KATE and William have no plans for a grand investiture ceremony to be crowned Prince and Princess of Wales.
The Prince and Princess of Wales insist they are focussed on deepening the ‘trust and respect’ rather than on planning for a grand investiture ceremonyCredit: Getty
The late Queen crowning her son, Prince Charles, as Prince of Wales during the investiture ceremony at Caernarfon CastleCredit: PA:Press Association
It is feared the crowning in a castle is a bit old-fashioned as the new Prince and Prince and Princess of Wales plan to serve the principality and “represent and celebrate the dynamic, modern nation”, it is understood.
Sources close to the couple say Wales has a “special place” in their hearts as the newlyweds settled down in Anglesey ten years ago at their first home where Wills worked as a search and rescue helicopter pilot.
Wales was also Prince George‘s first home, aides point out.
King Charles III became Prince of Wales when he was nine-years-old. The young prince found out about his new title when he was watching television in his headmaster’s office at Cheam School in 1958.
It was conveyed in a surprise announcement in a recorded message delivered by his mother at the opening ceremony of the Empire Games which was held in Cardiff, Wales.
But Charles was not formally appointed the role of Prince of Wales until an investiture at Caernarfon Castle in July 1969.
The televised event took place amid controversy and the threat of trouble by a growing Welsh nationalist movement.
Millions watched the spectacle on television – which also featured in an episode of The Crown.
Princess Diana became Princess of Wales when she married Charles in 1981.
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