Less than HALF of Welsh want William to inherit the title of Prince of Wales

Less than HALF of Welsh want William to inherit the title of Prince of Wales when Charles becomes king

  • The Duke of Cambridge is expected to take over the role when the Queen dies
  • But only 46% of adults in Wales want him to use that title, according to an ITV survey
  • The Queen Charles created the Prince of Wales when he was only nine years old

Less than half of Welsh people want William to inherit the title of Prince of Wales when Charles becomes king, the poll showed.

The Duke of Cambridge is expected to take over the role when the Queen dies and her son Charles comes to the throne.

The title does not belong explicitly to Charles himself, but is used by his successor

However, only 46% of adults in Wales want it to stay, 31% say there should be no other, and 23% are unsure, according to an ITV survey.

Less than half of Welsh people want William to inherit the title of Prince of Wales when Charles becomes king, a poll shows

Less than half of Welsh people want William to inherit the title of Prince of Wales when Charles becomes king, a poll shows

Charles was appointed Queen of Wales by the Queen when he was just nine years old on July 26, 1958.

His mother formally gave him the title 11 years later, on July 1, 1969 at Kernarfon Castle in North Wales at the age of 20.

In July 2019, it was 50 years – a golden jubilee – since a great spectacle was staged with great pomp and ceremony, and Charles marked the event by touring Wales with his wife Camille.

The survey came after it was revealed that William would focus on ‘five or six key charities’ when he succeeds his father as heir.

According to a draft that sets out what Palace aides describe as the ‘Cambridge Way’, William will adopt an approach closer to that followed by his grandfather, Prince Philip, rather than Charles ’.

With the all-encompassing mantra of ‘urgency plus optimism equals action’, William will avoid what the source described as ‘clenching his hands over life’s problems’ and instead concentrate on ‘hope and solutions’.

The Queen’s advanced years and the Duke and Duchess’s recent troubled tour of Cambridge across the Caribbean have resulted in a redoubled effort to finalize William and Kate’s long-term strategy.

While rediscovering the role of the Prince of Wales will inevitably provoke suggestions of an implied attack on Prince Charles, a source close to William insisted: ‘This approach is not a critique of what was before, but merely an acknowledgment of a desire for change.

‘It’s about hope and optimism for the future. What drives the duke and duchess in everything they do is urgency plus optimism equal to action.

‘Many of the causes adopted by the Duke and Duchess, be it Earthshot [the annual prize awarded by the Royal Foundation for contributions to environmentalism] or work in the early years, also touches on all other aspects of society, so it is not that they exclude other good things by having focus. ‘

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