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King Charles

The Rock HotelKing Charles III

Charles III, born Prince Charles of Edinburgh, has been a figure of immense public interest and royal responsibility from the moment of his birth on November 14th, 1948, at Buckingham Palace, London. As the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Charles ascended to the British throne, embodying a lifetime of preparation for the role of monarch. Charles married Lady Diana Spencer in 1981, a union that captivated the world.

Their wedding was a global event, watched by millions and celebrated across the Commonwealth. After their wedding, Charles and Diana chose Gibraltar as the starting point for their honeymoon, on 1st August 1981. 

The royal couple's choice was marked by a departure on the Royal Yacht Britannia. This decision underscored the deep ties between the Royal Family and the military, with Gibraltar providing a picturesque and secure setting for the beginning of their journey. The imagery of the newlywed Prince and Princess of Wales waving goodbye from the deck of the yacht as they set sail from Gibraltar's iconic coastline was a powerful symbol of their new life together and captured the public's imagination. The stop in Gibraltar was more than just a departure point for Charles and Diana's honeymoon; it was a moment that highlighted the enduring bond between Gibraltar and the British Crown.

He was officially proclaimed King of Gibraltar in a historic ceremony that took place on September 11th, 2022. 


Prince Charles with an ape

Prince Charles and Princess Anne with a Gibraltar Ape

Prince Charles alongside Princess Diana aboard Britannia in their honeymoon

King Charles visitor's book at The Rock Hotel

King Charles III proclaimed King of Gibraltar

King Charles III wedding