Born to Rule: When Charles is King

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Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8th at the age of 96 years old, months after her Platinum Jubilee, her 70th year as the Queen of the United Kingdom. As the world remembers the longest-reigning monarch, her eldest son Prince Charles is now KING Charles III. It’s the moment he was born destined for – and at 73, he’s been waiting a long time. As one era closes, another one begins. Can Prince Charles fill his mother’s shoes? Will the people accept him as king? Is there even a place for monarchy in our modern world? In Born to Rule, NBC’s Keir Simmons talks to journalists and royal insiders who’ve followed Prince Charles for decades to help us understand this man who is now king.

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Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8th at the age of 96 years old, months after her Platinum Jubilee, her 70th year as the Queen of the United Kingdom. As the world remembers the longest-reigning monarch, her eldest son Prince Charles is now KING Charles III. It’s the moment he was born destined for – and at 73, he’s been waiting a long time. As one era closes, another one begins. Can Prince Charles fill his mother’s shoes? Will the people accept him as king? Is there even a place for monarchy in our modern world? In Born to Rule, NBC’s Keir Simmons talks to journalists and royal insiders who’ve followed Prince Charles for decades to help us understand this man who is now king.

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English


Episodes

Prince Harry's Tell-All Memoir and the Future of the Crown

1/11/2023
A lot has changed since the last episode of Born to Rule was released. After Queen Elizabeth’s death on September 8, 2022, Prince Charles became King Charles III and thereby fulfilled his destiny. But some things haven’t changed – like the relationship between Prince Harry and the rest of the British royal family. Since excerpts from Prince Harry’s much anticipated memoir, Spare, became public, the book has made headlines around the world. We’re taking a look at the impact of this bombshell...

Duration:00:35:32

Special Preview: Making Space with Hoda Kotb - Season 3

1/9/2023
Join Hoda as she continues on a journey of self-discovery and exploration of the resilience of the human spirit. This season you’ll hear from guests like motivational speaker & author Mel Robbins, country icon Wynonna Judd, and more! Listen to the first two episodes now, and follow for new episodes every Monday: https://link.chtbl.com/ms_fd_s3

Duration:00:01:15

Introducing: Murder & Magnolias

11/15/2022
As a bonus for you, we’re sharing the trailer for Murder & Magnolias, an all-new original podcast series from Dateline and Keith Morrison. The story starts with a picture-perfect couple in the land of Spanish moss and sweet magnolias. But when a hit man targets one of them, a plot driven by betrayal and murderous intent unfolds. Listen to the first 2 episodes now for free, or subscribe to Dateline Premium on Apple Podcasts. Subscribers get early access to new episodes and can listen to all...

Duration:00:02:35

Introducing: Internal Affairs

9/20/2022
As a bonus for you, we’re sharing the trailer of Internal Affairs, an all-new original podcast series from Dateline. A sudden moment of terror launches a frantic search for a costumed killer. Reported by Josh Mankiewicz, Internal Affairs is a story about bad choices, a fatal attraction and people who proudly wore badges at work -- while living lies at home. Listen to the first 2 episodes now, or subscribe to Dateline Premium on Apple Podcasts to get early access to new episodes:...

Duration:00:02:10

The Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

9/19/2022
Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb anchor an NBC News Special Report from London as the royal family and world leaders gather for the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

Duration:01:42:52

NBC News Special Report: Queen Elizabeth’s Coffin Arrives at Westminster Hall

9/14/2022
Lester Holt and Savannah Guthrie anchor an NBC News Special Report as Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin leaves Buckingham Palace, with the royal family in procession behind it, and arrives at Westminster Hall.

Duration:01:13:02

NBC News Special Report: Queen's Coffin Arrives at St. Giles Cathedral

9/12/2022
Savannah Guthrie anchors an NBC News Special Report as a hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II travels from Balmoral Castle the official palace in Scotland to St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh. The royal family, including King Charles III, take part in the procession ahead of a service honoring the queen.

Duration:00:21:32

NBC News Special Report: King Charles III Addresses Parliament

9/12/2022
King Charles III delivers remarks to the UK Houses of Parliament for the first time as monarch after receiving condolences on the death of Queen Elizabeth II from members of both Houses of Parliament. Savannah Guthrie anchors NBC News Special Report from London.

