A new monarch. Prince Charles succeeded the British throne in September 2022 upon the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” Buckingham Palace announced. “The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”Though Charles has yet to be officially coronated, he is now the ruling monarch of the U.K.
and its commonwealth. His wife, Duchess Camilla, is the queen consort. (The queen confirmed in February 2022 that Charles’ second wife would get the title when he took over.)“The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty the Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family,” he shared in a statement just hours after his mother’s passing. “We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mother.
I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms, and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.”He continued: “During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by her knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which the Queen was so widely held.”Charles, the oldest of the queen and the late Prince Philip’s four children, has spent his entire life preparing to one day succeed the throne amid Queen Elizabeth’s historic 70-year reign.Read more on usmagazine.com