Touching moment Prince Charles is overcome with emotion after listening to Prince William talking about one day taking over his Cornish estate
- Prince Charles and his eldest son William discuss the next steps for the Duchy
- The Duke of Cornwall admits he was ‘reduced to tears’ by William’s comments
- William said he had already started to think about how he would manage it
- The Duchy is a private portfolio of land, financial investments and property
This is the touching moment that Prince Charles is overcome with emotion as he listens to his son William talking about the Duchy of Cornwall.
The Duke of Cornwall admitted he was ‘practically reduced to tears’ when his son took an interest in inheriting the Duchy.
Father and son appear in a two-part documentary, with the second episode airing on ITV on Thursday.
During the show, which was filmed to mark the Prince of Wales’s 50th working year as the Duke of Cornwall, Prince Charles says his work over the last 50-years will have ‘all been worth it’ if William takes up the helm.
Prince William was seen talking about his plans to take over the Duchy from his father Prince Charles
Prince Charles has admitted he was ‘practically reduced to tears’ after his son William took an interest in taking over the Duchy of Cornwall
Speaking about how he has managed the private portfolio of land, property and investments he said he had ‘tried to make it as much of a family exercise as possible’.
The documentary sees William talking about succession and his own family, to which Prince Charles responds.
‘I couldn’t believe it, I was deeply touched and moved by what he said.
‘It reduced me to tears because I suddenly thought well hearing that from him has made the last 50-years’ worthwhile’.
The second episode, airing at 9pm on Thursday October 31, offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the Duchy of Cornwall (pictured: A 200 acre Duchy farm rented by Sam and Emily Stables)
William was filmed discussing how important he thought the family angle of the Duchy was and said: ‘I’ve started to think about how I will inherit the Duchy one day and what I will do’.
During a visit to a Duchy farm, William said he should have brought along his eldest child, Prince George.
‘He would be absolutely loving this. He’s obsessed,’ William said with a laugh.
William speaks to farmers about how vital family is to the estate and how important the outdoors are to his own family.
‘My children are already playing on the tractors and … it’s so important to get outside, and have the children understand nature,’ William said.
Charles’s eldest son said he is ‘very passionate’ about farming and is learning as much as he can on the Queen’s estate at Sandringham.
As William prepares for his future role, he asks farmer Mervyn Keeling if there is anything the Duchy could be doing better for its tenants.
Mr Keeling explains Brexit is a big rural issue.
‘We had a meeting with your father, he arranged it about Brexit … but even they couldn’t answer the questions for us,’ Mr Keeling said.
‘Because nobody knows, but it was nice, ‘cos I spoke to him afterwards, and your dad said he knows, and he was interested … he wants to make sure it’s right for us and for the countryside.’