Following the passing of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, Charles, Prince of Wales, ascended to the throne as the new King of England. As the longest-serving heir to the throne in British history, King Charles has been in the public eye for decades. Let’s take a closer look at the life of the new monarch.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, King Charles has an estimated net worth of $400 million. This includes assets such as the Duchy of Cornwall, a vast estate that generates an annual income of over $30 million. Additionally, he receives an annual allowance from the government to cover his official duties as the Prince of Wales.
The young commander Prince Charles on Board the HMS Bronington in 1976. The prince sported a bead during that time 😉 pic.twitter.com/GrHj4LWl4w
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King Charles was born on November 14, 1948, which makes him 74 years old at the time of his ascension to the throne. He will become the oldest monarch to be crowned in British history, surpassing the record previously held by William IV, who was 64 when he ascended to the throne in 1830.
Wife Camilla Parker Bowles
King Charles’ wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, has been a controversial figure in British history. The two first met in the early 1970s and began a relationship, but their affair was publicized in the media in the 1990s, while Charles was still married to Princess Diana. After Diana’s death, Charles and Camilla rekindled their romance and eventually got married in 2005.
"The escort, under the command of Lt. Col. Andrew Parker-Bowles… Prince Charles and Lady Diana stayed with him and his wife Camilla in Wiltshire on two occasions… So they're among friends as they ride along the Mall." 🙄pic.twitter.com/aQbbNIOfvi
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King Charles has had a long and distinguished career in the public eye. He served in the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force before embarking on a career in public service. He is known for his advocacy on environmental issues and is the patron of many environmental organizations. He has also been active in the arts, serving as a patron of the Royal Shakespeare Company and other cultural institutions.
King Charles has two children from his first marriage to Princess Diana: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. He also has three grandchildren: Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. With Camilla, he has no children, but she has two children from her previous marriage.
King Charles has lived a long and interesting life, and his ascension to the throne marks a new chapter in British history. With his wealth, experience, and dedication to public service, he is sure to be a formidable and influential monarch. As the world watches him take on this new role, it remains to be seen what changes and developments will come with his reign.