The Duke of Windsor was created Prince of Wales a month after the accession of his father George V in 1910.
As Steven says The King was a 3 year old when his mother came to the throne. Creating him Prince of Wales in 1958 when he was 9 years old seems sensible to me.
There is no real precedent in creating the male heir Prince of Wales. It's really the decision of the Monarch. I mean Edward VII was created Prince of Wales when he was one month old on 8 December 1841.
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