Facts About King Charles III Of the UK

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By Ada Kohli
Published Sep 10, 2022

Hindustan Times

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King Charles Philip Arthur George will ascend the throne after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II

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Here are a few facts about the new monarch of the United Kingdom

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He became the first heir to the throne to attend his mother's coronation in 1953

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He was the first heir to the throne who was sent off to school rather than being home tutored at the palace

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King Charles III then went on to become the first heir to earn a university degree as he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cambridge University

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After spending a term at the University of Wales at Aberystwyth where he learned Welsh, King Charles received the title of the Prince of Wales in 1958

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He married Lady Diana Spencer at St. Paul's Cathedral in London in 1981 and they had two sons, Prince William and Harry

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However, Charles and Diana announced their separation in 1992 and formally divorced in 1996. He then married Camilla Parker Bowles in 2005 after Princess Diana's death

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In 2018, he walked Meghan Markle down the aisle at her royal wedding with Prince Harry at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle as her father couldn't attend the ceremony

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King Charles III is the oldest person to take the British throne at the age of 73

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