5 things to know about Britain’s Prince Charles

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Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch in British history and an icon instantly recognizable to billions of people around the world has died aged 96, Buckingham Palace announced on Thursday.

Charles, 73, succeeds as king immediately, according to centuries of protocol, beginning a new, less certain chapter for the royal family after the queen’s record-breaking 70-year reign.

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Frank Talk Now brings to you 5 quick facts about the new king:

  1. He is the eldest son of the queen.
  2. Charles and Camilla tied the knot on April 9, 2005.
  3. Charles talks to plants
  4. He has outspoken views on architecture, which prioritize the traditional over the modern.
  5. Charles has a sporty past.