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A message from HRH The Prince of Wales to New Zealand on the one year anniversary of the Christchurch and Canterbury earthquakes

22nd February 2012

It has been more than forty years since I first visited New Zealand, and over those many years I have come to know Christchurch and the Canterbury region as treasures of the country’s natural and built environment.It was, therefore, with rising horror that my wife and I watched the unfolding scenes…

A letter from Paddy Harverson, Communications Secretary to HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, to The Times

27th October 2011

Dear Sir,Your article of Tuesday October 25th (“Blair helped Gaddafi get royal seal of approval”) about correspondence between The Prince of Wales and Colonel Gadaffi failed to sufficiently highlight that the primary purpose of His Royal Highness’s letter was to secure the release of Palestinian…

A statement by Clarence House on the retirement of Sir Michael Peat as Principal Private Secretary to The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall

3rd October 2011

Sir Michael Peat retired as Principal Private Secretary to The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall on 30th September after nine years in post. The roles he is taking on include acting as an independent non-executive of Deloitte in the UK, as an adviser to the UK-based asset management firm CQS…

A letter from Paddy Harverson, Communications Secretary to The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, to the Sunday Telegraph

2nd October 2011

On Sunday 25th September the Sunday Telegraph ran a story about AG Carrick’s accounts which Clarence House felt misrepresented the facts.The newspaper subsequently agreed to run the following letter from Paddy Harverson in order to allow us to put the record straight:“Dear Sir,In response to Mandrake…

A tribute from The Prince of Wales to the late Wangari Maathai, Founder of the Green Belt Movement

28th September 2011

There are few people who have had such a profound impact on the future direction of humanity than Wangari Maathai. Her understanding of the link between human poverty and the quality of the natural environment undoubtedly influenced a generation of environmentalists and policymakers.It is a tribute…

A message from TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to the Prime Minister of Norway

23rd July 2011

Dear Prime Minister, My wife and I were so utterly horrified by what has happened in Norway and by the unimaginable extent of the loss of life amongst the young people on the island of Utøya. Above all, we wanted you to know how deeply we feel for the families and loved ones of those who died so…

A message from TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to Their Majesties The King and Queen of Norway

23rd July 2011

Dear Harald and Sonja, Camilla and I wanted you both to know just how appalled we were to learn of the brutal murders of so many young people on the island of Utøya and in Oslo. Inadequate as it may seem under such awful circumstances, our hearts are filled with intense sorrow at what has happened…

A letter from Paddy Harverson, Communications Secretary to The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, to the Independent

4th July 2011

This is the text of a letter sent to the Independent by The Prince of Wales's Communications Secretary Paddy Harverson regarding misleading coverage of His Royal Highness's finances:"Joan Smith's article "We are all in this together, but is Charles?" (30 June) and your news story of 29 June about the…

Statement by Clarence House in response to media reports about The Prince of Wales meeting Government Ministers

4th July 2011

Following a newspaper report about The Prince of Wales meeting  Government Ministers, Clarence House pointed out that these meetings are routine and part of his duty as Heir to the Throne.In preparing for his future role, it is essential that the Heir to the Throne understands the workings of Government…

A message from The Prince of Wales to His Majesty The Emperor of Japan

11th March 2011

It was with the greatest shock and sadness that my wife and I heard the terrible news this morning of a massive earthquake in North East Japan.I can only begin to imagine the horrifying situation with which local communities and your Emergency Services are having to deal. We have been following reports…