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Charles III of Britain
Fictional Character
The Two Georges
POD: c. mid-1760s
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: Great Britain
Religion: Anglican
Occupation: Monarch
Parents: King Edward IX (presumed)
Relatives: King Edward VIII (grandfather?)
House: House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Charles III was the King-Emperor of the British Empire at the end of the 20th century. His titles included King of England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, the North American Union, Australia, and New Zealand, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India and the African Possessions, Lord of Gibraltar, Malta and Cyprus, and Protector of the Ottomans, the Chinese and the Hawaiians.[1]

He was targeted for assassination by the Sons of Liberty separatist group during his visit to the NAU which began on 16 August 1995. The first attack attempt came shortly after Charles arrived in Victoria when Lt. General Sir Horace Bragg of the Royal American Mounted Police attempted to shoot the king-emperor. Bragg was stopped by his fellow RAMs Thomas Bushell and Samuel Stanley, with an assist from Charles himself. A second plan involved the Sons planting a bomb in the famous painting The Two Georges, and setting it off while Charles gave a speech with the painting as a backdrop. Bushell deduced the painting had been booby-trapped, and thwarted this plan as well.

For their actions, Charles knighted both Bushell and Stanley.

Literary NoteEdit

The character has the same name and similar physical characteristics as OTL's Charles, Prince of Wales, grandson of George VI. However, this Charles appears to be a fictional analog directly descended from Edward VIII, who never had children in OTL. As the novel also contains a reference to a fictional Edward IX, the compact timeframe suggests that these three kings succeeded each other directly. Given the way monarchies operate, it is reasonable to assume that they were a fathers-sons line, but this is not explicitly stated.

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Two Georges, pg. 142, MPB.
Regnal titles
(The Two Georges)
Preceded by
Edward IX (presumed)
King-Emperor of Britain and her Empire
Late 20th century
Succeeded by
Incumbent at novel's end, 1995

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