Prince of Wales

noun phrase
\ -ˈwālz How to pronounce Prince of Wales (audio) \

Definition of Prince of Wales

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

First Known Use of Prince of Wales

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Prince of Wales.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Prince%20of%20Wales. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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