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.
Elton John and Stephen Fry have led the celebrity tributes following the death of Queen Elizabeth II aged 96.Buckingham Palace confirmed that her majesty died on Thursday at Balmoral with her loved ones, the royal family at her bedside.News of her death came after it was announced at lunchtime that she was under medical supervision and ‘comfortable’.The Queen’s four children – Prince Charles, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York, and the Earl of Wessex – rushed to be with her in her final hours and were also joined by the Duchess of Cornwall and the Countess of Wessex.Celebrities from across the globe have paid tribute to the Queen and praised her impressive seven-decade tenure on the throne.Sir Elton John described the Queen as an ‘inspiring presence’ and said he would ‘miss her dearly’.‘Along with the rest of the nation, I am deeply saddened to hear the news of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s passing,’ he wrote.Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has died after 70 years on the throne, with her death announced by Buckingham Palace on September 8, 2022.
She died at the age of 96 surrounded by her family at her home in Balmoral, including her son and heir to the throne Charles, the Prince of Wales, and her grandsons, the Duke Of Cambridge, Prince William and the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry.Follow Metro.co.uk's live blog for the latest updates.Oh dear.
Oh my. Oh heavens. Bless my soul. Oh lor. Heck.‘She was an inspiring presence to be around, and lead the country through some of our greatest, and darkest, moments with grace, decency and a genuine caring warmth.‘Queen Elizabeth has been a huge part of my life from childhood to this day, and I will miss her dearly.’Stephen Fry wrote: ‘Oh dear.Read more on metro.co.uk