Prince Charles will not renew the lease on his organic farm in Gloucestershire. There are probably practical reasons for this.
Prince Charles (71) will not renew the lease on his organic farm in Gloucestershire. According to British media reports, the royal family has confirmed this. For 35 years he farmed the land near his country estate, Highgrove House. In spring 2021 he would have had to extend the lease by 20 years. The 71-year-old successor to Queen Elizabeth II (94) now refrains from this.
According to observers of the royal family, the withdrawal has practical reasons. Once Prince Charles is king, he can hardly take care of the organic farm. With the products from the Home Farm, Charles founded the Duchy Originals brand, now known as Waitrose Duchy Organic. The oat biscuits from Duchy Originals are famous.
The heir to the throne remains loyal to agriculture even without a home farm: "The Prince of Wales will not renew the lease for the home farm, but he will continue to cultivate organic land in Sandringham," said a spokesman for the BBC.