How will King Charles III differ as a monarch?

King Charles III expected to ‘slim down’ monarchy

Prince Charles waving
Prince Charles with Rishi Sunak on a walkabout in south London in May to meet young people supported by The Prince’s Trust Kickstart scheme
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The reign of King Charles III has begun following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, at the age of 96, but it’s been revealed that Charles has been practising for the role for some time.

The new King was holding weekly audiences with the then prime minister David Cameron when he was heir to the throne, reported The Times. The former Tory PM said that Charles, as the Prince of Wales, “held meetings with him so that he could prepare for the role and think about how he would conduct himself,” the paper said.

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