King Charles III, Britain's new monarch
Charles Philip Arthur George, eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II was proclaimed as the King of the United Kingdom in a ceremony at the St James's Palace, London on 10 September 2022. Before becoming the King he was known as the Prince of Wales.
The new monarch of the United Kingdom is proclaimed at St James's Palace in London, in front of a ceremonial body known as the Accession Council.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
Head of the Commonwealth :
- King Charles is now officially the Head of the Commonwealth .Commonwealth is an association of 56 Independent countries .
- He is also now the Head of State of 14 countries namely; Australia, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Grenada, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea, St Christopher and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, New Zealand, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION -
- Prince Charles has now become Britain's monarch, and his son William has been made Prince of Wales and William's wife, Catherine, Princess of Wales.
Charles said he was given the position by his mother, Queen Elizabeth, in 1958 when he was just nine years old.
Formerly Prince of Wales, Charles is the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II. He was born in 1948.
Charles married Lady Diana Spencer on 29 July 1981, they have two sons, William and Harry.
Princess of Wales Diana was killed in a car accident in Paris in 1997, later Charles married Camilla Parker on 9 April 2005.
Charles will be succeeded by his eldest son, Prince William.
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