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.
Charles has become King and is expected to deliver a televised address in honour of his beloved mother, Queen Elizabeth II, who died at the age of 96 on Thursday.The Prince of Wales, 73, is the nation's longest-serving heir apparent, having been so since he was three years old, and is now reigning as monarch.
Charles, who will now be known as His Majesty rather than His Royal Highness, will immediately turn his hand to matters of state as sovereign, lead the nation in mourning and is expected to deliver a televised address in honour of his beloved mother.
He will meet the Prime Minister, confirm funeral plans, and tour the UK with his wife, Camilla, who is now the Queen Consort and has the title of Queen, in the coming days.Read more on ok.co.uk