Pictured left to right: King Charles III (the United Kingdom’s current reigning monarch); Queen Elizabeth II (the previous reigning monarch; she passed away in September 2022); Prince Louis; Catherine, Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge; Princess Charlotte; Prince George; and Prince William, Duke of Cornwall and Cambridge (next in line to the throne).
Pictured left to right: King Charles III (the United Kingdom’s current reigning monarch); Queen Elizabeth II (the previous reigning monarch; she passed away in September 2022); Prince Louis; Catherine, Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge; Princess Charlotte; Prince George; and Prince William, Duke of Cornwall and Cambridge (next in line to the throne).
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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom, also called the U.K., consists of a group of islands off the northwest coast of Europe. These include England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

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