威廉王子在成为威尔士亲王之前必须掌握的一门语言是什么?
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The 1 language Prince William must know before becoming Prince of Wales

Becoming the Prince of Wales is about so much more than a royal title. As a royal representative of Wales, Prince William will become increasingly connected to the United Kingdom country, starting with language. In preparation for his future role and royal duties, Prince William must learn enough Welsh to converse with Welsh people as well as deliver a speech upon his official crowning.

成为威尔士亲王不仅仅是一个皇室头衔。作为威尔士的王室代表,威廉王子将会通过语言表达与英联邦之间保持更紧密的联系。为了准备他未来的角色和皇室职责,威廉王子必须学习足够的威尔士语,以便与威尔士人民交谈,并在他正式加冕时发表演讲。

Prince Charles became Prince of Wales in 1958, at the age of nine. But his investiture didn’t take place until July 1969, when the heir apparent was 20-years-old. According to reports, in his second year of college (before being crowned Prince of Wales), Prince Charles spent a term at University College of Wales in Aberystwyth. There, he studied the Welsh language, as well as the country’s history. On the day of his official crowning, Prince Charles delivered two speeches, one in English and one in Welsh.

1958年,查尔斯王子9岁时成为威尔士亲王。但直到1969年7月,也就是法定继承人20岁时,他才获得授勋。据报道,在大学二年级(加冕为威尔士亲王之前),查尔斯王子在阿伯里斯特威斯的威尔士大学学院度过了一个学期。在那里,他学习威尔士语以及该国的历史。在他正式加冕的那天,查尔斯王子发表了两次演讲,一次用英语,一次用威尔士语。

Though his fluency is unclear, Prince Charles has delivered speeches, and even read poetry in Welsh.

尽管查尔斯王子的流利程度尚不清楚,但他曾发表过演讲,甚至用威尔士语读过诗歌

Does Prince William speak Welsh? 威廉王子说威尔士语吗?

Like his father, Prince William also speaks Welsh. According to a 2003 report from BBC, the Duke of Cambridge spent around six months in the country after graduating from St Andrews in Scotland. “I happen to know that, when he finishes at St Andrews University, he is coming to Wales for at least six months, to learn the language. He wants to learn that in preparation for the days when he of course also becomes Prince of Wales,” royal biographer Brian Hoey shared with the publication ahead of his arrival.

和他的父亲一样,威廉王子也会说威尔士语。据英国广播公司2003年的报道,剑桥公爵从苏格兰圣安德鲁斯大学毕业后,在英国呆了大约6个月。“我碰巧知道,当他在圣安德鲁斯大学毕业后,他将到威尔士来学习至少6个月的语言。王室传记作家布莱恩·霍伊在他到达前与《独立报》分享了这一消息。

It’s unclear whether or not Prince William actually made his way to Wales for half a year after graduation, however, the future Prince of Wales did start learning the language at a young age. According to the BBC’s report, Prince William started learning Welsh at Eton in 1999. Prince Charles was allegedly “anxious” for Prince William to become fluent in the language before crowning him Prince of Wales.

目前还不清楚威廉王子毕业后是否真的去了威尔士呆了半年,但这位未来的威尔士王子确实在很小的时候就开始学习这门语言。据BBC报道,威廉王子于1999年开始在伊顿公学学习威尔士语。据称,查尔斯王子在授予威廉王子威尔士亲王头衔之前,“渴望”他能够做到语言表达流利。

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