Who is King Charles III? Fox Nation delves into the past life and future legacy of Britain’s new monarch
NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles!
As the legacy of Queen Elizabeth II’s 70-year reign transitions into a new era of leadership under King Charles III, Fox Nation has taken viewers behind the past, present and future legacy of the UK’s new monarch in a special episode to mark the momentous event. ascension to the throne.
A sensational figure for years – magnified by his ornate marriage to the late beloved Princess Diana in 1981, followed by a tumultuous marriage that ended in divorce in 1996 after Charles’ extramarital affair with the current Queen consort Camilla Parker Bowles – the new king has always been in the spotlight.
Despite his checkered history, Charles took on a new title he was destined to bear following the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II on September 8, leaving Britons wondering what lies ahead for the royal family and the UK’s image. United before the world.
KING CHARLES III AND QUEEN CONSORT CAMILLA ‘DEEPLY AFFECTED’ BY SUPPORT AFTER QUEEN ELIZABETH II’S DEATH
Fox Nation’s special digs deeper into the new monarch’s past and his isolated childhood, where analysts criticize him as “shy” and “sensitive”, much to the dismay of his father, the late Prince Philip.
“From birth he must have been prepared to be a suitable monarch for Britain,” said British journalist Jonathan Sacerdoti.
The preparation began as he watched his mother’s coronation in 1953 and – as a toddler at the time – became heir to the throne.
“From the start, [he was] likely to see royals, country and duty take his mother away from him,” Sacerdoti added.
While the late Queen Elizabeth II’s sense of duty sometimes strained her relationship with her son, her relationship with the Queen Mother, his grandmother, remained strong.
As the special exploresanother difficult relationship with his father, however, perpetuated his isolation.
QUEEN ELIZABETH II’S 70-YEAR REIGN ENDS, KING CHARLES III TAKES THE THRONE
“He was very shy and very thoughtful as a child,” said Majesty Magazine editor Ingrid Seward. “He was shy and, what Prince Philip wanted, was a brave big son,” she added.
Philip, in an effort to “toughen up” the young prince, eventually sent him to boarding school, which further strained their relationship in the process.
But the difficult relationships would not end with childhood for Charles.
After attending university, joining the Royal Air Force, starting a charity and suffering from a strained relationship with Camilla during his younger years, Charles, 32, married Diana Spencer, 19, after a six-year whirlwind romance month.
“[The wedding] was rushed and put under pressure,” royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams said.
WHO IS QUEEN CONSORT CAMILLA PARKER BOWLES? A LOOK AT THE WIFE OF KING CHARLES III
The marriage, shaped by the births of Princes William and Harry – as well as Diana’s suspicions that Charles had never given up on his love for Camilla and Charles’ eventual affair with the current Queen Consort – ultimately came to an end. by a divorce 15 years later.
“It meant the nation had heard a confession of adultery by the heir to the throne,” Fitzwilliams added.
The country finally learned to accept the couple and they married years later in 2005.
Now the duo are embarking on their next chapter as King and Queen consort of the United Kingdom, starting a new chapter for the British monarchy.
For more on King Charles III’s past life, current rise, and analysts’ predictions of his future legacy as reigning monarch, visit Fox Nation today.
fox nation programs are viewable on demand and from your mobile device app, but only for Fox Nation subscribers. Go to Fox Nation to start a free trial and watch the vast library of your favorite Fox News personalities.