Death of Elizabeth II: a petition calls for the withdrawal of the title of Prince of Wales from William

Death of Elizabeth II: a petition calls for the withdrawal of the title of Prince of Wales from William

Death of Elizabeth II: a petition calls for the withdrawal of the title of Prince of Wales from William

More than 26,000 people signed a petition to remove William’s title of Prince of Wales. According to them, it constitutes “an insult to Wales” and this distinction constitutes “the symbol of historical oppression”.

A new title that goes wrong. With the death of Queen Elizabeth II on 8 September, Charles immediately became the new king of the United Kingdom. This accession to the throne then made him lose the honorary title of Prince of Wales, which he had held since 1958, a title that automatically returned to him, his son William.

However, from a historical point of view, the Prince of Wales should be from Wales or have a royal connection to it. However, the last two holders of this title, William and his father Charles III, did not meet these conditions.

This anomaly prompted more than 26,000 people to sign a petition posted on change.org asking for an end to this title “out of respect” for their history.

“The title remains an insult to Wales and is a symbol of historical oppression. The title implies that Wales is still a principality, which undermines Wales’ status as a nation and country, ”the petition creator wrote.

“Furthermore, the title has absolutely no constitutional role for Wales, which is now a devolved country with a national parliament. Neither the Welsh Parliament nor the people of Wales have been informed, let alone consulted, of this controversial decision, “she added.

Charles, officially invested in 1969

Recall that the title Prince of Wales (Welsh: Tywysog Cymru) has been used historically by native Welsh princes since the 14th century. The last Aboriginal prince of Wales was Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, killed in 1282 by King Edward I of England.

His head was then displayed on the streets of the English capital and placed on a pike in the Tower of London. Llywelyn ap Gruffudd’s brother Dafydd was the first person of fame to be hanged, dragged and quartered, and his head was placed next to his brother’s.

To tame Wales, Edward began a frenzied construction of castles including Caernarfon, where his heir, the future Edward II, was born in 1284.

He then bestowed the title of Prince of Wales on his son in 1301, and the English rulers continued this tradition with their heirs.

By choosing Caernarfon for Charles’s investiture in 1969, Queen Elizabeth II had made a controversial decision herself.

Demonstrations had taken place around the castle and the nationalists had tried to plant a bomb on the tracks that Carlo had brought to the ceremony.

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