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 II has paid tribute to his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, at Westminster Hall as he addressed Parliament, where he seemed to fight tears.
The new monarch thanked the Speakers for their addresses and paid tribute to “the late sovereign, my beloved mother, the Queen”.
Here is the speech and response to the condolences made in Parliament, in full by King Charles III: “My Lords and Members of the House of Commons: “I am deeply grateful for the Addresses of Condolence by the House of Lords and the House of Commons, which so touchingly encompass what our late sovereign, my beloved mother the Queen, meant to us all.Read more on ok.co.uk