This new documentary gives us an inside look at Prince Charles' secret passion

Prince Charles. (Getty Images)
Prince Charles. (Getty Images)

Cape Town – Prince Charles' passion for the countryside is well known, and now the future king has been described as a powerful voice for the farming community in a new documentary about the heir and his estate.

The two-part programme, Inside the Duchy, will broadcast on ITV Choice (DStv 123) on 14 and 21 November at 20:00.

The Prince of Wales inherited the Duchy when he was 21 and, as the longest-serving heir to the British throne, has now been at its helm for more than 50 years. During that time, he has used his passion for nature and the environment to inform a philosophy for Duchy land.

The documentary also highlights the lives of the estate's farmers and tenants. The 135-acre tract, which spans 23 English counties, generates more than £21 million per year in profit (nearly R400 million), money that Charles uses to fund his official duties and charity work as well as the work of his children.


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