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Thursday Sep 29 2022
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King Charles III knows his time on throne may be short

By
Web Desk
King Charles III knows his time on throne may be short

Royal historian Marlene Koenig says Charles - the oldest person to become king in British history- is like a "caretaker" of the throne for the future.

The Britain's new monarch, 73, knows his reign will last a fraction of the time of Queen Elizabeth II's but will carry out his duty to ensure the throne is there for future generations.

Charles was only three-year-old when Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne in 1952, making him her heir apparent throughout her 70-year reign.

But given his age, Koenig, said:  "He knows that his time is shorter," Koenig said, comparing Charles' reign to his mother's. "But he's gonna do the best that he can."

"He is and he knows he is a caretaker for the next generation," she added, referencing Charles' son and grandson, Prince William and Prince George, are both first and second in line to the throne respectively.