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How old is Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, heir to the British throne? Queen Elizabeth II dies...

Prince Charles’ mother became queen when he was only three after the death of his grandfather King George VI in 1952.

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prince Charles, known as the Duke of Rothesay while in Scotland, takes part in a roundtable with attendees of the Natasha Allergy Research Foundation seminar to discuss allergies and the environment, at Dumfries House in Cumnock, Scotland, Britain, September 7, 2022. Jane Barlow/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

Prince Charles has been first in line to the British throne since 1952, and is the oldest and longstanding heir apparent to the British throne.

Charles is also the longest-serving Prince of Wales, having held the title since 1958.

Who is Prince Charles?

As the Prince of Wales, Charles undertakes official duties on behalf of his deceased mother, the Queen. He founded The Prince’s Trust in 1976, and is a patron, president or member of over 400 other charities and organisations.

He married Diana Spencer in the summer of 1981, though the couple would eventually divorce in 1996. Charles later wed Camilla Parker Bowles.

He is the father of Princes William and Harry and is also a grandfather. Among his many philanthropic and environmental endeavors are the Prince’s Trust and the Prince’s Rainforest Project.

How old is Prince Charles?

Charles was born at Buckingham Palace in London, during the reign of his grandfather George VI, on November 14, 1948. He celebrated his 73rd birthday on 14 November 2021.

He was the first child of parents Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh, and Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He was also the first grandchild of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.

His mother became queen when he was only three after the death of his grandfather King George VI in 1952.

After the death of his grandfather and the accession of his mother as Queen Elizabeth II in 1952, Charles became her heir apparent.

As the monarch’s eldest son, he automatically took the titles Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles and Prince and Great Steward of Scotland.

Queen Elizabeth II dies

The Queen has died aged 96, Buckingham Palace has announced.

“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and the Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow,” Buckingham Palace said.

Who will inherit the throne after death of Queen?

On her death, the Queen’s eldest son and heir, Charles, the former Prince of Wales, has become King of the United Kingdom and 14 Commonwealth realms.

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