Born to Rule: When Charles is King


Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8th at the age of 96 years old, months after her Platinum Jubilee, her 70th year as the Queen of the United Kingdom. As the world remembers the longest-reigning monarch, her eldest son Prince Charles is now KING Charles III. It’s the moment he was born destined for – and at 73, he’s been waiting a long time. As one era closes, another one begins. Can Prince Charles fill his mother’s shoes? Will the people accept him as king? Is there even a place for monarchy in our modern world? In Born to Rule, NBC’s Keir Simmons talks to journalists and royal insiders who’ve followed Prince Charles for decades to help us understand this man who is now king. read less

Our Editor's Take

The death of Queen Elizabeth II was a shocking event worldwide. Born to Rule: When Charles is King is a podcast examining the man who has succeeded her—her eldest son, Charles.

Charles III was the heir presumptive to the throne for 70 years. And in that time, he became one of the most influential but controversial figures in the United Kingdom. But who is this man? What is his vision for the United Kingdom moving forward?

These are the questions that Born to Rule: When Charles is King aims to answer. Though Charles has been a public figure for a long time, much about him is still unknown. This is especially true regarding his personality. He is a man who is cautious about whom he allows to get close to him.

Born to Rule: When Charles is King is about attempting to understand the psyche of the former Prince of Wales. Many know of Charles' love of the environment and royal traditions. But how can he help to heal a fiercely divided Britain?

Born to Rule: When Charles is King has an excellent host leading the way. Keir Simmons is a veteran English journalist. He has been working in news for almost three decades. Simmons is currently the international affairs correspondent for the Today show. He has also filled in on NBC Nightly News and MSNBC as an anchor.

The new reign of Charles III is a historic moment. Born to Rule: When Charles is King is here to help listeners understand the intricacies of this significant moment.

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