Why Was Charles Crowned Prince of Wales Not King?


Why Was Charles Crowned Prince of Wales Not King?

When Prince Charles was preparing to for his investiture as the Prince of Wales in 1969, it was decided that he needed to get to know Wales, its people, its culture, and most importantly its language. It may sound obvious—after all the Queen’s eldest child was about to be invested as the country’s prince—but it was actually quite revolutionary.

Princes of Wales are not usually known for their knowledge of the principality, and historically the title is about deference to England rather than the power of Wales.

Despite the wealth of traditions, there is no automatic succession to the title, so a male Heir Apparent has to be created Prince of Wales by the Sovereign. However, if Prince Charles does become King, it is highly likely that Prince William will become Prince of Wales and Catherine made Princess of Wales, the title famously held by William’s mother Diana.

Charles remembers the day as a tremendously important one. “For me, by far the most moving and meaningful moment came when I put my hands between Mummy’s and swore to be her liege man of life and limb and to live and die against all manner of folks—such magnificent medieval, appropriate words, even if they were never adhered to in those old days,” he said afterwards.


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