- As the eldest child of the late Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles Philip Arthur George has now ascended the throne of Britain
- The 73-year-old had been the Prince of Wales, a title reserved for future British kings-in-waiting longer than anyone in the UK's monarchy
- King Charles III is all shades an embodiment of successes, with a military background and some special interests you may not be in the know of
Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8, 2022, Charles Philip Arthur George now addressed as King Charles III is the new monarch of Britain.
King Charles III, formerly Prince of Wales, ascended the prominent throne by virtue of being the eldest child of the late queen.
Legit.ng highlights 4 interesting facts about the 73-year-old monarch you may not know about.
1. King Charles III's early life
Born in Buckingham Palace, King Charles III is the first grandchild of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
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Like his father, Prince Phillip, he attended Cheam and Gordonstoun schools and furthered his studies at the Timbertop campus of Geelong Grammar School in Victoria, Australia.
Nairametrics reports that he became the Prince of Wales in 1969 after a term at the University College of Wales at Aberystwyth.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Cambridge.
2. King Charles III's special interests
The 73-year-old monarch has over the years been at the forefront of charitable initiatives and works.
He had in 2007 started an initiative called Mosaic. Mosaic is an initiative that offers mentoring programs to young people growing up in deprived communities.
Then in 2010, he began a Campaign for Wool to promote awareness of the environmental benefits of wool.
He consequently increased the market for British sheep farmers struggling to cater for themselves and their families.
3. King Charles III's military background
King Charles had a stint in the military before he ended his military career in 1976.
Before joining the Royal Navy, he trained as a Royal Air Force pilot, where he learned to fly helicopters, India reports.
He hung up his military boots as a commander of the HMS Bronington, a minesweeper.
4. King Charles III's estimated net worth
According to Celebrity Networth, King Charles III had a net worth of $100 million before ascending the throne.
The aforementioned media believes his net worth went up by over 500 percent given that he is now the British monarch.
Charles reportedly earned the bulk of his income from a real estate trust called the Duchy of Cornwall.
Why Queen of England has a throne in Nigeria
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported on a myth about the Queen of England having a throne in Nigeria.
Before Queen Elizabeth II, there was Queen Victoria of England, around whom there is an interesting myth among the Efik people of southern Nigeria.
As a result of the myth, a throne is reserved for the Queen of England in the West African state, up till today. The myth, according to Nigerian journalist and novelist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani in a report by BBC, is that one of the Efik's 19th Century kings was married to Queen Victoria of England, one of the predecessors of Queen Elizabeth II.