Long an uneasy prince, King Charles III assumes the role for which he was born.

Charles, Queen Elizabeth II's eldest son and a man born into privilege. 

succeeded to the throne on Thursday after serving as the assigned successor. 

 for the longest time in British aristocracy history. 

As King Charles III, he will become sovereign of the world's most significant constitutional monarchy. 

The head of the most illustrious British monarchy, and a symbol of stability in a turbulent country.

Charles has grown from an awkward, self-conscious young man. 

Into an unhappy middle-aged husband with a personality. 

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