- Monday, August 20, 2018 2:25 PM
London, 20 August 2018 (MIA) – Prince Charles (68) is officially the longest-serving heir apparent in British history. Having been first-in-line to the throne since he was three-years-old, he has overtaken the previous record of 59 years in 2011.
But when he gets his turn, according to reports in the British press, he can rule under a different name -- just as his grandfather did, with four out of the past six monarchs adopting a different title.
As his full name is Charles Philip Arthur George, it’s thought he too could go for George.
There have been two kings named Charles in British history, but neither has a great track record.
King Charles I was the only King in English history to be tried and executed for treason following the Civil war. He was beheaded on January 30, 1649.
His son Charles II was known for his extensive extra-marital affairs and also ruled over a time of plague and the Great Fire of London.
The Guardian reported that following private talks with “trusted friends,” Prince Charles has settled on King George VII for his new title.
The BBC previously reported Buckingham Palace press spokesman Dickie Arbiter saying: “It would not just be a tribute to his grandfather, but a sort of loving memory to his late grandmother, whom he absolutely adored.” mr/14:25
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