Charles, the Prince of Wales, becomes King Charles III amid the condolences for Queen Elizabeth. The longest-serving monarch in British history, Queen breathed her last at her Scottish Highland retreat on Thursday. She was 96.
• Charles is the eldest of the Queen’s four children
• Prince William will likely become the heir apparent
• Camilla, wife of Charles, could become Queen consort
King Charles III
Charles, Prince of Wales, becomes King Charles III at 73. He is the third king with this name. The first King Charles ascended the throne in 1685. But his wife, Camilla, wasn’t granted the status of Queen. She will continue to hold the title of princess consort. But Queen Elizabeth said that she hoped Camilla would be known as Queen Consort when Charles became king.
What Is The Line Of Succession?
With Charles becoming the king, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, will become the Prince of Wales/Duke of Cornwall, and his wife, Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales. The heir apparent gets the title of ‘Prince of Wales. It was held by Charles, now King. The next in line are the sons of Prince William and Kate Middleton – Prince Gorge (9), and then Princess Charlotte (7), and Prince Louis (4).
What Is The Status Of Prince Harry And Prince Andrew?
Prince Harry, who has stepped back from royal duties and now lives in the US with his wife, Meghan Markle, is fifth in line to the throne. Prince Andrew, the second son of the Queen, is eighth in line to the throne. He had to step back from royal duties due to his controversial friendship with Jeffery Epstein, a convicted sex offender.