An ardent nationalist, Tedi Millward was deeply opposed to a member of the House of Windsor being appointed prince of his beloved country.
However, it is thanks to the study of his mother tongue that Dr. Millward and Prince Charles, eager to forge ties with his domain, formed an unlikely bond.
Now the Prince of Wales has paid tribute to the scholar who taught him the language before his inauguration, after his death this week at the age of 89.
Dr. Millward, a prominent figure in the Welsh language and nationalist movements, was invited to teach Charles while studying at Aberystwyth University in 1969. The couple’s lessons were recently described in an episode of the Netflix series The crown titled Tywysog Cymru, Welsh for Prince of Wales.