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.
Queen Elizabeth II may have only just passed but a change of power is already in effect. With Prince Charles assuming the role of King and Prince William and Kate Middleton moving up in rank, ET's royal expert, Katie Nicholl explains all the title changes expected amongst the royal in the wake of the Queen's death.«Within minutes of Buckingham Palace addressing the very sad news of the Queen's passing, we heard the first words from the new King and confirmation from Buckingham Palace that Charles will indeed be known as King Charles III,» Nicholls said. «He could've chosen to take a different name as King.
He has chosen King Charles III.»Camilla Parker Bowles, meanwhile, will go from Duchess of Cornwall to Queen Consort.The title of Queen Consort was one Queen Elizabeth said she wished for Camila to take upon her passing.«What we do know about the titles, is that King Charles has decided to be King Charles III, and we do know that we now have Queen Consort Camilla,» she explained.
Of course, the Queen used that anniversary of her accession for her 70th to make it known that it was her expressed wish for Camilla to become Queen Consort the moment the Queen's heart stopped beating.Read more on etonline.com