King Charles III became the monarch of the U.K. on September 8, 2022, after the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II, due to old age. He had been the Prince of Wales and heir apparent for the longest time in the history of Britain, as he was born on November 14, 1948. He was the first person to become King at the age of 73.
Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, now known King Charles III, was the first heir apparent who was not home schooled. He was also the first royal member to attend college. He studied at Trinity College, Cambridge between the years 1967 to 1970. He got a degree in history, archeology and anthropology. He has always shown a keen interest in the environment and organic farming.
Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer on July 29, 1981, in a grand ceremony in London, England. They had two children together: Prince William, who is now the Prince of Wales, a title his father held before he became the King of Britain and Prince Harry. Charles and Diana had problems and separated in 1992. They got divorced in 1996.
Prince Charles married Camilla Parker Bowles in 2005. They were married in a civil ceremony at Windsor Guildhall. Although Charles and Camilla met about 35 years ago, Charles married Diana, who was 13 years younger. Although Camilla faced a lot of scrutiny and pressure, Britishers accepted her as his wife and Queen Elizabeth designated her as Queen Consort.
Through his youth as well as when he was Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, he took a deep interest in the environment and organic farming methods and more in his vast estates. He was also a strong advocate and brought climate change to the forefront. He has also spoken of trimming the monarchy.
King Charles III has taken his place as the monarch of Britain after the end of the mourning period of Queen Elizabeth II. He chose his royal cypher which is CIIIR, where C stands for Charles, R for Rex and the III is seen in the middle of the monogram.
Charles III sculpted image will also appear on British pence and pounds. In December 2022, 50 pence coins will appear with a new image. The Royal Mint released images that show the portrait of King Charles III facing left, as per British tradition, in the opposite direction of his mother’s image.
The first franking stamp incorporating the Royal cypher dates to 1901, introduced by Edward VII, who was instrumental in setting up the Court Post Offices in Buckingham Palace.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 27, 2022
The cypher was introduced at a time when the Monarch was seen by very few people, to create identity. pic.twitter.com/IIMMmeTpNx
The sculpted image of Queen Elizabeth II on coins and currency notes faces right. The Royal Mint has depicted the royal family of Britain from more than 1,100 years, documenting monarchs beginning from Alfred the Great to Charles III, to date.