Charles Has Now Waited Longest to Ascend Throne
So ... congrats?
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 21, 2011 8:23 AM CDT
This photo taken on April 6, 2011 shows Britain's Prince Charles during a visit to a synaguogue in Fez. AFP APHOTO / ABDELHAK SENNA   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Prince Charles may be just No. 10 when it comes to good-looking royals, but he's No. 1 in another area: being next in line to the British throne. He set the record yesterday, at which point he had been the heir apparent for 59 years, two months, and 14 days, the AP reports. Charles, 62, overtook King Edward VII, who waited 59 years, two months, and 13 days to succeed Queen Victoria. And Charles' mum, Queen Elizabeth, is 85 and still kickin', so who knows how much longer he'll have to wait.