Annual Review 2004 - The Prince of Wales

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Annual Review 2004 - The Prince of Wales

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London

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HRH The Prince of Wales

Annual Review

2004


Cover picture caption, left.

The Prince of Wales in India.

Cover picture caption, middle.

The Prince of Wales meets students

of The Prince’s Drawing School

during his visit to Smithfield Market,

London. The Prince was viewing

the work of the students who were

making architectural sketches of the

market.

Cover picture caption, right.

The Prince of Wales at

Blackhaugh Farm, Scotland.


Contents

Part I

First Annual Review

Introduction

Summary

Engagements and Activities

Future Developments

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03

04-06

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Part II

Supporting the Queen

The United Kingdom

Overseas

The Armed Services

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08-11

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Part III

Charitable Entrepreneur

£100m Raised for charity

Youth Opportunity

Health

Education

Responsible Business

The Natural Environment

The Built Environment

The Arts

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14-15

16-17

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20-23

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26-27

28-29

Part IV

Promoting and Protecting

Acting as a Catalyst

Rural Communities

The Church of England and Ethnic Minorities

Tourism

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30-32

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Part V

Income, Expenditure and Staff

Income & Expenditure Account

Income and Funding

Expenditure

Staff

Annual Visits

Official Costs

Corporate Social Responsibility

Appendix

Core Organisations

Acknowledgements

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First Annual

Review 2004

Introduction

This first Annual Review is intended to give an

overview of The Prince of Wales’s official and

charitable activities, and to provide information

about his income and official expenditure for the

year to 31st March 2004.

In addition to this introduction, the Review has

four sections; one devoted to each of the three

principal elements of The Prince of Wales’s role

and activities, and the fourth providing a detailed

account of how his activities and office are

financed and outlining the responsibilities of his

senior staff.

While there is no established constitutional role

for the Heir to The Throne, The Prince of Wales

seeks to do all he can to use his unique position

to make a difference for the better in the United

Kingdom and internationally. The way in which

His Royal Highness does so varies over time and

according to circumstances, but it can, in simple

terms, be divided into three parts.

(i) Undertaking royal duties in support of

The Queen. This involves supporting The

Queen in her role as a focal point for national

pride, unity and allegiance and bringing

people together across all sections of society,

representing stability and continuity, highlighting

achievement, and emphasising the importance

of service and the voluntary sector by

encouragement and example.

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(ii) Working as a charitable entrepreneur.

The Prince of Wales has been prescient in

identifying charitable need and setting up

and driving forward charities to meet it, and

his 17 core charities alone require His Royal

Highness to assist directly or indirectly with

raising around £100 million a year.

(iii) Promoting and protecting national

traditions, virtues and excellence. This

includes helping to ensure that views held

by many people which otherwise might not

be heard receive some exposure. His Royal

Highness does this through letters to and

meetings with Government Ministers and

other people of influence, by giving speeches,

writing articles and participating in television

programmes. In doing so, he is always careful

to avoid issues which are politically contentious.


Summary

During the year, The Prince of Wales undertook

517 official engagements. He visited 59 counties

and towns in the UK, and carried out 82 official

engagements overseas during working tours

in Russia, India, Iraq, Iran and Saudi Arabia

to promote the country’s diplomatic and

commercial interests; he met an estimated

10,000 people during these engagements and

was seen by many more. He also received or

entertained 9,000 official guests at Clarence

House, Highgrove, Birkhall and other royal

residences.

His Royal Highness’s 17 core charities, which

are listed in the Appendix, require funding

of around £100 million a year. They employ

1,600 people, with thousands of volunteers

also providing invaluable support. Last year,

The Prince of Wales increased the number

of charities of which he is President or Patron

to 363. Charities of which His Royal Highness

became President or Patron during the year

included the National Trust for Scotland and the

British Red Cross, which he took over from the

late Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

The Prince of Wales attended over 150 formal

briefings and meetings, and received over

33,000 letters from members of the public

and wrote over 2,000 letters personally, with a

further 10,000 written on His Royal Highness’s

behalf by his Office.

