By Aoife Hanna published
Prince Charles was photographed using a walking stick during an event to promote the importance of hedgerows, in the British countryside, and their uniquely vital ecosystems.
- Prince Charles was photographed using a walking stick that he was gifted back in 2018.
- The Prince of Wales is busy promoting British wildlife after his official trip to Barbados.
- In other royal news, Prince Harry mocked as 'out of touch' for urging people to leave jobs that don't bring them 'joy'.
Prince Charles is famed for his love of country pursuits and it looks like he's not giving up his outdoorsy interests anytime soon. Prince Charles' sweet tribute to his eldest grandson Prince George isn't the only sign that the hard-working royal is dedicated to the British countryside.
The stick being used by the Prince during the event is an extra special gift that he received back in 2018 from the Welsh Guards to celebrate HRH's 70th birthday.
To mark The Prince of Wales’ 70th birthday tomorrow, the @WelshGuards presented him with a walking stick crafted from Welsh hawthorn. Gun Salutes will be fired for the special occasion tomorrow in the Green Park and at the @TowerOfLondon - do join us! @ClarenceHouse #celebration pic.twitter.com/WV7aqcoqs6November 13, 2018
The nature savvy royal said of the event, “The unique and extraordinary features of our British hedgerows, this countryside’s single biggest Nature reserve, with their ability to sequester carbon, help prevent flooding and soil erosion whilst providing stock control, shelter, green corridors and an abundance of food and protection for wildlife, make our hedgerows as precious a natural asset to our planet as any other I have experienced.”
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The post further explains the importance of these special features of the British countryside. "🦔🦋 Hedgelaying is an important traditional craft required to maintain hedgerows, which offer homes and sanctuary for many of the countryside’s birds and animals."
Seemingly it's not as simple as planting a few hedges as the post continues, "There are over 30 styles of hedge-laying in the UK depending on climate, farming practice, and trees and shrubs in the area. 🌳 Hedges must be laid properly, with steps including replanting, thinning and coppicing to reduce problems of gaps, sparse stems, knuckles and height issues."
Aoife is Junior News Editor at woman&home.
She's an Irish journalist and writer with over 1500 bylines and a background in creative writing, comedy and TV production.
Formerly Aoife was a contributing writer at Bustle and her words can be found in the Metro, Huffpost, Delicious, Imperica, EVOKE and her poetry features in the soon-to-be-published Queer Life, Queer Love anthology.
Outside of work you might bump into her at a garden center, charity shop, hot yoga studio, lifting heavy weights or (most likely) supping/eating some sort of delicious drink/meal.
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