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Over 10,000 sign petition against Prince of Wales title after it is handed to Prince William

10 Sep 2022 3 minute read
Prince William and King Charles. Picture by Jane Barlow / PA Wire.

Over 10,000 people have signed a petition opposing the continuation of the Prince of Wales title after it was handed to Prince William.

King Charles III announced that he was making William and Kate the new Prince and Princess of Wales during his first speech yesterday.

The King said he was creating his son and heir, William, Prince of Wales adding: “With Catherine beside him, our new Prince and Princess of Wales will, I know, continue to inspire and lead our national conversations, helping to bring the marginal to the centre ground where vital help can be given.”

But a petition created after the Queen’s death calling for the Royals to “end Prince of Wales title out of respect for Wales” surged to 10,000 signatures over the next 24 hours.

The petition says that since the days of the Welsh Princes the title has been “held exclusively by Englishmen as a symbol of dominance over Wales”.

“The title remains an insult to Wales and is a symbol of historical oppression and also implies that Wales is still a principality, undermining Wales’ status as a nation and a country,” the petition’s author, Trystan Gruffydd, said.

The Royal title was originally given to Edward II of Caernarfon, son of Edward I who conquered Wales, as a means of confirming that the ‘Tywysog Cymru’ title previously held by native princes of Wales was subservient to that of the King of England.

Since then it has been held by 21 different heirs to the throne, although seven of them never became king.

There have previously been long periods of history, such as between 1553 with the accession of Edward Tudor and the passing of the title to Henry Frederick Stuart 63 years later, when the title did not exist at all.

‘Democratic’

Writing on social media, First Minister Mark Drakeford responded to the news that William would be the new Prince of Wales.

“King Charles III has enjoyed a long and enduring friendship with Wales,” he said.

“Today, in his first public duty as Monarch, he has bestowed the title of Prince of Wales to his eldest son William.

“We look forward to deepening our relationship with the new Prince and Princess.”

Secretary of State Robert Buckland also responded, saying that the appointment “reminds us of [King Charles’] own long and tireless service as our Prince since 1958” and offered a “warm welcome to our new Prince and Princess of Wales”.

Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price however expressed unhappiness but said that the time to oppose would be after the period of national morning.

“There will be time, in due course, for a public debate surrounding the title of the Prince of Wales,” he said.

“It is Plaid Cymru’s long-held view that it should be the people’s democratic right to have a final say on this matter in an independent Wales.

“For now, Plaid Cymru’s thoughts are with the Royal Family as they grieve.”


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THOMAS William Glyn
THOMAS William Glyn
18 days ago

Nid oes angen Tywysog Sais i Gymru.
Yr hyn sydd ei angen arnom yw ANNIBYNIAETH, cael gwared ar yr iau Seisnig

Frank
Frank
18 days ago

Buckland ………. a man who should be ashamed of turning his back on Wales. Faustus comes to mind.

Last edited 18 days ago by Frank
Tom Bennett
Tom Bennett
18 days ago
Reply to  Frank

Bucland wasn’t good enough to be an MP in Cymru so he duped some fools in Swindon South.

Tom Bennett
Tom Bennett
18 days ago

Royal arrogance knows no bounds. It now transpires that there is to be a visit to Cymru on 16 September, Owain Glyndwr Day. An obvious and callous way to impose themselves on our aspiration for INDEPENDENCE.

I.Humphrys
I.Humphrys
18 days ago
Reply to  Tom Bennett

Golden dragon flags should be shown by All on this day.

SundanceKid
SundanceKid
17 days ago
Reply to  Tom Bennett

It is a deliberately provocative act, along with announcing this title without consultation with the people of Wales, just 24 hours after the passing of the Queen.

HywelE3
HywelE3
18 days ago

So they’ll lord over us in their carriage on Owain Glyndwr Day on the 16th – let Owain’s flag fly from every bridge they pass under to show our determination for annibyniaeth.

David Charles pearn
David Charles pearn
18 days ago

This needs to to be abolished now, enough no more English Prince of Wales the clue is in the title Wales

B.LEWIS
B.LEWIS
17 days ago

Mae’r tywysog William wedi achub sawl Cymro a Chymraes.Ni ddwedood allai ddim helpu nhw yn ei waith tra oedd yn Sir Fon.Amsr nawr i symud mlaen a chreu byd diogel.Anghofiwch yr anghytuno ac ymladd.Treiwch byw mewn heddwch.

SundanceKid
SundanceKid
17 days ago
Reply to  B.LEWIS

Sôn am falu ca**u!

Eifion
Eifion
15 days ago
Reply to  B.LEWIS

Da iawn fo. mae cymry wedi achub saeson hefyd lawer gwaith samariad trugarog ynte? Ie symud ymlaen heb sais yn dywysog cymru fyddai orau. Nos da..

Otoniel
14 days ago

Join our campain NotmyKing.
If Charles III want to become a King. He needs to get 51% of votes. Not be impose to people.
Are we a democracy?

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