During the year, the Office also dealt with an

estimated 50,000 questions and requests for

information from the media in this country and

overseas. His Royal Highness gave around

50 major speeches and wrote four published

articles, while the television film ”Highgrove:

A Prince’s Legacy“, about the garden and farm

at Highgrove, was broadcast three times.

The film has now been seen by an estimated

10.5 million people, a record for a BBC natural

history programme. The Prince of Wales also

contributed to ‘Restoration’, the popular BBC

Two television series about the country’s

architectural heritage.

These facts and figures do not reflect the

large part of The Prince of Wales’s working

time devoted to going through the huge volume

of correspondence and other reading material

which he receives every week. In addition to

his official briefings and meetings, His Royal

Highness also spends considerable time

working with members of his Household,

trustees and directors of his charities and

others to manage his programme and

charities, and to take forward the many

initiatives with which he is involved.

In July 2003, the refurbishment of Clarence

House was completed. The total cost amounted

to £6.068 million, of which the Property Services

Grant-In-Aid paid £4.508 million and The Prince

of Wales £1.560 million. The house was opened

to the public for the first time during August,

September and part of October and was visited

by 47,000 people; it will be open again this

August and September.

The Household’s senior management team

was strengthened during the year by the

appointment of a Communications Secretary,

a Director and Deputy Director of Charities,

and a Senior Equerry, in order to keep pace

with the development of The Prince of Wales’s

official and charitable activities.

The 20% increase in income from the Duchy

of Cornwall (see below) principally reflects

increased rents from commercial property.

The increased Grants-In-Aid funding and

official expenditure reflect the refurbishment

of Clarence House.

Year to 31st March

2004 2003

£000s £000s

Income from the Duchy of Cornwall

Funding from Grants-In-Aid

and Government Departments

Official expenditure

Tax and personal expenditure

Capital expenditure less depreciation, loan

repayments and transfers to reserves

Net cash surplus (deficit)

11,913

4,148

16,061

(10,095)

(4,406)

(1,442)

118

9,943

3,102

13,045

(8,729)

(3,843)

(802)

(329)


Engagements and Activities

Statistics, of course, only tell a small part

of the story, and the following examples of

engagements and developments during the past

year are to provide a fuller picture of the range

of The Prince of Wales’s work.

Visits by The Prince of Wales to meet

servicemen and women in Iraq and their

families in this country

In March 2003, The Prince met families of

those serving in the Gulf when he visited army

bases at Dover and Colchester. In February

2004, he visited servicemen and women in

Iraq. The Prince praised British troops for their

work and met more than 200 soldiers from

the 2nd Battalion of the Parachute Regiment,

soldiers described by His Royal Highness as a

“remarkable bunch of people.”

Holyrood Week in Scotland and visits to

promote the country’s tourist attractions

In June, The Prince of Wales visited a range of

Scottish tourist attractions to promote British

Tourism Day, including Linlithgow Palace

in West Lothian and the House for an Art

Lover in Glasgow. The Prince was in Scotland

for his annual week’s stay at the Palace of

Holyroodhouse, and as well as promoting

tourism, His Royal Highness also opened a

new Macmillan Cancer Centre in Melrose,

met farmers in the Borders, attended a special

ceremony at Europe’s biggest mosque in

Glasgow, and paid a flying visit to the Isle of

Mull where he dropped in on the island’s famous

bakery and butcher shops.

Launch of the Affordable Housing Initiative

In June, The Prince of Wales launched an

initiative to encourage landowners to make land

available for affordable housing, and companies

to look at the possibility of using disused land

and/or existing buildings for the same purpose.

The Housing Corporation, the Countryside

Agency, Business in the Community and the

Country Land and Business Association are all

partners in the initiative, and with The Duke of

Westminster, His Royal Highness is now funding

two members of staff to work on the project.

The Prince’s message at the launch was simple:

the futures of villages depend on homes being

available for local people, and schools, pubs,

shops and other services that are integral to

village and community life depend on them.

