Prince Charles declared King of England

Prince Charles 

Prince Charles 

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Following the death of Queen Elizabeth Alexandra Mary II on Thursday, Prince Charles Philip Arthur George has been declared the King of England.

Punch Metro reported that Queen Elizabeth II died at age 96, following a declining health condition.

The royal family had gathered at her bedside in Balmoral Castle in Scotland following her unhealthy condition before her death was finally announced by the family.

Buckingham palace confirmed that Prince Charles, the Queen's eldest son, will ascend the throne of his late mother.

The statement read: "The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.

"The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow."

Buckingham Palace also confirmed that Charles’s regnal name - his official title while serving as monarch - will be King Charles III.

According to The Independent UK, there have only been two Kings to be known as King Charles. King Charles I is best known for being overthrown by Oliver Cromwell in 1645 and was beheaded in 1649.

While King Charles II, Charles I son, was popular when the monarchy was restored in 1660, his time as King is considered unlucky as both the Great Plague and Great Fire of London happened during his time on the throne and he was unable to produce a legitimate heir.

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