Charles, Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George; born 14 November 1948) is the heir apparent to the British throne as the eldest son of Elizabeth II. He has been Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay since 1952, and he is the oldest and longest-serving heir apparent in British history.
He is also the longest-serving Prince of Wales, having held that title since 1958. Charles was born at Buckingham Palace as the first grandchild of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. He was educated at Cheam and Gordonstoun schools, which his father, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, had attended as a child. Charles also spent a year at the Timbertop campus of Geelong Grammar School in Victoria, Australia.
Billie Shepherd has said she thought that King Charles III would give up his throne to his eldest son William. Charles was formally announced as King on Saturday 10 September, two days after Her Majesty the Queen’s death.
Discussing Charles becoming King on their podcast, sisters Billie and Sam Faiers gushed over the late monarch. “[The Queen] was 96 and, for me, it is sad but I think it should be more of a celebration of her life,” began Sam. “She made it to 96 and she was the Queen for 70 years.” Chiming in, Billie - who is currently expecting her third child - added: “She was an amazing Queen as well.” Sam went on to say how she feels like there’s going to be “so many changes” in the wake of the Queen’s passing, sparking Billie to share her expectations of King Charles abdicating the throne. “I don’t know, I thought that Charles would have handed [the throne] to William,” she said.
Disagreeing, Sam went on: “I didn’t think he would. Charles has waited his whole life for this moment.” The two former TOWIE stars went on to say that they think William, the new Prince of Wales, will go on to make an “amazing” King one day.Read more on ok.co.uk