Prince Charles gives rare behind-the-scenes glimpse at Highgrove as he makes passionate speech about sustainability

Prince Charles spoke out in a video filmed at his Gloucestershire home

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales seen during his meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi at Clarence House on October 22, 2020 in London, England
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Prince Charles has given royal fans a unique glimpse at the garden of his Gloucestershire home, Highgrove House, as he spoke passionately about sustainability.

Prince Charles has provided a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse at the garden of his country home, Highgrove House, in a video shared the same week as Earth Day 2021. Whilst Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall also have a London residence, Clarence House, they do often spend time at Highgrove. It’s understood that the royal couple spent part of this year there during lockdown. 

The Prince of Wales likely loves the Gloucestershire countryside setting and has long been known as an advocate for conservation and sustainability. Last year he launched a conscious fashion collection and also opened the It’s Time Festival of climate action

This week his eldest son Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge celebrated Earth Day by asking people to “give the earth a shot”. Now Charles has spoken out in a video clip posted by The Sustainable Markets Initiative Twitter account.

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The Tweet, which provides a link to the full length video of Charles in conversation, also shares the shortened clip.

In the caption it revealed: ‘To mark #EarthWeek, a new film shows HRH The Prince of Wales in conversation about his passion for nature, in his Highgrove garden’. 

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Royal fans will no doubt be delighted to see Charles passionately discussing his beliefs about nature and sustainability from the spectacular surroundings of his own garden.

What did Prince Charles say about sustainability?

This important video clip opened with a reminder on-screen about how Prince Charles launched the Terra Carta earlier this year. It aims to build a more sustainable future by combining the private sector’s innovation and resources with the power of nature.  

The Prince of Wales then went on to discuss how he’s dedicated so much of his life to trying to help make businesses take the current climate situation more seriously.

He also expressed optimism as he revealed how more businesses are now willing to engage with projects such as the Terra Carta.

"I’ve spent nearly 40 years trying to persuade and encourage business people to take all this seriously,” Prince Charles said. “I’ve run business and environment programs, seminars for years and I’ve spent my life trying to bring people together.”

“I find now with the round tables we’re doing now with different sectors many more want to engage, but they’re saying very often this is the first time we’ve ever had a cross-industry opportunity to discuss all these things. So it’s integrating the whole thing."

“I’m a great believer in integration,” he went on to declare. “Looking at it from all the different aspects which are so key to making anything work. That’s how nature works.”

Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Royal Editor with seven years of experience working in digital publishing. Her specialist areas including literature, the British Royal Family and knowing all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and every streaming service out there. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, you can find Emma cooking and watching yet more crime dramas.