The Prince of Wales's Stakes is a flat, Group 1 horse race that takes place in the UK. The race is open to thoroughbred horses of 4-years or older. The race is run over a mile and a quarter (10 furlongs) and is held at Ascot Racecourse in June. It is run on the second day of the Royal festival and is the most prestigious race on the card for that day.
The first Prince of Wales's Stakes took place in 1862 and derives its name in honor of the Prince of Wales. Originally the race took place over a distance of 13 furlongs and was open to 3-year-olds and above.
During the World War II period the race was not run and it was only reinstated in 1968.