Prince of Wales Origin at Caernarfon Castle in Caernarfon, Wales - Encircle Photos

9 Prince of Wales Origin at Caernarfon Castle in Caernarfon, Wales

You are familiar with Charles, the current Prince of Wales. But how did the title become associated with the heir apparent to the English crown? It started and continues here. After the Welsh Prince Llywelyn ap Gruffydd was killed in 1281, King Edward I of England wanted to appease the rebellious people of Wales. So, when his son was born in Caernarfon Castle in 1284, he declared him to be the Prince of Wales. When his father died in 1307, Edward II became the King of England until he was imprisoned and suspiciously died twenty years later. Since 1911, the investiture ceremony to become the Prince of Wales has been held in this castle. The last time was 1969. Shown here are the Granary Tower (left) and the King’s Gate (center).

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Caernarfon Castle Castle Ditch, Caernarfon LL55 2AY, UK

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