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 officially ascended the British throne following his proclamation Saturday morning in the State Apartments of St.
James's Palace in London.While he automatically became the new King of England following Queen Elizabeth II's death on Thursday, the Accession Council convened Saturday for what's considered a constitutional formality to recognize his sovereignty.
While royal protocols call for the Accession Council to gather within 24 hours of the death of the queen, there wasn't enough time to roll out those plans given the queen's death announcement came Thursday evening.The Accession Council — comprised of the prime minister, cabinet members, Archbishops and other senior public figures — met at St.Read more on etonline.com