02 Aug A week in the UK
One of the major highlights this quarter was our visit to London in June. This was a wonderful opportunity to host our corporate partners and Patrons at events in the presence of His Royal Highness (H.R.H.), and to see firsthand a number of The Prince’s Charities innovative projects and programs in action.
Throughout the rest of the week, we accompanied our Patrons to various community projects initiated by H.R.H., including tours of Poundbury, BRE Innovation Park and The Royal Gardens of Highgrove.
Poundbury is an experimental urban extension of an ancient market town in Dorset. Adhering to architectural principles advocated by The Prince of Wales that promote endurance and timelessness, the town is now home to 2,500 people.
BRE Innovation Park, in Watford, is home to The Prince’s Natural House. Initiated by The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, The Prince’s Natural House is a low carbon home built from natural materials demonstrating how low cost, sustainable eco living can be achieved.
The Royal Gardens of Highgrove is the private residence of Their Royal Highnesses (T.R.H.) The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall in Gloucestershire. Reflecting H.R.H.’s deep commitment to sustainability, the management of the garden adheres to a variety of sustainability practices.
Our evenings were as busy as our days, which included two remarkable events attending H.R.H.’s International Charities Dinners at St James’ Palace and Buckingham Palace, along with our Canadian and American colleagues.
The week concluded with a visit to The Prince’s Trust and a cultural evening in West End, made possible by The Arts Centre Melbourne.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Clarence House, our corporate partners and Patrons for a wonderful and inspiring week.