Prince of Wales
|Prince of Wales
|Style||His Royal Highness|
|Appointer||Monarch of the United Kingdom|
|Term length||Life tenure or until accession as Sovereign|
|Inaugural holder||Dafydd ap Llywelyn|
When a person becomes King or Queen, their eldest son immediately becomes Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay. The current Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, was born in 1948, and was known as Prince Charles of Edinburgh (his father is The Duke of Edinburgh). In 1952, his mother became Queen, and he became The Duke of Cornwall (in Scotland he was called The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay). In 1969, the Queen made him Prince of Wales, and he is now called Prince of Wales, except in Scotland, where he is still The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay.
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