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The Prince of Wales and The Duchess
of Cornwall

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Prince Harry



  • HRH The Prince of Wales
  • The garden at Highgrove
  • One of The Prince of Wales's watercolours
  • One of The Prince of Wales's watercolours

The private pursuits and interests of The Prince of Wales are as varied as the concerns - like the welfare of young people and the disadvantaged, the quality of our built environment and sustainability - to which he devotes his public life.

The Prince is a keen watercolourist and paints whenever his schedule allows. Lithographs of his paintings are sold and all proceeds go to The Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation.

His Royal Highness enjoys gardening, especially in his organic garden at Highgrove.

A keen advocate of traditional rural skills, The Prince enjoys hedgelaying and has hosted the National Hedgelaying Championships at Home Farm.  He has also laid many of the hedges on Home Farm himself.

In pursuing some of his interests, The Prince is able to give support to organisations in the worlds of art, music and theatre - as he does in many other fields - through becoming Patron or President.  In total, The Prince of Wales is Patron or President of around 400 organisations. For example, His Royal Highness is Patron or President of the English Chamber Orchestra and Music Society, the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, The Welsh National Opera, Live Music Now!, The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Royal Ballet, to name but a few.

The Prince and The Duchess regularly attend theatre and opera performances and symphony concerts, sometimes as part of a fundraising event and sometimes in a private capacity.

Over the years His Royal Highness has taken part in many different sports including racing, scuba diving and sailing. Up until November 2005 The Prince raised money for charity by playing polo. He decided to retire from the game after playing it for over 40 years.

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