The Death of Queen Elizabeth II: Live Updates

With the death of Queen Elizabeth II, her son, Charles, immediately became king.

Here’s what we know about the estate of the British royal family.

King Charles

Born: November 14, 1948

What there is to know: First in the line of succession, Charles was the oldest British monarch in waiting; he has been the heir presumptive since he was 3 years old. As chairman of the Prince’s Trust and the Royal Shakespeare Company, and chairman or patron of more than 400 charities, the Prince of Wales is the first royal heir to earn a university degree.

More Key Parents: Diana, Princess of Wales, to whom he was married from 1981 to 1996. They had two children together: Princes William and Harry.

Diana died in 1997 following a car accident in Paris, along with her boyfriend Dodi Fayed and driver Henri Paul.

In 2005, the Prince of Wales married Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge

Born: June 21, 1982

What there is to know: Prince William, successor to the throne after his father Charles, obtained the highest degree – Masmer d’Arta – of all members of the royal family. He served in the military from 2006 to 2013, participating in more than 150 helicopter search and rescue operations.

More Key Parents: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, whom he married in 2011. The couple have three children together: Prince George, 9; Princess Charlotte, 7; and Prince Louis, 4.

The family live in Adelaide Cottage, a four-bedroom property in the grounds of Windsor Castle, Berkshire, around 40km from London. The Cambridges’ London residence, Kensington Palace, will remain the family’s primary residence, however, a royal source told CNN in August.

Prince George of Cambridge

Born: July 22, 2013

What there is to know: When Prince George arrived, he became the third heir to the throne. If he becomes king after the reigns of his grandfather Prince Charles and his father Prince William, George will be the 43rd monarch since William the Conqueror.

But for now, he continues to perfect his education: George currently attends Lambrook School near Windsor with his younger sister, Charlotte and younger brother, Louis.

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