Who is King Charles III of England?

Who is King Charles III of England?

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Charles III has been King of England since 20 months - he acceded to the British throne on 8 September 2022, in the age of 73, following the death of his mother.

He is the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, former Duke of Edinburgh.

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In British history, he is the longest-serving heir to the throne and also the oldest when he took office.

Age of King Charles III of England

King Charles III was born on 14 November 1948 at Buckingham Palace, Westminster, London; he is now 75 years old.

History of the King of England Charles III

Charles III is King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, as well as 15 other sovereign states - called Commonwealth realms - and their territories and dependencies. He is also the head of the Commonwealth of Nations (an organization of 53 states), the Supreme Governor of the Church of England, the Duke of Normandy, the Lord of Man and the Paramount Chief of Fiji.

In 1958, Charles Philip Arthur George was enthroned Prince of Wales - a title traditionally given to the eldest son or grandson of the reigning monarch. He then assisted Queen Elizabeth II in her official functions.

He also uses other titles depending on where he sits such as Duke of Rothesay, by right of the Duchy of Cornwall (in Scotland or England).

He is the longest-serving Prince of Wales (64 years).

On the death of his father, Prince Philip, on 9 April 2021, Charles of Wales became Duke of Edinburgh. His father had held the title since November 1947.

He acceded to the British throne on September 8, 2022, on the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II - at the age of 73 - and became King Charles III.

Family of the King of England Charles III

King Charles III married Lady Diana Spencer on July 29, 1981 at St Paul's Cathedral, in London.

After their separation in 1992 and the death of Diana on August 31, 1997, he married Camilla Parker Bowles, on April 9, 2005, at Windsor Guildhall, Windsor.

Children of King Charles III of England

King Charles III has 2 children:

  • Prince William, Prince of Wales, heir to the British throne and eldest son of King Charles III and Diana Spencer: born June 21, 1982 (41 years old).
  • Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and youngest son of King Charles III and Diana Spencer: born 15 September 1984 (39 years old).

Grandchildren of King Charles III of England

King Charles III has 5 grandchildren:

  • Prince George of Wales, eldest son of Prince William and Kate Middleton: born July 22, 2013 (10 years old).
  • Princess Charlotte of Wales, daughter of Prince William and Kate Middleton: born May 2, 2015 (9 years old).
  • Prince Louis of Wales, youngest son of Prince William and Kate Middleton: born on April 23, 2018 (6 years old).
  • Archie Mountbatten-Windsor (Archie Harrison), son of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: born May 6, 2019 (5 years old).
  • Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor (Lilibet Diana), daughter of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: born June 4, 2021 (3 years old).