Prince William reveals he is learning Welsh as heir recites the translation for tea


Prince William and Kate, Princess of Wales, spent a considerable amount of time in Wales during the start of their marriage.

The Reverend then commented that the prince was showing indicators of real commitment to the country.

He said: “We already know they [William and Kate] love Wales, but having them here has been amazing and is an early sign, I think, of their commitment to Wales.

“They’ve blown us away by speaking to every person young and old, it shows how wholly committed they are to their role as Prince and Princess of Wales.

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The Prince of Wales discussed his attempts to pick up the language on Tuesday (Image: Getty)

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The Prince and Princess of Wales, 40, arrived in Anglesey on Tuesday (Image: Getty)

“The Prince of Wales was even talking about learning Welsh, and said he’d learned the word ‘paned’ meaning cup of tea and ‘bara brith’.

“I think he’s taking being Prince of Wales very, very seriously.”

King Charles III, the longest-serving Prince of Wales, visited Cardiff for his official proclamation as monarch shortly after the Queen’s death.

He attended a session at the Senedd, in which he addressed its members with an address partly spoken in Welsh.prince of wales title

The investiture ceremony of a 20-year-old Charles as Prince of Wales in 1969 proved controversial (Image: Getty)

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The heir to the throne said he had already got to grips with the Welsh word for ‘tea’ (Image: Getty)

The Prince and Princess of Wales, 40, arrived in Anglesey on Tuesday, meeting volunteers and crew at the RNLI headquarters in Holyhead.

The couple made the island their home in the first years of their marriage, with young Prince George spending time there as a baby.

They then travelled to Swansea, meeting volunteers at a local church also serving as a community hub and food bank.

But debate around the future of the Prince of Wales title has ramped up since King Charles took over as monarch.

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The couple visited the RNLI base in Holyhead (Image: Getty)

A royal source said the new Prince and Princess of Wales “will approach their new roles in the way that they have approached their other work; in their own way”.

This means that they will look to deepen “the trust and respect of the people of Wales”, which may mean a scaled-down or even bypassed investiture ceremony.

The investiture ceremony of a 20-year-old Charles as Prince of Wales back in 1969 proved highly controversial, sparking protests and even bomb plots as it took place at Caernarfon Castle.

A statement from Kensington Palace said the couple were approaching their new roles with “humility and great respect”.

It added: “The Prince and Princess look forward to celebrating Wales’s proud history and traditions as well as a future that is full of promise.

“They will seek to live up to the proud contribution that members of the Royal Family have made in years past.”


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