He was 4 years old when his mother was crowned. Now, seven decades later, King Carlos III will be the center of attention for his own coronation.

Saturday’s display of ancient pageantry will be the culmination of a past life in full view of a public over which he now reigns.

From Wales to the White House, to nature and family drama, here are some photos that best illustrate the life of Britain’s new monarch, ahead of an occasion that is sure to spawn many more.