Prince Charles Becomes King At Age 73 Following Queen Elizabeth's Death

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Prince Charles is king astatine last.

The British heir apparent, who is 73, ascended to the throne pursuing the decease of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.

“The Queen died peacefully astatine Balmoral this afternoon,” the palace said Thursday. “The King and The Queen Consort volition stay astatine Balmoral this evening and volition instrumentality to London tomorrow.”

The queen, who lived to beryllium 96, reigned for an astounding 70 years. Prince William, 40, and Prince George, 9, are present archetypal and 2nd successful enactment to the throne.

Charles does not request a coronation ceremony successful bid to officially go king, arsenic helium gained the rubric instantly aft his mother’s death.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles during the authorities   opening   of Parliament astatine  the Palace of Westminster successful  2019. Charles has go  the king of England pursuing  his mother's death.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles during the authorities opening of Parliament astatine the Palace of Westminster successful 2019. Charles has go the king of England pursuing his mother's death.

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As sovereign, Charles has besides assumed his mother’s titles arsenic defender of the religion and ultimate politician of the Church of England.

He is besides present the caput of the Commonwealth, a rubric that is not hereditary, but decided upon by Commonwealth leaders.

Queen Elizabeth antecedently made it wide that it was her “sincere wish” for Charles to instrumentality implicit the title. The question was formally approved by leaders successful April 2018 aft the precocious monarch’s endorsement.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles be  the authorities   opening   of Parliament successful  2019.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles be the authorities opening of Parliament successful 2019.

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