Publisher: World Heralds
Author: Eric M Turnbull
No heir has waited for the crown longer than King Charles III. Elizabeth was crowned at 27, Charles is 73, older at ascension than any other monarch in British history.
Charles ascended to the throne Thursday after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, fulfilling a destiny placed upon him at age 3, when she became the monarch in 1952.
Charles’ wife is Camilla. She is the Duchess of Cornwall. Now Camilla has the title of queen consort.
Charles is also now head of the Commonwealth, a postcolonial group of 54 countries comprising 2.4 billion people. He is head of state in 15 of nations — including Canada and Australia
Prince Charles qualified as a helicopter pilot in 1974 before joining 845 Naval Air Squadron, which operated from the Commando carrier HMS Hermes.
He was educated at Cheam and Gordonstoun schools. Then at the Timbertop campus of Geelong Grammar School in Victoria. Earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Cambridge..
In 1981, Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer, with whom he had two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry.
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