Prince Charles becomes oldest British heir

By admin
20 September 2013

Prince Charles has become the oldest heir to the throne in British history, surpassing the previous record set by King William IV in 1830.

Prince Charles has become the oldest heir to the throne in British history.

The 64-year-old royal, who turns 65 on 14 November, has surpassed the previous record set by King William IV, who took over from his older brother King George IV in 1830, aged 64 and 310 days.

Charles recently joked he might "run out of time" to take over from his mother, Queen Elizabeth, on the throne.

He said, "I'll run out of time soon. I shall have snuffed it if I'm not careful."

Despite talking about a renovation project at the time, many interpreted his comments to be about becoming king one day.

Charles already holds the record for being the longest-serving heir apparent as he became the first in line to the British throne when he was just three years old after his mother acceded the throne in 1952.

But he may still have some time to wait as the queen is in good health at the age of 87 and her mother, Queen Elizabeth, lived to the age of 101.

However, Charles isn’t the oldest heir in history as that title goes to 83-year-old Sophia of Hanover, who, despite never becoming queen, was declared the rightful heir to Queen Anne by an Act of Settlement in 1701.

-Bang Showbiz

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