Kyiv and Sevastopol: Cities Britain’s new king has visited in Ukraine

Kyiv and Sevastopol: Cities Britain’s new king has visited in Ukraine

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The world says goodbye to the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and welcomes His Majesty King Charles III to the British throne.

Ukrinform invites you to take a look at links between the new king and Ukraine. This is a selection of photos from the agency's funds, taken during the three-day historic visit of the then Prince of Wales to Kyiv and Sevastopol in 1996.

Then Charles laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Eternal Glory Park, talked with residents of a nursing home. Apart from Kyiv, at that time the heir to the British throne went to Sevastopol, where he visited the Balaklava battlefield and the British Memorial.

Prince of Wales Charles in Eternal Glory Park, Kyiv, 1996. Photo credit: Valeriy Solovyov

Photo credit: Valeriy Solovyov

Prince of Wales Charles (in the centre) in Eternal Glory Park, Kyiv, 1996. Photo credit: Valeriy Solovyov

Prince of Wales Charles during the wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Kyiv, 1996. Photo credit: Valeriy Solovyov

Photo credit: Valeriy Solovyov

Prince of Wales Charles greets the conductor of the military band in Eternal Glory Park, Kyiv, 1996. Photo credit: Valeriy Solovyov

Prince of Wales Charles shakes hands with Kateryna Levyschenko in a nursing home, Kyiv, 1996. Photo credit: S. Dolzhenko

Prince Charles meets with nursing home staff, Kyiv, 1996. Photo credit: S. Dolzhenko

Prince of Wales Charles, the eldest son of the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Elizabeth II, took on the name King Charles III after the death of the Queen.

Charles, 73, has been next in line to the throne for seven decades – the longest wait in the history of the British monarchy.

Read also: President offers condolences on death of Queen Elizabeth II

Britain’s new monarch was born on November 14, 1948, at Buckingham Palace in London during the reign of his maternal grandfather, George VI. He became the first child of Princess Elizabeth, who was crowned when Charles was four years old, and Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in British history, died at the age of 96 on September 8.

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