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Prince Charles and the Duchy of Cornwall.

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merlotgran Fri 25-Oct-19 10:35:11

I really enjoyed watching this documentary. It made me realise that we are so used to Charles being the heir to the throne that once he's King he'll no longer be directly involved with the Duchy which is so obviously close to his heart.

They'll miss him and I wouldn't mind betting he'll miss them.

merlotgran Sun 27-Oct-19 11:59:47

Charles needs his time on the throne. He's been working towards it all his life and William needs time as Prince of Wales and all the other titles before he succeeds.

Those who think William should be 'fast tracked' are denying him essential experience and how would that affect poor little George who would have to become the heir far too soon?

Anniebach Sun 27-Oct-19 12:08:00

When Charles becomes King I do hope Camilla will be given the title Queen Consort as is her right, but when they married
some of the public were against her so it was said she would have the title ‘Princess Consort’, so wrong, but I doubt it will cause her distress after all she has endured.

Sparklefizz Sun 27-Oct-19 13:08:40

Camilla has only "endured" what she brought on herself.

Anniebach Sun 27-Oct-19 13:16:39

Why is Camilla different to so many woman who have had a marriage breakdown and then becomes involved with a man who has had a marriage breakdown ?

Calendargirl Sun 27-Oct-19 15:01:05

Think it would look pretty daft to have a Princess Consort next to a King, although I know it was a suggestion years ago.

Camilla, Queen Consort, would be fine. Charles won’t stand for her being sidelined, and why should she be?

Anniebach Sun 27-Oct-19 17:09:54

I hope she will be given the title, it is hers by right , I agree Charles wouldn’t have her snubbed , but she is a woman who
would choose not to take the title if it caused upset for her husband .

henetha Mon 28-Oct-19 10:34:52

Absolutely right, Anniebach. She's more than proved herself worthy. And it would be daft to let the past prevent it. Who amongst us is perfect? Good luck to them both.

Alexa Mon 28-Oct-19 10:52:35


"If you call it feudal
Oxford University owns much of Britain too - one of my ancestors worked for the "feudal university" and the system is still going strong today.

The Forestry Commission
C of E
The Army
A Danish entrepreneur owns much of Scotland

Why not confiscate it all including anything privately owned, and put it into the hands of the state?"
Grouse moors and other shooting and hunting preserves, and golf courses are two uses of land which are bad for the natural environment and for public access. Prince Charles seems to be a philanthropic landlord who does some organic farming and some conservation of traditional breeds. It's a pity he shoots but one hopes he stops his gamekeepers breaking the law.

merlotgran Fri 08-Nov-19 20:05:28

Following on from Cornwall. Last night's programme about Charles' investiture as Prince of Wales brought back memories. The look of shock on Princess Margaret's face when they heard the explosion from outside the castle walls made me realise how stoical they've always been. The Queen Mother barely flinched! I think things would be different today. Security would be much tighter for a start.

Never mind the Highgrove. I'll have some of that lovely Welsh farmhouse please. smile

Anniebach Fri 08-Nov-19 21:17:50

Brought back memories for me too ! The nationalist campaign
were trying to blow up reservoirs, the night our first daughter was born my husband was patrolling a lake 30 miles away.

He has turned out to be a very popular Prince of Wales , but he was so young when invested .

Llwynywermod is a lovely house

crazyH Fri 08-Nov-19 21:26:07

I am warming to Prince Charles He seems to be a hands on landlord. He said he spends about 2 hours at weekends, physically working on the land......sorting out the fences etc. Good on him ....

Anniebach Fri 08-Nov-19 21:32:27

I do know he does hedging and is passionate about dry stone

Calendargirl Fri 08-Nov-19 22:37:15

He has grown up so much in the intervening years. When you look at old footage such as this, you realise how gauche and young he was. Now at almost 71, he comes across as a wise, caring, dutiful man, and I feel sure Camilla’s influence has played no small part in making him a much happier person, at ease with himself, with others, and his future role in life.