King Charles III, who is the oldest person in British history to ascend the British throne at the age of 73 years, became heir apparent when he was just a three year old toddler

Born on November 14, 1948 in Buckingham Palace as the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, King Charles III became heir to the throne when his mother was proclaimed Queen on February 6, 1952

The then Prince, as Heir to the Throne, took on the traditional titles of the Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay ,Earl of Carrick, Baron Renfrew, Lord of the Isles, and Prince and Great Steward of Scotland

Besides being the oldest person in British history to be named monarch, King Charles III was also the longest serving heir to the throne

He was the first British heir to earn a university degree after having graduated with a 2:2 Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from the University of Cambridge on June 23, 1970

Moreover, King Charles III was also the first heir apparent to attend school rather than be educated by a private tutor

The king has a great taste for fine music and knows to play various instruments like cello, piano, trumpet.

He holds a host of patronages from some of the country’s popular orchestras including the Royal Opera House, the Royal Philharmonic and the English Chamber Orchestra

He has penned several books that reflects his vision of lifestyle and is also an accomplished painter as some of his works had been exhibited at Windsor Castle and Royal Academy

A competitive polo fighter and an expert angler, King Charles III built Poundbury which was in accordance with his love for traditional architecture

Besides being a qualified armed forces pilot, an avid gardener with a fondness for organic farming, King Charles III even had a species of Ecuadorian tree frog  named after him as a way of honouring his rainforest conservation work