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Quotes by the Future King of England

Updated: Jun 13, 2022

Eldest child of Elizabeth and Philip, Prince Charles needs little introduction. But you really get under his skin if you listen to what he says...

Prince Charles
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I learned the way a monkey learns - by watching its parents.

On an increasingly crowded planet, humanity faces many threats - but none is greater than climate change. It magnifies every hazard and tension of our existence.

As you may possibly have noticed from time to time, I have tended to make a habit of sticking my head above the parapet and generally getting it shot off for pointing out what has always been blindingly obvious to me.

Perhaps it has been too uncomfortable for those with vested interests to acknowledge, but we have spent the best part of the past century enthusiastically testing the world to utter destruction; not looking closely enough at the long-term impact our actions will have.

We can halt the destruction of the world's rainforests - and even restore parts of them - in order to ensure that the forests do what they are so good at - in other words, storing carbon naturally.

I believe passionately that everyone has a particular God-given ability.

It is baffling, I must say, that in our modern world we have such blind trust in science and technology that we all accept what science tells us about everything - until, that is, it comes to climate science.

It is vitally important that we can continue to say, with absolute conviction, that organic farming delivers the highest quality, best-tasting food, produced without artificial chemicals or genetic modification, and with respect for animal welfare and the environment, while helping to maintain the landscape and rural communities.

I have often thought that one of the less attractive traits of various professional bodies and institutions is the deeply ingrained suspicion and outright hostility which can exist towards anything unorthodox or unconventional.

Extremism is no more the monopoly of Islam than it is the monopoly of other religions, including Christianity.

Do you seriously expect me to be the first Prince of Wales in history not to have a mistress?

Conservation must become before recreation.


Kicking things around at OGN Towers, we wonder if Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester, Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick and Baron Renfrew, Lord of the Isles, and Prince and Great Steward of Scotland, (born November 14, 1948, Buckingham Palace, London, England) will, one day, chair a global consortium of nations in a universal effort to fix the climate crisis.


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