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Prince & Princess of Wales

William makes first visit to Senedd as Prince of Wales

In his new role as Prince of Wales, Prince William has made his first visit to Senedd. This is the second visit to Wales since he was made Prince of Wales by King Charles III.

Senedd Cymru is located in Cardiff and on his arrival, the Prince met with leaders from all parts of the political spectrum including Llywydd Elin Jones, the presiding officer who gave him a tour of the building. He also spoke on how he plans to deepen the trust and respect of the people of Wales over time. Members of Youth Parliament had a chance to speak with the Prince during the visit as well.

Known as a longtime England fan, as well as being the President of the Football Association, Prince William was asked who he will support in the World Cup finals. It’s a particularly notable tournament as it’s the first time Wales has reached the final stages since 1958. William did congratulate Wales and said he will want to show his support and celebrate the nation’s achievements during the tournament.

Just days before his visit to the Senedd, William had presented the England squad with their numbers and told them that the country was backing them. Actor Michael Sheen responded in a tweet, saying it was ”entirely inappropriate.” He questioned why William did not think about any potential embarrassment or sensitivity impacts of his message under his new title as Prince of Wales.

It’s believed the Palace would find it “disingenuous” for the Prince who has been a lifelong England supporter, to stop supporting the team given his new role.

As of now, William said there will be no plans for a formal investiture ceremony like his father had in July 1969 when he inherited the role. The investiture is a ceremony to formally present the Prince of Wales title.

During his time at the Senedd, the Prince of Wales also met members of the Welsh Youth Parliament.

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My name is Sydney Zatz and I am a University of Iowa graduate. I graduated with a degree in journalism and sports studies, and a minor in sport and recreation management. A highlight of my college career was getting the chance to study abroad in London and experiencing royal history firsthand. I have a passion for royals, royal history, and journalism, which led me to want to write for Royal Central.