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Key dates in the life of Charles, Britain's new king

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Britain Queen Elizabeth New King
Britain Queen Elizabeth New King
Britain Queen Elizabeth New King
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Posted at 4:25 PM, Sep 08, 2022

LONDON (AP) — Charles, Britain's new king, was born on Nov. 14, 1948 at the royal estate at Sandringham, first child of then-Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

In 1969, he was formally invested as the Prince of Wales.

He married Lady Diana Spencer in a spectacular royal wedding televised around the globe in July 1981, and had two sons — William and Harry — in the next three years.

He and Princess Diana separated in 1992 after allegations that Charles had a long-term affair with Camilla Parker Bowles.

They divorced in 1996, and a year later Diana was killed in a Paris automobile accident.

Charles married Camilla in 2005, and became king upon the death Thursday of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.