After a lifetime of preparation, Charles takes the throne

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 1980 file photo, Britain's Prince Charles, centre, drinks juice from a freshly-cut green coconut at Haripur village which he visited during a one-day halt in Bhubaneswar, India. Prince Charles has been preparing for the crown his entire life. Now, that moment has finally arrived. Charles, the oldest person to ever assume the British throne, became king on Thursday Sept. 8, 2022, following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. (AP Photo/Santosh Basak, File)

After a lifetime of preparation, Charles takes the throne