When King Charles ascended to the throne, he was already grandpa—five times over. "It's a different part of your life," Charles has said of grandparenthood. "The great thing is to encourage them. Show them things to take their interest ... It is very important to create a bond when they are very young."
His wife, Camilla, has commented on how great he is as "Grandpa Wales," which Daily Mail reported is what his grandkids called him before he became King. "He will get down on his knees and crawl about with them for hours, you know making funny noises and laughing," Camilla told BBC. And Prince William has said his father Charles is "brilliant" with the youngest members of the royal family—but that he'd like his father to spend "more time" with his grandchildren.
"I would like him to have more time with the children," William said. "Having more time with him at home would be lovely, and being able to you know, play with the grandchildren. Because when he's there, he's brilliant. But we need him there as much as possible."
In addition to being a grandfather to the children of his sons, William and Harry, Charles also has a role in the lives of his five step-grandchildren. "My grandchildren adore him, absolutely adore him," Camilla said. "He reads Harry Potter, and he can do all the different voices, and I think children really appreciate that."
Below, meet King Charles's grandchildren from oldest to youngest.