Prince William receives touching gesture from King Charles after taking over his royal title

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Prince William received a touching tribute from King Charles during his speech in Cardiff today.

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Svar Nanan-Sen

By Svar Nanan-Sen


Published: 11/07/2024

- 14:37

The King and Queen Camilla travelled to Cardiff to mark the 25th anniversary of the Senedd

Prince William received a touching tribute from King Charles during his speech in Cardiff today.

The King's eldest son holds the title of Prince of Wales, which he received when Charles became the monarch in 2022.


King Charles became Prince of Wales in 1958 and held the title for 64 years.

Charles's time as the Prince of Wales is the longest any royal has held the title and may never be surpassed.

Prince William

The King's eldest son holds the title of Prince of Wales, which he received when Charles became the monarch in 2022.

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Today, the King paid tribute to the bond William has with Wales during his speech to mark the 25th anniversary of the Senedd.

The King said: "It has given me great pleasure to see my son's relationship with this special land continue, including returning only this week to Anglesey – Ynys Mon – a place which I know means so much to him.

"So, it is with countless special memories and particular pride that I am able to join you as we reflect upon the last quarter-century of the history we have shared, and which you – in your work in this Senedd – have the great responsibility of making."

Just before his speech, King Charles was left in stitches after a joke caught him off guard.

Prince William

Today, the King paid tribute to the bond William has with Wales during his speech to mark the 25th anniversary of the Senedd.

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As the monarch waited to give his speech, the Llywydd of the Senedd Elin Jones said: " I would like to invite His Majesty the King to address the Senedd."

Jones then made eye contact with the monarch and jokingly said: "Follow that."

The comment amused the King as he burst into laughter and said: "I can't."

The King then composed himself and issued a message to the MSs in the chamber.

King Charles

The King then composed himself and issued a message to the MSs in the chamber.

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King Charles and Queen Camilla

The King and Queen received a guard of honour from the Royal Welsh before they were greeted by primary school children from across Wales.

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The Llywydd of the Senedd and Welsh First Minister Vaughan Gething also gave speeches to mark the occasion.

Jones was seen chatting with the King following his speech and as the Welsh First Minister spoke with Queen Camilla.

The King and Queen received a guard of honour from the Royal Welsh before they were greeted by primary school children from across Wales.

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