Saturday, January 17, 2015

Fact of the Day: Prince of Wales

The heir apparent of the English (now British) throne has been known as the Prince of Wales since 1240. However there were times that the Prince of Wales would never become King. The first prince to do so was King Edward III's son. Prince Edward died a year before his father, so his son became King instead as Richard II.

14 comments:

  1. we can never know what wil happening in the future!

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  2. That is awesome to know, thanks for sharing!

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  3. Cool detail! Thanks for stopping by my blog Adam :)

    xxx
    E from Helsinki, Finland
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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  4. Interesting how history goes sometimes...

    Have a wonderful weekend,
    -Kati

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  5. How is it that royalty even gets longer life lines than us?! Lol The queen now may out live her son at this rate!

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  6. Many firstborn sons of British monarchs were Princes of Wales who didn't become king because they died early. Henry VIII had an older brother who died as a teenager without ever being crowned.

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    1. I heard of him, If I remember he was suppose to marry Catherine

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  7. I saw the current Prince of Wales in real life. We even have a blog article about it.

    http://filipdemuinck-kristelpardon.blogspot.nl/2010/09/70th-anniversary-of-battle-of-britain.html

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  8. Always I learn something new here Adam!

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