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:

Christine said...

Interesting what can happen.

Joy said...

we can never know what wil happening in the future!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is awesome to know, thanks for sharing!

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Never knew that.

Elisabeth said...

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

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

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Interesting!

Kati said...

Interesting how history goes sometimes...

Have a wonderful weekend,
-Kati

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Death changes everything

Jax said...

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

Pat Hatt said...

Good genes as they age I guess

stephen Hayes said...

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.

FilipBlog said...

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

Adam said...

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

Gloria Baker said...

Always I learn something new here Adam!