On July 1, 1969, in a ceremony at Caernarfon Castle, the then Prince Charles, son of Queen Elizabeth II formally received his title as Prince of Wales, with his coronation a few days away, the question arises whether Prince William will have his investiture like his father.
Charles carried that royal title for 60 years until, in September 2022, the monarch with the longest reign in history passed away. Princess Diana also held that royal title even after her divorce was formally finalized and after her death. For her part, when Camilla married Charles, she was to bear that title, but finally, the royal family decided that she should be known as Duchess of Cornwall.
Will William be invested as the Prince of Wales?
After the death of the Queen, William, and Kate were automatically named Prince and Princess of Wales.
The couple inaugurated their royal title by visiting the town of Anglesey, in northwest Wales. William and Kate lived in Anglesey for three years after their marriage.
Days later Kensington Palace confirmed that no event will be organized like the one once held in honor of Charles when he formally became Prince of Wales.
“At the moment it is about deepening trust with the people of Wales and representing the dynamic Wales that exists today. There are no plans for the investiture yet,” a spokesman assured the BBC last September.
A petition, signed by more than 35,000 people, has called for the title to be removed forever on the grounds that the last native Prince of Wales died in the Middle Ages.