Duration:00:16:06

NBC News Special Report: Accession Council Meets to Proclaim King Charles III as Monarch

9/12/2022
King Charles III proclaimed the United Kingdom’s new monarch. This is the first time in history that the event was made public, allowing the world to witness the ancient tradition of the Accession Council meeting. TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie Anchors from London with NBC’s Keir Simmons on the significance of the event.

Duration:01:07:34

NBC News Special Report: King Charles III Addresses Nation for the First Time After Death of Queen Elizabeth II

9/9/2022
King Charles III pays tribute to his mother, Queen Elizabeth II in a televised speech to the nation. TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie reports LIVE from London.

Duration:00:22:24

NBC News Special Report: Queen Elizabeth II dies at 96, Prince Charles becomes King Charles III

9/8/2022
Lester Holt anchors an NBC News Special Report with the news of Queen Elizabeth II's death. The 96-year-old was Britain's longest reigning monarch. Remembering the Queen. Plus, Charles becomes King Charles. Keir Simmons reports from London.

Duration:00:14:55

Introducing Dateline: Missing in America

7/26/2022
As a bonus for you, we’re sharing the trailer of Dateline: Missing in America, an all-new original podcast series from Dateline. Are you the key to solving a mystery? In this podcast, correspondents Josh Mankiewicz and Andrea Canning report on perplexing missing person cases brought to Dateline’s attention by our social media followers. Each episode will focus on one person’s story, as told by those left behind. Listen carefully to the details, descriptions and clues offered by family,...

Duration:00:01:49

The Heir and the Spare

6/20/2022
During her Platinum Jubilee celebration this year, Queen Elizabeth greeted the crowds from the balcony at Buckingham Palace, dressed in bright blue with a cane in hand, at 96 years old… there’s no denying change is coming. On her left: William, Kate, and the kids. On her right: Charles and Camilla. The message was clear — this is the future of the monarchy, with Charles at the helm. In our final episode, we’re taking a look at what’s next for the royal family. From Charles to William to...

Duration:00:41:58

Power and the Palace

6/13/2022
The royal family is no stranger to controversy — and Prince Charles has often been at the center of the scandal-du-jour. What happens when he takes on the job of maintaining the monarchy’s public image… the one he’s been accused of tarnishing over the years? We’ll take a look at the more recent scandals Charles has had to manage alongside the Queen – from questions about how some of his charities raise money to his brother Prince Andrew’s settlement in a sexual abuse lawsuit, to his son...

Duration:00:33:27

Whatever "In Love" Means

6/6/2022
In 1981, the world watched as Prince Charles married the perfect royal bride: Lady Diana Spencer. Young, beautiful, and stylish, Diana breathed new life into the monarchy. But the fairytale didn’t last long. In the years that followed, Diana and Charles’s troubled marriage and bitter divorce was a constant in the tabloids, and Diana’s death in a car accident in 1997 shook the world. And through it all, Charles gained a reputation as an unfaithful husband to the “people’s princess” as he...

Duration:00:44:19

The Prince Who Talked to Flowers

5/30/2022
Prince Charles has long been seen as an eccentric - his passion for gardening and watercolor painting combined with his love of the luxurious royal life has given him the reputation of being out-of-touch with the average person. But Charles might also be considered ahead of his time - a long-time environmentalist who’s been spearheading initiatives for sustainable living for more than 50 years. Many of the prince’s ideas, at first quickly dismissed, have turned out to be prescient. We’re...

Duration:00:35:19

The End of Empire

5/30/2022
This year, Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years on the throne. At age 96, the Queen is the longest-reigning monarch in British history, and her eldest son, Prince Charles, has waited longer than any heir presumptive in British history to ascend the throne. Practically no one alive today in the UK can remember a time before the Queen. But as his moment approaches, so does widespread apprehension: Can Prince Charles fill his mother’s shoes? Will the people...

Duration:00:39:49

Introducing Born to Rule: When Charles is King

5/19/2022
This year marks Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, her 70th year as Queen of the United Kingdom. As the world prepares to celebrate an icon, the British royal establishment is working quietly behind the scenes to prepare the stage for Prince Charles to replace his mother and become King. It’s the moment he was destined for – and at 73, he’s been waiting a long time. But as his moment approaches, so does widespread apprehension: Can Prince Charles fill his mother’s shoes? Will the people...

Duration:00:01:32