King Charles spent several decades preparing for the throne. His rule promises to be the opposite of that of the mother.

LONDON - In the millennium-long history of the British royal family, no heir has prepared for the crown more than King Charles III.

Mother ascended the throne on a Thursday following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, fulfilling a destiny laid

out at the age of three to become monarch in 1952. Charles' beloved wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has the title

Elizabeth was crowned at the age of 27, with Charles 73 years older than any other monarch in British history.

Charles is now a post-colonial group of 54 major Commonwealth nations comprising 2.4 billion people. 

Heads of state in 15 of those countries include Canada and Australia. The death of the queen is likely

o spark debate about having previously ditched her former colonial observers in the Caribbean and elsewhere.

Controversies and family drama put a seven-decade wait for the new king. What type of sovereign would follow

the Queen's quiet, widely popular reign has long been debated. The king is a millionaire by birthright. Defenders say she remained

the hardest-working royal, tireless campaigner for charitable causes, fought for protection before issues became fashionable,

earning ridicule in a world that didn't wake up to the looming crisis of global warming. The Queen was the most popular royal,

with 75% liked, according to pollster YouGov's running tracker, Charles is liked by 42% and 24% disliked by the British public.

Pundits say the mutually treacherous marriage to Princess Diana and the royals did not sympathize with her death in 1997. 

Others say a no-no for non-political royals because of the openly political positions held by them and

a dramatic departure from their fearless mother. The controversy surrounding his stance is no secret to the new emperor.

He said in the speech, you must have noticed at the time, made a habit of sticking the head over the parapet,

 usually to indicate that it is shot. Potentially complicating his opinion in January 2014 is the UK has a constitutional monarchy,

different from the absolute monarchy type that wields undemocratic political power in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states.

They have no real direct political power. They would appoint governments, reopen parliament after recess

and approve new laws. All those rubber-stamping ceremonial work so far has raised no question that the

Prince Charles Crown might try to interfere. If this happens then there will be a very serious political crisis.