It’s no secret that when Queen Elizabeth ends her reign as monarch, her eldest child is next in line for the throne. In 2018, the longest-standing British ruler, 94, issued a formal request for the Commonwealth Heads of Government to appoint her son Prince Charles as her successor. So, it’s really official.
“It is my sincere wish that the Commonwealth will continue to offer stability and continuity for future generations and will decide that one day the Prince of Wales should carry on the important work started by my father in 1949,” she said during an official Buckingham Palace meeting.
But, until then, what exactly are his royal highness’s duties? We’re breaking down all of the deets.