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King Charles III crowned today: A look at life of UK’s new monarch

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The United Kingdom celebrates the official coronation of King Charles III and his wife Camilla, in a grand ceremony attended by world leaders. King Charles III, born on November 14, 1948, is the first-born son of the late Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. As monarch, he now reigns over the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth sovereign states, taking over the throne after the passing of his mother on September 8, 2022.

Despite being described as a “sensitive man,” King Charles III has a passion for horticulture, as evidenced by his love for tending to an organic garden at his countryside manor. He is also known for his skills as a watercolor painter and his interest in traditional countryside practices, such as hedge laying.

Although he was made the Prince of Wales at the young age of nine, his investiture was not until 11 years later. As a young man, he did not share much in common with his parents, but their relationship improved over time. He studied archaeology, anthropology, and history at Trinity College, Cambridge, in the late 1960s, before becoming a Royal Air Force (RAF) pilot. He has been conducting royal service since the late 1970s.

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