Prince of Wales

noun phrase

: the male heir apparent to the British throne
used as a title only after it has been specifically conferred by the sovereign

Examples of Prince of Wales in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another source said that the Prince of Wales, 41, is in regular contact with his father the King during this time. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 22 Feb. 2024 The Prince of Wales, 41, presented Clarke, 37, and her mother with Most Excellent Order of the British Empire medals in recognition of their services to people with brain injuries. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 21 Feb. 2024 More recently, Cruise was photographed with the Prince of Wales at a Feb. 7 gala for the London Air Ambulance charity. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, 20 Feb. 2024 Chris Jackson, Getty Images Prince William, Prince of Wales, speaks to members of the British Dragons dragon boating club on his visit to Singapore on Nov. 6, 2023. USA TODAY, 20 Feb. 2024 The Prince of Wales’ attendance at the opulent ceremony comes as the heir has been navigating a partial return to his public-facing role after taking a three week break to care for his wife and their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. Alli Rosenbloom, CNN, 18 Feb. 2024 Some hoped that Charles’s news would lead to a reconciliation between his sons, William, the Prince of Wales, and Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex. Anna Russell, The New Yorker, 12 Feb. 2024 The Prince of Wales is resuming his royal duties this week, his office said, after having had to postpone them while his wife was undergoing treatment. Yuliya Talmazan, NBC News, 6 Feb. 2024 The Prince of Wales has hired Ian Patrick — who has previously worked as a geopolitical consultant for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office — for the position. Brenton Blanchet, Peoplemag, 10 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Prince of Wales was in the 15th century

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“Prince of Wales.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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