Highgrove House: The Prince of Wales’s Home and Garden, A Documentary

Okay, it’s documentary time yet, again!  In this series the focus is on The Prince of Wales’s home, Highgrove, and the fantastic gardens surrounding it:

The Prince of Wales takes Alan Titchmarsh on a tour of Highgrove House – his own personal retreat and family home. Prince Charles gives a remarkably informal and candid interview about the outlet for his gardening aspirations, offering a rare insight into a royal passion. The Highgrove estate has become synonymous with all things organic, and Alan finds out from Head Gardener Debs Goodenough and her team what inspired the beliefs of the most hands-on royal gardener in history.

For those who hate gardening, nature, the environment, and crap… you can skip this documentary.

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Student Protesters Attack HRH Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall’s Car

If you haven’t heard by now university tuition rates in the United Kingdom will triple thanks to British Parliament who approved of this controversial plan.

Unfortunately, HRH Prince Charles and his wife Camilla’s car was attacked this evening by demonstrators angry over this rate hike.  The royal couple were attending the Royal Variety Performance on December 9, “… in aid of the Entertainment Artistes Benevolent Fund.” Thankfully, they and others were not injured.

According to CNN International:

The demonstrators broke a window and tossed paint on the car, however neither royal family member was injured in the attack.

‘We can confirm that their Royal Highnesses’ car was attacked by protesters on the way to their engagement at the London Palladium this evening,” a spokesman for the prince said. “Their Royal Highnesses are unharmed.”

The attack followed a vote in the House of Commons to approve a plan to raise the existing cap on tuition rates charged by universities from £3,000 to £9,000. In U.S. dollars, that’s a nearly $10,000 increase — from roughly $4,700 to $14,000. Lawmakers approved the plan in a 323-302 vote.

The measure awaits approval by the House of Lords and a signature by the queen before it can become law.

To view video as well as to the read more about this unfortunate situation with please visit CNN’s official site athttp://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/12/09/uk.tuition.protests/index.html?iref=NS1

Photo (REUTERS/Eddie Keogh) and small quote courtesy of Daylife.com.

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HRH Prince Charles and Camilla The Duchess of Cornwall Release their Annual Christmas Card

 

On December 6, 2010, Clarence House finally released the official Christmas card for HRH Charles the Prince of Wales and his wife Camilla The Duchess of Cornwall.

The image was taken on the Balmoral Estate in January 2010.  The happy couple were “…cross country skiing on private land at the Balmoral Estate while they were staying at Birkhall”, according to Clarence House.

 

Photo credit: Clarence House/PA Wire

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