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New Prince of Wales to start tweeting in Welsh as part of language drive

06 Nov 2022 1 minute read
The Prince and Princess of Wales during a visit to the RNLI Holyhead Lifeboat Station, in Holyhead. Picture by Danny Lawson / PA

The new Prince of Wales has said that he will start tweeting in Welsh as part of a drive to improve his communications in the language.

He told the Times newspaper that he needs to “branch out a bit” with his Welsh, is not yet taking lessons but will begin “supporting Welsh-language projects”.

He will also invite Welsh language channel S4C to join the official media entourage on engagements within Wales.

Royal sources told the newspaper that William is keen to learn and speak more Welsh as the couple focus on “deepening the trust and respect of the people of Wales over time”.

A source close to the couple said: “Language is something we’re working through. We know it is important.”

Prince William said in September that he had started learning Welsh, and could say “bore da”, “paned” and “bara birth”.


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Mawkernewek
1 month ago

Again this site shows pro-royalist bias by using the fake Prince of Wales title.

Alexander van Rose
Alexander van Rose
1 month ago

Pity he hasn’t got as far as getting ‘bara brith’ right

Ieu
Ieu
1 month ago

Good on him. People can’t expect that he’s going to denounce his title and declare a Welsh Republic. Within his role, I think it’s great he’s promoting the language and hope he is serious about learning it and using it publicly.

Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
29 days ago
Reply to  Ieu

*renounce.
Plus his “title” is just daddy’s special name for him.
It’s no more legitimate than mine (except that I am descended from the original British kings, not German ones.

Welsh_Siôn
Welsh_Siôn
1 month ago

Prince William said in September that he had started learning Welsh, and could say “bore da”, “paned” and “bara birth”.

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I’ve learnt how to say “Good morning”, “cuppa” and “Victoria sponge”.

Can I have a puff piece in nation.england and be appointed Prince Of England?

Rhufawn Jones
Rhufawn Jones
1 month ago
Reply to  Welsh_Siôn

I wonder if he’s learnt to say “Annibyniaeth” yet?

SundanceKid
SundanceKid
1 month ago
Reply to  Rhufawn Jones

He’ll soon hear about it, that’s for sure 👍

WilliamsG
WilliamsG
1 month ago

Another attempt by the royals to make themselves relevant because they definitely are not. They will jump on any bandwagon they can

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
1 month ago

Just tokenism from Englishman William. No doubt he’ll employ someone at Welsh taxpayers expense to tweet on his behalf. Does he think we are that naive to believe he cares about the Welsh language or Wales. I wish he’d just shut up and go away. 🙄

NOT Grayham Jones
NOT Grayham Jones
1 month ago
Reply to  Y Cymro

He prob thinks the same about you Y Cymro. We can only wish eh lol

David
David
1 month ago

William Windsor could invest his money in S4C as he wants their help (see other post on Nation Cymru).

George Thomas
George Thomas
1 month ago

I wouldn’t mind if that family decides to play role similar to Rob/Ryan who promote Wales while not claiming to be Welsh themselves.

Prince of Wales suggests ownership which is bulls**t.

Karl
Karl
1 month ago

Fake Prince of Wales, who is also Head of the English FA. He can stay playing dress up in his own country.

Geoffrey ap.
Geoffrey ap.
1 month ago

Does anyone believe that he will do this himself? One of his flunkies will do it for him.

Robert Griffiths
Robert Griffiths
1 month ago

End the Monarchy – makes sense in any language.

Steve Duggan
Steve Duggan
1 month ago

Ignore him, he’s a nobody unless we make him so. If Cymru doesn’t want this English POW then whenever he visits we should turn our backs on him or – if I had my way- prevent him crossing the border in the first place. Just don’t give him the time of day. Waste of energy.

Last edited 1 month ago by Steve Duggan
Steve
1 month ago

That’s as long as he’s not in Qatar supporting the English team

Knight G1
Knight G1
1 month ago

People should be supportive that Prince William is learning Welsh regardless of who he is instead of the usual negative response. Since when is the language only restricted to certain people? This is why many people criticize Welsh speakers and are anti-Welsh language. It’s also why some people are afraid to speak it because of the snobbery. How many who are criticizing William don’t even speak it themselves. Pob lwc iddo.

SundanceKid
SundanceKid
1 month ago
Reply to  Knight G1

The language is NOT restricted to certain people. But he has never shown any interest in learning it or promiting it in his 40 years despite the fact he has known for decades that he is going to inherit this title and all the riches that come with it, some at the expense of the average taxpayer. Most people would suggest his attitude shows a fundamental lack of respect. After all, don’t most of us bother to learn a few sentences when we go on holiday? He can’t be asked even when inheriting a title and believes being able to… Read more »

Rhufawn Jones
Rhufawn Jones
1 month ago

“Rhown wên i’r mab brenhinol
A chawn wên letach yn ôl
Y wên lafoerwen farwol”

Peter Cuthbert
Peter Cuthbert
29 days ago
Reply to  Rhufawn Jones

Nice one! Whose poetry is that?

Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
Y Tywysog Lloegr a Moscow
29 days ago

Yeah don’t care. Getting some lackey to Google Translate trivia into Cymraeg does not legitimise Willy Windsock in our eyes.

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