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‘It’s an important part of the title’: Prince Charles says that he bought a house in Wales ’40 years too late’

30 Aug 2021 2 minutes Read
Prince Charles. Picture by Arnaud Bouissou (CC0 1.0).

Prince Charles has said that he bought a house in Wales “probably 40 years too late” and that doing so was “an important part of holding the title” of the Prince of Wales.

The Duchy of Cornwall bought the Llwynywermod estate in 2006. In an interview with the Poet Laureate Simon Armitage on BBC Radio 4, he said that he enjoyed spending time in Wales. particularly during the winter.

“I now at last have somewhere in Wales to base myself, from time to time. Rather 40 years too late, probably. It’s been a wonderful opportunity at last to have somewhere in Wales. I come whenever I can.

“It’s an important part of holding this particular title. It took me years to establish somewhere – it wasn’t through want of trying. But it was difficult to find the right place.

“I used to go to various other houses, and it was very kind of people to lend them for a week or so, but it wasn’t the same thing obviously – until finally, we found this. Which has been a Godsend really.”

He added that the house was “incredibly cozy” because he had “some marvellous Welsh objects and Welsh quilts that I’ve managed to collect”.

“The house is called Llwynywermod, and it’s in Camarthenshire, not far from Llanymddyfri, the wonderful old market town that’s down below in the valley,” he said.

“We’re in that area of the Brecon Beacons national park. It is rather wonderful, I think. So the views from here are fantastic.

“It is wonderful coming down here. And I love coming in the winter when I can at a weekend.

“And I stump about in the Brecon Beacons and explore, which is magic, and fight my way through large numbers of sheep all over the place. It is very special because it’s more of a cottage.

“For me the joy has been in getting to know the local people. Some wonderful characters in this part of the world. Who are very special I think.

“The grass grows quite well here as you can imagine because it rains a lot of the time. I quite like rain, I don’t mind rain at all.”

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GW Atkinson
GW Atkinson
25 days ago

He never bought anything. His whole life and everything he “owns” is subsidised by the tax payer or stolen by his inbred ancestors.

Cai Wogan Jones
Cai Wogan Jones
25 days ago

“Every Englishman from Berkshire should buy a holiday cottage in Wales, and act the squire over the locals.”

Gaynor
Gaynor
25 days ago

This series has been really interesting and fascinating, until the dire interview yesterday….really like Armitage, but he has to fulfill the job spec I suppose…..but what’s your fave bjrd, flower was a bit too much to take!

Richard
Richard
25 days ago

Ty haf arall 😵

Richard
Richard
25 days ago
Reply to  Richard

Ai chi yw’r Richard go iawn?

Gareth Ap Owen
Gareth Ap Owen
25 days ago

And in there lies, the epoch of 2nd home attitude, is there so much difference in purchasing a 2nd home in Wales between Charlie from Windsor and Sid from Wilmslow. The mainly anglo colonial mindset is entrenched in an elevated Superiority complex, ‘Laughing Charlie’ inadvertently created the 2nd home boom with his disneyesque ‘investiture’ along with the attendent fairy tale narratives which the media portrayed back then and still perputates today. be ready Wales, the Queen is getting on a bit and Charlie is getting his sprog ready for the inevitable succession of Wee Willie to take the fake Prince… Read more »

Steve Duggan
Steve Duggan
25 days ago

Well make the most of it mate – as we aim to make you the last with that title !!

Stephen Owen
Stephen Owen
25 days ago
Reply to  Steve Duggan

Yes about time.

Gwenno Dafydd
Gwenno Dafydd
25 days ago

What a patronising git. #LizTheLast #HeirAndSpare #NoMoreWindsors #Affordablehomesforlocals Now flip off back to Laaaaaaandaan in your chelsea tractor. We don’t need your types here.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
25 days ago
Reply to  Gwenno Dafydd

Never a truer word said! 👋😎

David Russell
David Russell
25 days ago

Perhaps the good folk of Wales shouls start buying second homes in England.

Aqua Cambriae
Aqua Cambriae
25 days ago
Reply to  David Russell

They do it in Bulgaria, Spain, France, etc. So why not?

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
25 days ago
Reply to  David Russell

They would, but most are owned by English people. who in-turn buy a third home in Wales. Must be something in our water? Are yes, it’s called a dam & pipeline.

Stephen Owen
Stephen Owen
25 days ago

“It is wonderful coming down here. And I love coming in the winter when I can at a weekend.’ I am sure he enjoy it, who won’t?

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
25 days ago

Wales has suffered the slight of having Pince Charles forced on our country by Welsh Unionists who thought it would quench Welsh Nationalism after centuries of prejudice and resource rape culmination with Capel Celyn and Tryweryn. I’d like to point out to Charles his speech at Caernarfon Castle during his 1969 investiture as the Prince of Wales . He said, and I quote him directly. ” I, Charles, Prince of Wales, do become your liege man of life and limb and of earthly worship and faith and truth I will bear unto thee to live and die against all manner… Read more »

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Cai Wogan Jones
Cai Wogan Jones
25 days ago

Brings to mind Rhyfel y Sais Bach. Someone should send a copy of this little book to this 21st century Sais Bach:-
The War of the Little Englishman (9781847710000) | Eirian Jones | Y Lolfa

Cai Wogan Jones
Cai Wogan Jones
25 days ago

“an important part of holding the title” … What utter nonsense.

The title “Prince of Wales” arrogated by English royals has no constitutional standing in Wales whatsoever. It is a bare title. It confers no more of a special status here in Wales than “Duke of Cambridge” confers a special status in Cambridge. And whether Charles has a holiday cottage in Wales is equally irrelevant as the Duke of Cambridge having a holiday cottage in Cambridge.

CJPh
CJPh
24 days ago

Not my Prince. Tywysysog, Un sydd yn tywys – one who leads. What great leadership skills seen here, telling listeners that Wales is wet, full of sheep and a decent place for a weekend getaway… To a property you own there, of course. Return your lands and titles, y diawl cythreledig. S’dim mor un Cymro gall yn derbyn ti na’th teulu estron. Digon o sir nol yn iseldiroedd Yr Almaen iti warae ffermwr, wi’n siwr. Da bo.

Brian Coman
Brian Coman
24 days ago

Can’t we all stay in the house…we paid for it ?

j humphrys
j humphrys
24 days ago
Reply to  Brian Coman

…..long as you wipe yer feet.

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