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A speech by HRH The Prince of Wales titled The Rainforest Lecture for Friends of the Earth, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

6th February 1990

When I first received the invitation to speak here at Kew today, I was unsure as to whether the gathering would be in one of the great greenhouses in a suitably tropical forest micro-climate. I am somewhat relieved, if I may say so, to find it is not in a greenhouse because such is the length of the…

A speech by HRH The Prince of Wales at the presentation of the Thomas Cranmer Schools Prize, St James, Garlickhythe, London

19th December 1989

I accepted the invitation to be Patron of the Thomas Cranmer Schools Prize simply because I mind about what may loosely be referred to as our heritage. Some may say it is an exaggerated concern and, indeed, as I have discovered only too plainly, if you actually stand up and talk about the importance…

A speech by HRH The Prince of Wales at the opening of the Build A Better Britain Exhibition, The Business Design Centre, Islington, London

27th April 1989

Ladies and gentlemen, I must confess that I had somehow imagined that I was coming to a rather small and intimate gathering, but I have been rather mistaken and have discovered that it is much larger than I thought, and nor was I expecting quite so many eminent property developers and architects and…

A speech given by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales at Windsor Polo and Beach Club on Saturday, 18th February 1989

18th February 1989

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to have this opportunity very briefly to mention what I think all people have already heard a great deal about for some time, which is a particular problem which faces various parts of the world, in particular Africa, and what also faces Friends of Conservation.I…

A speech by HRH The Prince of Wales at the opening of the Museum of the Moving Image, The South Bank, London

15th September 1988

Well as Dickie Attenborough said, I can't believe either that this is actually happening, after what seems a very long time indeed of gestation. The whole thing has been rather like an elephantine pregnancy. But the result, I am sure, even though I haven't seen it yet and am invited to open it without…