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Welsh and English Princes of Wales

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In this article, the complex relationship between England and the Principality is reflected, as D. Huw Owen traces the claimants of this title from 1245 to 1490, when Henry VII's son, Arthur, was proclaimed Prince of Wales.

Traditionally, the heir to the English throne is given the title, Prince of Wales. Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, the first and only constitutionally-recognised, native born Prince of Wales, was slain near Builth, in mid-Wales, seven hundreds years ago this month. A plaque marks the spot and Llywelyn's statue in Cardiff City Hall, his noble place in Welsh history.


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