The Prince of Wales in the garden at Birkhall

The Prince of Wales today shared a message in support of the Pick for Britain campaign, which encourages those looking for work to consider a job picking fruit and vegetables.

The unique challenge of the coronavirus means that in the coming months, thousands of British workers will be needed to help farmers bring in this year’s harvest.

His Royal Highness said:

I do not doubt that the work will be unglamorous and, at times, challenging. But it is of the utmost importance and, at the height of this global pandemic, you will be making a vital contribution to the national effort.

The Pick for Britain website was launched in April to bring all the separate recruiters into one place for those seeking employment.

The Prince of Wales has been a strong supporter of the food and farming sectors for many years and is Patron or President of a number of organisations that help preserve rural communities and protect British culture.