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 has outlined to the British people and the world what the next steps are following the death of Queen Elizabeth II at 96 on Thursday.
On Friday, Buckingham Palace shared an official release from His Majesty noting that the king has declared a «period of royal mourning be observed from now until seven days after The Queen's funeral.»Naturally, the next few days will be filled with tradition and protocol.
Here is what the Palace has officially outlined thus far: A date has not been given for Queen Elizabeth's funeral but the king said it would be «confirmed in due course.» Of the official mourning period, the king declared it would last until seven days after the to-be-announced funeral.Read more on etonline.com