The Prince of Wales’s visit to India

The Prince of Wales visited The Republic of

India from 28th October to 5th November

2003. The visit focused on heritage and

restoration, sustainable development and

youth entrepreneurship. During his stay, The

Prince visited a water conservation project,

a Bollywood film set, restoration projects in

Rajasthan and the largest slums in Asia on the

outskirts of Mumbai. At the start of his visit,

The Prince said: “It gives me great joy to be

returning to your remarkable country.”

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Far left.

The Prince visits Aldershot military

camp where he met wives of

soldiers serving in the Gulf War.

He was presented with 10 Mallah

garlands by wives of members of

the Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic

Regiment on his departure.

Left.

The Prince on an official visit

to India.


His Royal Highness hosted his second

Education Summer School for teachers of

English and History

The Prince hosted his second Prince of Wales

Education Summer School in June 2003, aimed

at bringing together teachers of English and

History to debate how their subjects are taught.

This followed a successful pilot course in Devon

in 2002. The free four-day course in Norwich

gave teachers the opportunity to join in sessions

with well-known figures such as poet Seamus

Heaney, playwright Tom Stoppard, novelist PD

James and historians David Starkey, Simon

Schama and Michael Wood.

The visit to Wales in June by

The Prince of Wales and Prince William to

mark Prince William’s 21st birthday

The Prince of Wales and his eldest son received

a warm welcome when they arrived in Wales

in June 2003 to mark Prince William’s 21st

birthday. Thousands of well-wishers turned

out to see the two Princes, who visited the

Anglesey Food Fair and opened the Newport

Action for Single Homeless (NASH) day centre.

The opening of Clarence House to the public

for the first time

Clarence House, the official residence of The

Prince of Wales in London, opened to the public

for the first time in August 2003. Clarence

House was the London home of Her Majesty

Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother from

1953 to 2002 and underwent an extensive

refurbishment in 2003.

The Prince’s Foundation for the Built

Environment conference

In November 2003, The Prince of Wales hosted

a conference at The Prince’s Foundation for

the Built Environment in Shoreditch, London,

to discuss ways in which the building and

regeneration of urban areas could be improved.

The Prince gave a keynote speech to set out his

vision for the creation of vibrant and flourishing

communities and the Foundation’s role in turning

this vision into reality. The conference was

attended by the Deputy Prime Minister, John

Prescott, and a wide range of industry experts

and Government officials.

Left.

The Prince of Wales, Patron of the

British Wheelchair Sports Foundation,

talks to Paralympic gold medallist

Tanni Grey Thompson at the reopening

ceremony of the Stoke

Mandeville Stadium, The National

Centre for Disabled Sport.

Left and middle.

Clarence House exterior and interior.

Left.

The Queen and The Prince of Wales

leave the Prince’s Drawing School, in

Shoreditch, east London.

Far left.

His Royal Highness meets author

PD James at his second Education

Summer School for teachers of

English and History.

Middle.

Prince William meets well-wishers

outside Bangor Station, Wales.

Left.

Prince William and The Prince

of Wales visiting Newport Action

for Single Homeless (NASH) in

south Wales.


Attending the first British Citizenship

ceremony

The Prince of Wales welcomed 10 different

nationalities to Britain at the first British

Citizenship ceremony, held in Brent Town Hall,

London, in February 2004. At the ceremony,

which was also attended by the Home Secretary,

David Blunkett, The Prince presented 19 people,

including three children, with certificates of

citizenship. He wished them well and said:

“I very much hope that this ceremony has added

something to the significance of acquiring British

citizenship and that it has reinforced your belief,

if indeed any reinforcement is required, that you

belong here and are very welcome.”

The establishment of The Prince‘s Drawing

School and The Prince’s School of Traditional

Arts as separate charities

These two organisations set up by The Prince

of Wales, under the auspices of The Prince’s

Foundation for the Built Environment, achieved

separate charitable status. His Royal Highness

established The Prince of Wales’s Drawing

School in 2000 to be a centre of excellence

for the teaching, research and practice of

observational drawing. The School of Traditional

Arts was set up by His Royal Highness to

continue the living traditions of the world’s

sacred and traditional art forms.

