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    08 March, 2005

    Wartime plans for Queen to be used against Plaid Cymru

    Apparently the Queen (Or Princess Elizabeth, as she was then) was to be used as a secret weapon against Plaid Cymru in the Second World War.

    Plans were hatched during World War II to use the future queen to counteract growing Welsh nationalist discontent.

    A secret file has revealed that there was growing concern over the influence of Plaid Cymru - especially in the north Wales.

    One suggestion was to affiliate the then teenage Princess Elizabeth to the Urdd as a way of diffusing tensions.

    Saunders Lewis was a great one for royalty, apparently.

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