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New Prince and Princess of Wales ‘appreciate the history’ and will ‘focus on respecting people of Wales’

10 Sep 2022 3 minute read
The new Prince and Princess of Wales. Picture by Phil Noble / PA Wire

The new Prince and Princess of Wales William and Kate “appreciate the history” of the titles and will be “focused on deepening the trust and respect of the people of Wales” a source close to the family has said.

The King swiftly created his son William the Prince of Wales on the second day of his reign, announcing the move in his televised address on Friday evening.

It means that Kate also becomes Princess of Wales, the first person since Diana to use the well-known title. Diana was stripped of her HRH style and her title was changed to Diana, Princess of Wales following her divorce from Charles the year before she died.

Camilla technically became the Princess of Wales when she married Charles in 2005 but because of its association with Diana and fears the public would not accept her in the title, it remained unused for many years.

A source close to the ‘Waleses’ said: “The couple are focused on deepening the trust and respect of the people of Wales over time.

“The Prince and Princess of Wales will approach their roles in the modest and humble way they’ve approached their work previously

“The new Princess of Wales appreciates the history associated with this role but will understandably want to look to the future as she creates her own path.”

‘No pressure’

Kate herself has previously said that she would carve out her own role as the Princess of Wales despite its troubled history.

Broadcaster Tom Bradby asked the newly engaged couple: “William’s mother was this massive iconic figure, the most famous figure of our age. Is that worrying? Is that intimidating? Do you think about that a lot both of you, you particularly Kate, obviously?”

Kate replied: “Obviously I would have loved to have met her and she’s obviously an inspirational woman to look up to.

“Obviously to this day and going forward and things, you know it is a wonderful family, the members who I’ve met have achieved a lot and very inspirational and so, yes, I do.”

William spoke of how no one was trying to fill his mother’s shoes, saying Kate would make her own destiny.

“There’s no pressure because like Kate said it is about carving your own future. No-one is trying to fill my mother’s shoes. What she did is fantastic. It’s about making your own future and your own destiny and Kate will do a very good job of that,” William said in 2010.

Kate wed William in 2011 and became a future Queen, settling seamlessly into royal life.

With a keep calm and carry on approach, she has been heralded as channelling the same characteristics of charm, politeness and toughness as the Queen Mother, who was once described as “a marshmallow made on a welding machine”.


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Huw
Huw
25 days ago

If he wanted to respect our history and traditions, maybe he should decline the title????

Barry Pandy
Barry Pandy
25 days ago
Reply to  Huw

Or bothered to ask us first

Cathy Jones
Cathy Jones
25 days ago

Such flagrant hypocritical bulls****ery, such mealy-mouthed crud!

They have ZERO RESPECT for us. NONE.
…and so self-obsessed, like the history of the titles Prince and Princess of Wales only has the context of Charles and Diana’s pathetic carrying on.

They make me want to throw up.

David Nino Zenati-Parsons
David Nino Zenati-Parsons
25 days ago

If Wales is so important to these people, why is our country not represented on the National Flag or their own Royal Standard? #WelshRepublic #IndyWales

Peter Cuthbert
Peter Cuthbert
25 days ago

I suppose at one level we should feel sorry for them. They are so out of touch with life as lived by real people that they do not realise just how much offense they are causing to those of us who care about a Democratic, independent Wales.

SundanceKid
SundanceKid
21 days ago
Reply to  Peter Cuthbert

There is another possibility, and it’s not a very nice one.

Very possible (and pretty likely) that they so self-entitled that they see this title as theirs by right.

I.Humphrys
I.Humphrys
25 days ago

Oppose this by teaching all our children our history.

Mr Williams
Mr Williams
25 days ago

Nothing against them personally, but the title is an 800 year old insult perpetuated.

Nia James
Nia James
24 days ago

If he has any respect whatsoever then he should politely decline his father’s bequest.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
24 days ago

They haven’t a clue about our history? Both Will & Kate will continue where Charles left off. If they had any sense of duty would stepdown from their newly appointed roles and allow the title of Prince & Princess of Wales a decent funeral that’s been 718 years too long.

Last edited 24 days ago by Y Cymro
Owain Morgan
Owain Morgan
24 days ago

They can respect me by vacating the titles and keeping out of Wales. That’s the polite version 😁

Steve Duggan
Steve Duggan
24 days ago

Don’t these people read history? Don’t they know why the title ‘Prince of Wales’ was created and that it could be seen as an insult to our nation and its 3milllion citizens? Obviously not. It just shows the contempt the whole establishment there has for Cymru. We must end this insult.

WillamsG
WillamsG
24 days ago

Why not show us the respect you speak of and drop the title altogether now and in the future

william
william
24 days ago

They should abdicate the titles of Prince & Princess of Wales on and at their own discretion.

Gareth Cemlyn Jones
Gareth Cemlyn Jones
24 days ago

They still cling to their imperial past, representing oppresion and subjugation. Wales is derided as ‘not really a nation’ and would not be able to rule itself. Much the same words used regarding Ireland in 1921!

SundanceKid
SundanceKid
23 days ago

Respect would have been consulting with us first before you chose to take on and flaunt your new titles!

Stephen Owen
Stephen Owen
23 days ago

Focus on respecting the people of Wales, that would be a nice change

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