Prince Charles exclusive interview: ‘I had no idea my children had been paying attention to me about rubbish and plastic waste’

Prince Charles
Prince Charles in his beloved Highgrove Gardens Credit:  Chris Jackson

Years ahead of the conversation, the Prince of Wales has made it his life’s work to embrace environmentalism and fight pollution. Here, he explains to Alex Preston how he’s put these beliefs into practice at Highgrove, creating a garden legacy that inspires not just visitors but his children and grandchildren.

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‘I remember as a child at Sandringham, there was the most wonderful topiary garden Queen Alexandra, my great-great-grandmother, had established at the old dairy building. I can still remember being taken as a child, being wheeled in my pram even, and it was so special, these clipped animal shapes, peacocks, birds. I’ve never forgotten...

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