Charles congratulates Wales rugby team on Grand Slam success

The Prince of Wales has sent a message to the Wales rugby team after they were crowned Six Nations Grand Slam champions.

Charles, who is overseas on a tour of the Caribbean, praised the squad for their “famous victory”, and congratulated them on their “brilliant performance”.

The heir to the throne added that their achievement made him “extremely proud of Wales”.

The squad’s success culminated in a 25-7 victory over Ireland in Cardiff on Saturday, with the Duke of Cambridge presenting the trophy to captain Alun Wyn Jones.

William hands over the Six Nations trophy
The Duke of Cambridge presents the Six Nations Trophy to Wales’s Alun Wyn Jones at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff (Adam Davy/PA)

Charles’s message read: “Llongyfarchiadau (Congratulations).

“Following your famous victory and a brilliant performance, I just wanted to congratulate all the team on your marvellous Grand Slam success.

“Please pass on my warmest wishes to all involved in this tremendous achievement, which made me extremely proud of Wales.

“Cymru am byth! (Wales forever!)”

Wales celebrating their success
Wales lift the Six Nations and Triple Crown trophies (Adam Davy/PA)

Clarence House said Charles, who is marking the 50th anniversary of his investiture as the Prince of Wales this year, has long supported the Welsh rugby union team.

He hosted a reception after Wales won the Six Nations Championship and completed the Grand Slam in 2008.

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