect the new King, Charles III.The lyrics to the national anthem will change from “Queen” to “King” and “her victorious” to “him victorious” to mark that King Charles III has now taken over as monarch. “God Save The King” was a patriotic song first publicly performed in London in 1745, which came to be known as the National Anthem at the beginning of the nineteenth century.
The new lyrics are as follows: “God save our gracious King! “Long live our noble King! “God save the King! “Send him victorious, “Happy and glorious, “Long to reign over us, “God save the King.” On official occasions, only the first verse is sung.
However there is a second verse which is as follows: “Thy choicest gifts in store “On him be pleased to pour, “Long may he reign. “May he defend our laws, “And ever give us cause, “To sing with heart and voice, “God save the King.” The first official rendition of God Save the King will be sung at the service taking place today at St Paul’s Cathedral.The anthem is also expected to be sung at the Kia Oval on Saturday as the England v South Africa Third Test Match resumes.Read more on ok.co.uk