Who is King Charles III?
10 November 2022 | 10:40 am
Charles III (Charles Philip Arthur George; born 14 November 1948) is King of the United Kingdom and the 14 other Commonwealth realms. He was the longest-serving heir apparent and, at age 73, became the oldest person to accede to the British throne following the death of his mother, Elizabeth II, on 8 September 2022.
Human rights watchdogs from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus were on Friday announced the winners of the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize, with the jury criticising Russian President Vladimir Putin's "authoritarian" regime as he wages war in Ukraine.
Buckingham Palace has set a date — May 6, 2023 — for the coronation of King Charles III. The ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey in London, almost exactly 70 years after his mother's coronation.
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Truss answered questions both from the opposition and her own Conservative Party, after she reversed course on her controversial tax-cut plans.
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