Charles Mountbatten-Windsor has waited over 70 years to get the job he was meant to do.

Britain

The passing of his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, on Thursday has made the former Prince of Wales Britain’s next sovereign

The process of his coronation and the national period for mourning that will follow it has just begun.

Britain has entered a period in national mourning. This will continue until the Queen's funeral in approximately 10 days.

In the interim, there will be several ceremonial events, including Saturday's formal accession ceremony at St. James's Palace for King Charles III.