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What Will Happen If (Or When) Prince Charles Assumes The Throne?

What will happen in the UK when Charles is crowned king? The next British monarch will bring major changes to the country, which hasn't seen a new ruler since 1953. That year, Queen Elizabeth II officially ascended to the throne after her father, King George VI, passed in 1952. Since then, she's become England's longest-ruling monarch - and Charles has become the oldest heir to the throne. 

When Queen Elizabeth passes, Charles will instantly become the king, and his new duties will start immediately. On the evening of Queen Elizabeth's passing, her son will address the nation and then tour the country. A top-secret plan for Charles's coronation will also go into effect. The entire British royal family will see big changes, including new titles, new land holdings, and a new line of succession.

But will Charles adopt the name King Charles III or take a new royal name? Will Camilla be queen? Will Kate step into Diana's shoes as the new Princess of Wales? There's a lot to learn about what will happen when Charles becomes king.