C.n the British in the throes of one of the most serious economic crises in recent history, William and Kate are showing particular attention in their choices. And for this they would have already decided not to formalize their new titles of Prince and Princess of Wales with the traditional, solemn and sumptuous investiture ceremony.

    William and Kate in Wales, 27 September 2022 (Getty Images)

    William and Kate don’t want to follow Carlo’s example

    Carlo was the protagonist oflast ceremony conducted with great fanfare in July 1969. Held in the impressive Caernarfon Castle, in Wales, the event was held in English and Welsh, in front of 4,000 distinguished guests. The live broadcast was watched by over 500 million viewers around the world.

    Will there be an investiture for the new Welsh princes?

    These days, however, William and Kate do not want to take missteps that could endanger their credibility in the eyes of their subjects. And during their recent visit to Wales – specifically on the island of Anglesey, where they spent the first days of their union – it emerged that the plans for the preparation of their official investiture have not yet been activated at Buckingham Palace.

    William and Kate smile again: the first outing after Queen Elizabeth's funeral

    William and Kate: no to unnecessary expenses

    Now that, after Elizabeth’s death, William and Kate have automatically inherited the title of Prince and Princess of Welsh from Charles, the emphasis shifts to strengthening their reputation as modern monarchists. And while the new king prepares a notably muted coronation, scheduled for next year, in times of national economic crisis, his son also wants to avoid the display of sumptuous and very expensive Royal ceremonials.

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    William and Kate don’t want to offend the Welsh

    While accepting the origins of the title, assigned since 1301 to the eldest son of a monarch (that of Edward I was indeed born in Caernarfon), historically the Welsh have always looked with distrust the princes of Wales. Enough to get to stage protests on the eve of the investiture of the young but not very popular Carlo. A lesson that William has learned literally and a mistake that, as a future king, he does not want to repeat.

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