He once sent his staff ahead of one of his visits with a truck carrying furniture to replace the perfectly appropriate fittings in the guest rooms (see above video).
When he speaks about “acceptable alternatives for people” you can be sure he’s referring to us commoners and not himself.
From Daily Mail: Prince Charles fears the natural world may be doomed as efforts to counter climate change are ‘coming too late’.
The lifelong environmental campaigner, 70, admitted the loss of biodiversity ‘terrifies me’ and said ‘the really difficult thing’ is presenting acceptable alternatives for people.
He said a key issue is the ‘untold damage’ done to the world’s water cycle – in a nod to the fact that ‘we seem to have forgotten that everything in nature is interconnected’.
But striking a more positive note, the Prince of Wales seemed to have a constructive conversation with US President Donald Trump during his state visit earlier this week.
The Prince and the President were said to have had a 90-minute ‘friendly’ discussion on climate change over tea at Clarence House, despite their conflicting views.
President Trump pulled the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement on June 1, 2017, and claimed climate change was a ‘Chinese hoax’ while on the campaign trail in 2016. The Prince ‘did most of the talking’ during their chat, according to the president.
But he said of the Duke of Cornwall: ‘What he really feels one way about is the future. He wants to make sure future generations have climate that is good climate as opposed to a disaster, and I agree’.
Mr. Trump, who has previously accused climate experts of having a ‘political agenda’, told ITV’s Good Morning Britain he ‘totally listened’ to the prince when the issue came up.
The Prince, a keen gardener, is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his gardens at his private estate in Highgrove, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire.
He has come under flak over the years for adopting an organic approach to horticulture but it has since become popular.
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