MISE À DAY
Here are some important dates in the life of King Charles III who succeeded his mother Queen Elizabeth II.
- 14 November 1948: birth at Buckingham Palace of His Royal Highness Prince Charles Philip Arthur George of Edinburgh, second in line to the British throne
- February 6, 1952: death of his grandfather, King George VI. His mother becomes Queen Elizabeth II. At age 3, he became the direct heir to the throne.
- April 1962: entered Gordonstoun boarding school in Scotland
- July 1, 1969 : crowned Prince of Wales by his mother in a televised ceremony at Caernarfon Castle
- 1970: Graduated from Cambridge University
- 1971-1976: Enlisted in the Royal Navy, British Navy
- July 29, 1981: Marriage to Lady Diana Spencer in a ceremony at St. Paul's Cathedral in London watched by some 750 million viewers worldwide. She becomes Princess of Wales.
- June 21, 1982: Birth of Prince William
- September 15, 1984: Birth of Prince Henry (nicknamed Harry )
- December 9, 1992: official separation from Diana
- August 28, 1996: divorce is pronounced from Diana who remains princess of Wales.
- August 31, 1997: death of Diana in a car accident in Paris. Charles insists that she be buried with royal honours.
- April 9, 2005: marriage to his longtime mistress Camilla Parker Bowles at Windsor Town Hall.
< li dir="auto">September 8, 2022: Prince Charles becomes King Charles III after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II