Charles III

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Charles III
Head of the Commonwealth
Photograph of Charles III
Photograph of Charles III in 2023
King of the United Kingdom
and other Commonwealth realms[note 1]
Reign 8 September 2022 – present
Coronation 6 May 2023
Predecessor Elizabeth II
Heir apparent William, Prince of Wales
Born Prince Charles of Edinburgh
(1948-11-14) 14 November 1948 (age 75)
Buckingham Palace, London, England
Full name
Charles Philip Arthur George[note 2]
House Windsor[1]
Father Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Mother Elizabeth II
Signature Charles's signature in black ink
Religion Protestant

Charles III (Charles Philip Arthur George Mountbatten-Windsor; born 14 November 1948) is the current King of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms[note 1] since 8 September 2022, following the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II.


  1. 1.0 1.1 In addition to the United Kingdom, the fourteen other realms are: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Grenada, Jamaica, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the Solomon Islands, and Tuvalu.
  2. As the reigning monarch, Charles does not usually use a family name, but when one is needed, it is Mountbatten-Windsor.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "The Royal Family name". Official website of the British monarchy. Archived from the original on 15 February 2009. Retrieved 3 February 2009.