Tuesday, 27 September, 2022

Prince of Wales: William speaks of honour after getting title

The Prince of Wales has pledged to serve the people of Wales with "humility and great respect".

Prince William and his wife Catherine were named the Prince and Princess of Wales by King Charles III on Friday.

In a phone call with Wales' first minister, the prince is said to have acknowledged his and the princess's deep affection for Wales.

The prince also spoke of his hope the royal couple would visit Wales soon.

Kensington Palace said the prince expressed they would "do their part to support the aspirations of the Welsh people".

King Charles III passed the title to his son during his first address to the nation following the death of the Queen, aged 96.

"Today, I am proud to create him Prince of Wales, Tywysog Cymru," said the King, who held the title for 64 years.

Following in the footsteps of Princess Diana, who died 25 years ago, the Princess of Wales is said to "appreciate the history", but will "want to look to the future as she creates her own path", a source said following the announcement.