Joan of Kent, first Princess of Wales (1328-1385) was the wife of Edward the Black Prince. Their marriage was a love match; the Plantagenet sons of Edward III had a tendency to defy convention & follow their heart. While Edward & Joan never became King & Queen of England, their surviving son became Richard II. Edward treated his wife affectionately in public & in private; his letter to her seven years after their wedding began, "My dearest and truest sweetheart and beloved companion."
EDWARD III King of England, eldest son of Edward II & Isabella of France was born at Windsor on 13 November 1312. In 1320 he was made Earl of Chester and in 1325 Duke of Aquitaine but never received the title of Prince of Wales. After his appointment to Aquitaine he was sent to France to do homage to his uncle Charles IV & remained abroad until he accompanied his mother & Mortimer to England. To raise funds for this he was betrothed to Philippa, daughter of the count of Hainaut.
The earliest European death mask is that of Edward III, who reigned from 1327 to 1377; his "surplus" of sons led eventually led to the conflict between the houses of Lancaster and York for the English throne.