Michael Sheen returned OBE to air views on royal family

The Welsh actor has revealed he gave back his OBE so he could call for the scrapping of the title Prince of Wales

Michael Sheen handed back his OBE, he has revealed, as he called on the royal family to end the centuries-old practice of handing the title of Prince of Wales to the heir apparent to the English throne.

The actor said he relinquished the honour so as to be able to explore the “tortured history” his native Wales shares with the English and British states in his 2017 Raymond Williams lecture without being a hypocrite.

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