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A speech by HRH The Prince of Wales, The Brundtland Commission, The World Commission on Environment and Development, London

22nd April 1992

Prime Minister, Commissioners, ladies and gentlemen, I think I must have taken leave of my senses when I accepted the invitation to speak at this gathering. At a distance of some six months it is easy to accept almost anything, but how many of you in this room know that feeling which creeps over you…

A speech by HRH THe Prince of Wales at the Inauguration of The Prince of Wales's Institute of Architecture, St James's Palace, London

30th January 1992

I am enormously grateful to you all for coming here this evening to a reception to announce the creation of my Institute of Architecture. Some of you may think it rather dramatic, even foolhardy, on my part to attempt something quite so ambitious. Indeed, I wake up sweating in the middle of the night…

A speech by HRH The Prince of Wales to the Summer School in Civil Architecture, Villa Lante, Italy

13th September 1991

It is a particular pleasure to be able to reach the Villa Lante this year, having rather carelessly broken a useful part of my anatomy last year. It is a great privilege that you have granted us the use of the Villa Lante, and I am enormously grateful to the President, the Prime Minister, and the Italian…

A speech by The Prince of Wales on the 150th Anniversary of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Brighton

5th July 1991

Little did I think when I accepted the invitation to become the Patron of your College that you would finally catch up with me in your 150th year by strapping me to a lectern and forcing yourselves to listen to me. However, I can only assume that if your professional reputation is anything to go by,…

A speech by HRH The Prince of Wales at the Annual Shakespeare Birthday Lecture, The Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

22nd April 1991

Ladies and gentlemen, it may prove to be exceptionally opportune - in view of what I have to say to you today in this theatre - that I take off for Brazil as soon as I leave Stratford, probably never to return until found in the last remaining patch of rainforest by a tribe of hunter-gatherer environmentalists…