SWANSEA, WALES - SEPTEMBER 27: Prince William, Prince of Wales leaves St Thomas Church, which has been redeveloped to provide support to vulnerable people in the local area and across the City and County of Swansea on September 27, 2022 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Prince William Is Already Bucking Tradition In His New Role
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Following his father’s ascension to King, Prince William was officially named the new Prince of Wales, a title which has to be given by a monarch rather than inherited. Unlike his father Charles, who had a controversial relationship with Wales, Prince William wants to take a more hands-off approach.
Kensington Palace said William’s plans for Wales aren’t “anything like his father had” and he intends to have a low-key investiture. This decision seems to have earned William the favor of the Welsh people, such as Welsh politician Lord Elis-Thomas, who said he “[does] not favour another stunt in Caernarfon Castle,” like the one Charles had when he was given the title.
The Prince and his wife, Princess Kate Middleton, visited the island of Anglesey after getting their new titles. The couple lived in Anglesey for three years, and Kate described the island as “a happy place for them,” and they are hoping to “do their part to support the aspirations of the Welsh people,” according to Kensington Palace.