The new king, Charles, who is 73, had been the Prince of Wales — the title reserved for future British kings-in-waiting — for longer than anyone else in the history of the United Kingdom’s monarchy. With the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, her first son Charles has ascended the throne to officially becoming King Charles III.
He thinks Charles will approach his throne in the same manner as his mother did when she served as queen, Julian Payne says who previously served as press secretary to then-Prince Charles.
“He, like his mother, takes the view that this is about duty and service,” Payne said. “You do your duty. You provide the service to the nation when you’re asked to do it. You don’t seek it out, you don’t try and get hold of it, but when it comes to you, you take on that role, and you try and do it to the best of your ability.”
King Charles III released a statement on Thursday in which he expressed his sorrow over the passing of his mother.
“The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family,”.
Charles has been the first modern successor to the British throne in many aspects, including the fact that he attended school rather than receiving private tutoring at the palace and later completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at Cambridge.
The young prince later served in both the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy, spending the 1970s aboard a number of vessels.
The ladies he has shared his public life with have had a significant role in shaping Charles’ life in various ways. Finding a woman and bearing children was the boy-who-would-be-most king’s important responsibility from an early age.
Charles’ reputation was so damaged after Diana died in a car accident in Paris in 1997 that many people questioned if he would ever be king at all. The prince didn’t come out from beneath the cloud until he had established himself as a loving parent to his two sad sons over a period of years.
Prince Charles focused his attention on the various charities and other causes he’s supported, not all of them very popular movements in their day, after his life partner and prospective heirs were determined.
Through his charitable efforts, he has continued to be a fervent supporter of causes ranging from environmental protection to community empowerment. More than 400 nonprofit groups have benefited from the Prince of Wales’ support as their patron or president.
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