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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Prince of Wales (The).
This title arose thus: When Edward I. subdued Wales, he promised the Welsh, if they would lay down their arms, that he would give them a native prince. His queen having given birth to a son in Wales, the new-born child was entitled Edward, Prince of Wales; and ever since then the eldest son of the British sovereign has retained the title.   1
   Prince of Wales Dragoon Guards. The 3rd Dragoon Guards.   2

 Prince.Prince Rupert’s Drops. 


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