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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.

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When Will Prince Charles Become King? Everything to Know About His Accession, Coronation and More

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A new reign. After decades of preparations, Prince Charles is now the king of England.The transition began as soon as his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, died on Thursday, September 8, at age 96.“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,” Charles, 73, wrote in a statement. “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 our knowledge of respect and deep affection in which The Queen was so widely held.”The late monarch had been on the British throne since February 6, 1952, when her father, King George VI, died at age 56.

Charles was just 3 when the then 25-year-old royal became queen. He was the first child to witness his mother’s coronation as sovereign in June 1953.Elizabeth was the longest-reigning British monarch in history, while Charles was the longest-serving heir apparent ever.The queen kept her feelings about her family relatively private through the years, but she gave a heartfelt speech in celebration of Charles’ 70th birthday in November 2018.“It is a privilege for any mother to be able to propose a toast to her son on his 70th birthday,” she said at the time. “It means that you have lived long enough to see your child grow up.

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