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KING Charles and Queen Camilla’s love story has been anything but conventional.

The pair dated for a short time before marrying other people, divorcing, and finally tying the knot three decades after they first met.

Who is King Charles?

King Charles is the son of the late Queen Elizabeth II.

He was four years old when his mother was crowned.

He was educated at Hill House in West London, Cheam Preparatory School in Berkshire, and Gordonstoun in Eastern Scotland.

The royal became the King of the United Kingdom when his mother died on September 8, 2022.

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How old is King Charles?

King Charles is 74 years old and was born on November 14, 1948.

He was the Prince of Wales for more than 60 years and became the Duke of Edinburgh on his father's passing before becoming King.

When King Charles was the Prince of Wales he made extra efforts to involve himself in Welsh culture – learning the language and visiting Wales every summer.

When did King Charles marry Lady Diana Spencer?

King Charles married Lady Diana Spencer on Wednesday, July 29, 1981.

They tied the knot at St Paul’s Cathedral, in a traditional Church of England wedding.

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It was estimated to have been watched by a global TV audience of 750 million, and the UK had a national holiday on the day.

However, the couple famously split in 1992 and finalised their divorce in 1996.

The couple had two children during their marriage – Prince William, who was born in 1982, and Prince Harry who was born in 1984.

Diana tragically died in a car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997.

The People's Princess suffered fatal injuries in the crash, which happened in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris.

Her companion Dodi Fayed and driver and security guard Henri Paul were also killed in the crash.

When did King Charles marry Camilla Parker Bowles?

King Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles' highly-publicised romance began as many do – at a party.

They were introduced in 1971 by Charles’ college girlfriend Lucia Santa Cruz and quickly bonded over their love of polo.

They started dating almost immediately and attended a number of polo matches together.

However, when King Charles left for the Royal Navy they split up, and Camilla got engaged to Army officer Andrew Parker Bowles.

Camilla and Andrew tied the knot in 1973, and they had two children together, Tom Parker Bowles and Laura Lopes.

Their love didn’t last and they divorced in 1995, with Camilla going on to marry King Charles in a civil ceremony in 2005.

Why did King Charles walk Meghan Markle down the aisle?

King Charles walked Meghan Markle down the aisle at his son Prince Harry's wedding after her dad Thomas pulled out of the ceremony,

Kensington Palace announced the decision on May 18, 2018, the day before the wedding.

The US actress' dad Thomas Markle pulled out of the ceremony after undergoing heart surgery.

Meghan's mum, Doria Ragland, had largely been tipped to walk the bride down the aisle at St George's Chapel, but Kensington Palace revealed it would instead be her future father-in-law to do the honours.

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At the time the statement from Kensington Palace said: "Ms Meghan Markle has asked His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to accompany her down the aisle of the Quire of St George's Chapel on her Wedding Day.
"The Prince of Wales is pleased to be able to welcome Ms Markle to the Royal Family in this way."

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