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Prince Charles Will Be the Oldest Person to Be Crowned King of England

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The waiting game continues.

Prince Charles has set a record—though it's hardly anything to brag about. The 64-year-old will be the oldest person to be crowned in British history when he eventually succeeds his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. Per The Telegraph, the previous record-holder, William IV, became king in 1830 at the age of 64 years, 10 months and five days.

Duchess Camilla's husband already holds the record of being the longest-serving heir apparent, having been first in line to the throne since he was 3.

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Luckily, the Prince of Wales has developed a sense of humor regarding his longstanding position of second in line to the throne. At his birthday party in November 2012, the father of two was asked if he's tired of waiting of waiting to be crowned.  "Impatient? Me? What a thing to suggest!" he replied. "Yes, of course I am. I'll run out of time soon. I shall have snuffed it if I'm not careful."

Prince William is currently second in line to the throne, followed by his son, Prince George. The infant's July 22 arrival bumped Charles younger son, Prince Harry, to fourth position.

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Charles' mother, now 87, has been head of the monarchy since 1952. Now 87, she still appears to be in good health. It's not surprising, however, given that the Queen Mother died at the age of 101.

Don't worry, Charles—your turn will come soon enough.

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