The Queen is dead. Long live the King

Dear Readers,

I guess that by now, you have heard that Queen Elizabeth II has passed. Prince Charles has ascended to the throne.

King Charles III is kind of like the Al Gore of the United Kingdom. He has been an advocate of organic farming since he transformed his Home Farm to become completely organic in 1985.

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Produce from the farm was used to start the Duchy Originals brand, now known as Waitrose Duchy Organic and produces oats, wheat and eggs.

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Because of his new royal duties, Charles has given up the Home Farm, but maintains an organic farming operation in Sandringham, where he intends to have the largest organic sheep flock in the country.

Charles has conveyed the Duchy of Cornwall to his son William, who now succeeds him as Prince of Wales. The Duchy consists of 3,500 properties and 132,000 acres dotted across 23 counties. It has an estimated worth of around £730m.

It was announced last week that Prince William will begin a course in agricultural management at the University of Cambridge – a move that has been welcomed by some who set out the need for a sustainable monarch.

The course will enable Prince William to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a “champion of the countryside”. CCPP conveys its condolences to the Royal Family on the passing of the Queen and congratulates King Charles III on his ascendance to the throne. Further, CCPP extends an open invitation to their majesties William and Kate and their family to visit our operations in Clare, Michigan to see what permaculture farming is all about.

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