As the new Prince of Wales: William wants to learn Welsh
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As the new Prince of Wales
William wants to learn Welsh
28/09/2022, 4:46 PM
Charles has been the Prince of Wales for about 64 years. After ascending the throne after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, he now passes that title on to his firstborn. On a site visit, William tries out a few Welsh expressions.
Prince William and Princess Kate have caused a stir during their visit to Wales. The Royals were present on Tuesday for the first time since becoming Prince and Princess of Wales. One of the people the heir to the throne met told People magazine that William wanted to learn the Welsh language. He also tried out a few Welsh expressions.
After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, William and Kate were inherited by King Charles III. made Prince and Princess of Wales. As a newly married couple, they had lived there for a while. Their last official appearance in Wales as Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was in Cardiff in June, where they rehearsed for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with two of their three children, Prince George of nine and Prince George, Princess Charlotte two years her junior. The pair are expected to visit the country regularly from now on due to their new titles.
No inauguration ceremony for William and Kate
As revealed in Season 3 of The Crown, while the then Prince Charles was a student at Cambridge, at the suggestion of Labor Prime Minister Harold Wilson, the then Prince Charles was sent to study Welsh for two months at Aberystwyth University in Wales. Wilson hoped this would foster a spirit of unity between England and Wales. However, the Welsh were not overly impressed with his visit. Charles himself revealed this later. “Every day I had to go into town to go to these lectures and most days there seemed to be a demonstration going on against me,” the 73-year-old told the Telegraph.
Unlike his father, however, William reportedly has no plans to hold an official investiture ceremony as Prince of Wales. This reports “Sky News”. Instead, the Prince and Princess of Wales want to focus on building trust among the people of Wales.
King Charles was Prince of Wales for about 64 years. His inauguration took place on 1 July 1969 in a solemn televised ceremony at Caernarfon Castle in Gwynedd. He studied Welsh at the University of Wales at Aberystwyth.