King Charles III – Early Life, Marriages, Coronation

King Charles III, the 62nd British monarch to serve in the past 1,200 years, ascended the throne on September 8, 2022, following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. At 73, the oldest heir in British history was officially proclaimed king two days later in a ceremony at St. James’s Palace near Buckingham Palace, making him the oldest person to assume the title.

The youth of King Charles III

Born on November 14, 1948 at Buckingham Palace, Prince Charles Philip Arthur George was the first child of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip and grandson of King George VI. On February 6, 1952, at the age of 3, he became heir apparent when his mother ascended the throne.


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