Charles becomes king
Charles, the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II, is now king of the United Kingdom and its Commonwealth Realms. Charles, 73, is the eldest of four children born to the queen and her late husband, Prince Philip, who died last year. Charles immediately became king upon Elizabeth’s death.
What happens when Queen Elizabeth II dies?
By the time the world knew about the queen’s death, her son Charles had already become king. Under British common law, the moment of the sovereign’s death marks the moment the heir becomes the monarch. The national anthem will again shift to “God Save the King.”
At what age did Queen Elizabeth take the throne?
Princess Elizabeth, , from London. She is joined in bidding good night to her listeners by her younger sister, Princess Margaret.
Will Camilla be Queen when Charles is king?
Will Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall become Queen? The Duchess of Cornwall, who has been married to Prince Charles since 2005, will not become Queen because the throne can only be inherited and cannot be taken by members who married into the royal family.
Who is the next Queen Elizabeth?
After Charles’ children and grandchildren, the next in line for the throne is Elizabeth’s second son, Prince Andrew, who stepped back from royal duties in 2019 amid public outrage over his friendship with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein (in February, he settled a sex abuse lawsuit with one of Epstein’s accusers for
What happens next after Queen Elizabeth passes?
The British monarchy’s rules state that “a new sovereign succeeds to the throne as soon as his or her predecessor dies.” That means Queen Elizabeth II’s eldest son, Prince Charles, became king immediately upon her death.