A look back at the life of Britain’s King Charles

STORY: [3-way splitscreen of Charles over the years. Left as black and white baby/toddler, middle as young boy or young man, right as old man]

A look back at the life of Britain’s King Charles

Date: Nov. 14, 1948

Charles is born in Buckingham Palace as the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

Date: June 2, 1953

A four-year-old Prince Charles waves from the Buckingham Palace balcony at his mother’s coronation

It would be another 70 years from this moment until his own coronation in 2023

Date: 1957

Charles was the first heir to go to school and university

He was educated at Cheam School, Gordonstoun School and Cambridge University

Date: July 1, 1969

Charles' investiture as the Prince of Wales took place in 1969 at Caernarfon Castle

"I, Charles, Prince of Wales, do become your liege man of life and limb, and of earthly worship and faith and truth I will bear unto thee, to live and die, against all manner of folks."

Date July 29, 1981

Charles married Diana Spencer at St Paul’s Cathedral before welcoming their sons, William and Harry

Charles and Diana were divorced in August 1996

Charles married Camilla Parker Bowles in 2005 in a civil ceremony in Windsor

Date: September 8, 2022

Charles’s mother, Queen Elizabeth, died at her home in Scotland aged 96

Charles, 73, automatically became king of the UK and head of state of 14 other realms