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Prince Charles dons designer shades and a sharp suit on Oxfordshire farm

Forgotten one’s wellies? Prince Charles dons designer shades and a dapper-looking suit as he sniffs soil samples while touring eco-friendly Oxfordshire farm

  • Prince of Wales visited farm and food education centre in Oxfordshire today
  • The royal wasn’t afraid to get his hands dirty when shown soil samples – despite wearing a sharp suit and designer sunglasses for the visit  
  • Charles, 72, has a keen interest in the environment and sustainable farming
  • Meanwhile, the Duchess of Cornwall was in South London, opening a new library for school children at a primary school in Nine Elms 

The Prince of Wales was down on the farm today…but still sporting a very sharp suit.

The royal, 72, spent the morning discovering FarmED, a new centre for farm and food education in Oxfordshire. 

Donning a dapper grey suit with a pink shirt and patterned tie, as well as a swish pair of Serengeti shades, the heir to the throne took time to learn about the eco-friendly initiatives happening at the forward-thinking project. 

 

Time for tea: The Prince of Wales visited farm and food education centre in Oxfordshire today, sporting a dapper grey suit with a pink shirt and patterned tie, as well as a swish pair of Serengeti shades

The royal, who has a keen interest in the environment and sustainable farming, looked in good spirits as he headed out into a meadow at FarmED, a new center for farm and food education in Oxfordshire

The royal, who has a keen interest in the environment and sustainable farming, looked in good spirits as he headed out into a meadow at FarmED, a new center for farm and food education in Oxfordshire

The centre aims to inspire, educate, and connect people to build sustainable farming and food systems

 The centre aims to inspire, educate, and connect people to build sustainable farming and food systems

Checking out the soil bio-diversity in a sample, the Prince leaned forward to take in the aroma of the land

Checking out the soil bio-diversity in a sample, the Prince leaned forward to take in the aroma of the land

Charles has a keen interest in the environment and sustainable farming and appeared to take particular interest in soil samples from the farm. 

After a table with different samples of earth was set up in the midst of a field of long grass, the Prince leaned in to sniff the soil.  

The FarmED centre provides learning spaces and events that inspire, educate, and connect people to build sustainable farming and food systems – something which healthy soil is crucial to, say experts.   

Wandering the meadows of the pastoral land in the Oxfordshire countryside, Charles learned how the farm aims to reverse climate change and increase biodiversity while feeding everyone healthy food.  

The royal learned how the Oxfordshire farm is aiming to reverse climate change and increase biodiversity while feeding everyone healthy food

The royal learned how the Oxfordshire farm is aiming to reverse climate change and increase biodiversity while feeding everyone healthy food

A chance to wander: the Prince of Wales walks in a wild meadow as he tours the farm

A chance to wander: the Prince of Wales walks in a wild meadow as he tours the farm

Wearing expensive sunglasses and a smart suit, the Prince appeared to enjoy the chance to be in the countryside

Prince Charles looks in reflective mood as he looks out across the land

 Wearing expensive sunglasses and a smart suit, the Prince appeared to enjoy the chance to be in the countryside. Right: Prince Charles looks in reflective mood as he looks out across the land

In London, Camilla was on a more urban adventure. The Duchess of Cornwall showed off her love of reading again today, joining primary school pupils to open a new library in the capital.

Camilla, 72, headed to Nine Elms to open the Life Changing Library at Griffin Primary School in South London before heading for a picnic lunch in St James Park with the excited pupils to launch their Story Trail.

The Royal, who has her own Instagram reading group and is a patron of BookTrust and the National Literacy Trust, looked relaxed in a navy blue shirt dress adorned with a feather design, as she made the morning visit.

A right royal lesson! The Duchess of Cornwall, 72, looked relaxed as she took part in a literary picnic in St James Park with the pupils of Griffin Primary School in Nine Elms

A right royal lesson! The Duchess of Cornwall, 72, looked relaxed as she took part in a literary picnic in St James Park with the pupils of Griffin Primary School in Nine Elms

With her reading glasses firmly on, Camilla delighted the pupils with a reading of Judith Kerr's The Tiger Who Came to Tea

With her reading glasses firmly on, Camilla delighted the pupils with a reading of Judith Kerr’s The Tiger Who Came to Tea 

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