The day Charles III became king – level 3


On 10 September 2022, the United Kingdom witnessed a historic event as Prince Charles ascended the British throne as King Charles III, following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.

Prince Charles was born in 1948 and he became king at the age of 73, making him the oldest person ever to ascend the British throne.

King Charles III became the head of state not only for the United Kingdom but also for 15 other independent countries. These countries include Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and several Caribbean and Pacific nations.

Difficult words: ascend the throne (to become king).

What challenges did Prince Charles face as he transitioned from Prince to King of the United Kingdom and its associated countries?


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