Charles’ official new title is finally clear

According to the BBC, the moment Queen Elizabeth II died, the British throne passed immediately to her heir, son Charles. The new monarch will reign as King Charles III, according to Variety. The Royal Family’s Twitter account released a statement from His Majesty the King. In the statement, the King said: “My family and I are comforted and strengthened by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection that the Queen was so widespread.”

Reuters reports that the 73-year-old king is the “oldest monarch to ascend the throne”. Charles faces many challenges as he rules after his beloved mother. One battle King Charles III faces is his wife Camilla. The King’s second wife is a polarizing figure as she and Charles had an affair during his marriage to Princess Diana. The new king must also continue to reckon with the alleged feud between sons William and Harry.

Yahoo! Royal Editor-in-Chief Omid Scobie reported that sources close to the royal family told him Prince Harry wanted to give an account of his brother. The friend said: “Many lines have been crossed by William. He has been at the center of a number of painful moments, whether it be the actions of his own staff or returning when support was needed. It was a dark time and one that, until now, William was unprepared to come out with.” The friend noted that William was furious that his brother was publicly airing the family laundry. Perhaps the reign of King Charles III is helping the boys settle down to reconcile.

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