Born a King

Simon AllabyAudio, Story

Prince Charles was born on 14th November 1948.  At birth his official title was His Royal Highness Prince Charles of Edinburgh, a title that changed on 26th July 1968 to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.  Over his life he has collected dozens of additional titles and honours and his current official title reads as follows: His Royal Highness The Prince Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince of Wales, KG, KT, GCB, OM, AK, CC, QSO, PC, ADC, Earl of Chester, Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles and Prince and Great Steward of Scotland.


As he approaches his 70th birthday the one title that he has not been granted, however, is that of King.  He was born a prince and a prince he will remain until the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II.


On this Christmas Day we celebrate the birth of a man not born, like Charles, to one day be a King, but a man who was born a King, and not just any king but the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  A tiny baby lying in a manger maybe, but as fully divine as he was fully human, the Savour of the World.