Charles III

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Charles III in 2015 (then Prince of Wales)

King Charles III (Charles Philip Arthur George; born 14 November 1948) is the King of the United Kingdom and various other countries where the UK monarch is head of state. He was the eldest son of Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and held the heir apparent's title Prince of Wales from 1958 until 2022.

Charles has been married to Queen Consort[1] Camilla since April 2005. His previous marriage to Diana, Princess of Wales ended with divorce in August 1996. From his first marriage he has two sons, William and Harry.

William's three children are George, Charlotte and Louis. Harry's two children are Archie and Lilibet. Changes were made to the rules of succession, prior to Charlotte's birth, giving daughters and sons equal precedence, so Charlotte comes immediately after her older brother George, whereas her great-aunt Princess Anne came after her younger brother's Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.

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  1. A queen consort is not a ruler in her own right and is not in line to rule. Once King Charles is no longer king, Queen Consort Camilla will no longer hold that title.