Prince Charles Reflects on Welsh Nationalists’ Protests Against His Investiture as Prince of Wales

Prince Charles Reflects on Welsh Nationalists’ Protests Against His Investiture as Prince of Wales


When Prince Charles was invested as the Prince of Wales in 1969, many Welsh nationalists—who were, to say the least, dissatisfied with their lack of home rule—were unhappy about a British-born man assuming the role In an effort to prove his interest and dedication to the country, the college-aged prince moved to Wales for nine weeks to learn the language In a new ITV documentary celebrating the 50th anniversary of Charles’s investiture, the future king reflects on that nine-week stint “Every day I had to go down to the town where I went to these lectures, and most days there seemed to be a demonstration going on against me,” he recalls, per the Telegraph Fortunately for him, there were some middle-aged women who took his side. “With a counter demonstration usually by splendid middle-aged ladies who got out of a bus,” Charles said Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles at Charles’s investiture ceremony. Anwar HusseinGetty Images The royal was asked about how this public sentiment affected his actual investiture ceremony Charles said that, for the most part, the hubbub died down on the day of the event “It was interesting because in the run up there was a lot—as you can imagine—of tooing and froing and shouting and screaming,” he said “Actually, on the day, there were simply a lot of people around being very cheerful on the whole “Prince Charles added, “It was a remarkable occasion which I shall never forget.” And as evidenced by this documentary, 50 years later, the U K. hasn’t forgotten either. Chloe Foussianes News Writer Chloe is a News Writer for Townandcountrymag com, where she covers royal news, from the latest additions to Meghan Markle’s staff to Queen Elizabeth’s monochrome fashions; she also writes about culture, often dissecting TV shows like The Marvelous Mrs Maisel and Killing Eve

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