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At 73, Charles Is Finally King

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  • Charles, 73, has waited decades to become king and is the longest-serving heir in British history.
  • He is the eldest of four children born to the queen and her late husband, Prince Philip.
  • When his mother assumed the throne at age 25, he became Britain’s heir apparent at age 3.
  • Charles’s titles include Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay and Earl of Carrick.

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