King Charles III waited nearly his entire life to succeed his mother, Queen Elizabeth II – Copyright POOL/AFP/File Ben Stansall
Charles, who on Friday marked the first full day of his reign since the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, has been waiting all his life to take the top job.
Here are some key figures related to the new monarch.
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How many times did Charles get infected with the coronavirus. He spent a week in isolation after first testing positive in March 2020. In February of this year, he tested positive again, but there were no symptoms.
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The age at which Charles became first in line to the throne after his grandfather, King George VI, died in 1952 and his mother became Queen Elizabeth II.
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The age at which he acquired the impeccable side parting that became a symbol of his personal style.
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Number of years Charles spent with Diana Spencer after their fairy tale wedding in 1981. They broke up in 1992, and Diana blamed his affair with Camilla Parker Bowles for the breakdown of the marriage. They divorced in 1996.
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A series of letters dubbed the “black spider memos” sent by Charles in spider type to Tony Blair’s government in 2004–2005. In the messages, Charles urges the government to take action on issues ranging from inadequate military equipment to the plight of the Patagonian toothfish.
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How many years has Charles owned his venerable Aston Martin DB6 convertible, which he converted in 2008 to run on bioethanol derived from wine and cheese.
His eldest son, Prince William, used the car to leave Buckingham Palace with his new wife after their 2011 wedding.
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The number of years that a clothing company in Worcester, central England had to wait for the £453.15 ($527 in today’s money) debt of King Charles II in the 17th century for army uniforms to be paid.
The prince, who became Charles III on Thursday, returned the money in 2008 minus interest.
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Tons of CO2 emissions produced by Charles and Camilla for the year ending March 31, 2019, the latest year for which they provide records.
The environmentalist King has been criticized for his liberal use of private jets.
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The number of people who have benefited to date from the Prince’s Trust, which Charles set up in 1976 with Royal Navy severance pay to help disadvantaged youth.
It is also the amount of a donation to charity that Charles reportedly accepted from the family of the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks, Osama bin Laden, in 2013.
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The number of followers of Charles and Camilla on Instagram. By comparison, Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge, have 13.9 million.