The achievement for the first time of an

annual profit of £1 million by The Prince of

Wales’s food company Duchy Originals, all

the profits of which are given to charity

Duchy Originals has broken the £1 million

profit barrier and has established itself as one

of the leading quality food brands in the

country. At the heart of the concept is

The Prince of Wales’s desire to create and

sustain a “virtuous circle” for all involved: the

environment benefits from organic production,

farmers receive a proper reward for their work,

customers enjoy high-quality food, and money is

raised for good causes. Since its establishment,

Duchy Originals has donated total profits of £3.5

million to charity.

Party in the Park and Fashion Rocks at

the Royal Albert Hall, which together raised

over £2 million for The Prince’s Trust

Party in the Park 2003 raised more than

£1 million for The Prince’s Trust. Among the

top acts performing were Beyoncé Knowles,

Meatloaf and Busted. In October, The Prince

of Wales joined some of the biggest stars

of pop and fashion at the Royal Albert Hall,

when another £1 million was raised for

The Prince’s Trust.

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Far left.

The Prince meets citizens at the first

British Citizenship ceremony.

Left.

The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts

field trip to Granada, Spain.


Future Developments

The Prince of Wales

During the current year, His Royal Highness will

continue to work on a number of key issues,

focusing particularly on education, health,

protecting the national heritage, and supporting

agriculture and the rural economy. He will also

continue to use The Prince‘s Trust to reach out

to young people who feel alienated from society,

especially those from the Muslim community.

Management

The Household’s strengthened management

team is now largely in place, although there will

probably be one or two further appointments

during the current financial year to complete

the team. Initiatives are under way to develop

further the budgeting procedures and

management information systems in order to

optimise value for money. There will be further

investment in information technology to enable

remote access, and work will continue with

developing an electronic record management

system capable of controlling and recording

the huge paper-flow more consistently and

effectively. In addition, the final reorganisation

of the office accommodation, following The

Prince of Wales’s move to Clarence House,

will be completed. There will also be increased

emphasis on staff training and development.

Communications

The Press Office team will be further

strengthened with the appointment of a third

Press Officer, and a number of plans taken

forward, including the publication of this first

Annual Review, regular media briefings at

regional level, and further enhancements to the

official website, www.princeofwales.gov.uk.

Charities

In view of the wide and increasing range of

The Prince of Wales’s work for charity, a small

central charities team was established during

the course of last year, led by the new Director

of Charities, Sir Tom Shebbeare. The charities

team will develop its role during the current

year and provide support and advice to His

Royal Highness’s charities, in particular the

core 17 charities, on matters such as corporate

governance, donations policies and fundraising,

planning, and communications. The new team

will also facilitate liaison and synergy between

the charities, and help with the appointment of

chairmen and trustees.

Far Left.

The Prince meets Big Bruvaz at

Party in the Park.

Left.

A range of products are available

under the Duchy Originals brand.


Supporting

The Queen

The United Kingdom

The Prince of Wales undertakes a range of

duties in support of The Queen as Head of State.

For example, His Royal Highness presides at

ceremonial occasions, represents and supports

the armed forces in their work for the nation,

undertakes official overseas tours to further

Britain’s interests abroad, and travels around the

country to celebrate community life and bring

people together across all sections of society.

In 2003, The Prince took part in the two State

Visits to Britain, the first by President Vladimir

Putin of Russia in June, and the second by

President George Bush of the United States

in November.

Recognising those who have done so is a key

element of The Prince’s royal duties, and last

year he represented The Queen at eight of the

23 Investitures held at Buckingham Palace.

Garden parties afford an opportunity for The

Prince to meet hundreds of people who make

a substantial and often largely unrecognised

contribution to the nation. They also allow His

Royal Highness to thank some of the people

who work for the many organisations with

which he is associated as either founder, patron

or supporter. Last year he attended two of the

three annual garden parties in the grounds of

Buckingham Palace, and another at The Palace

of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.

The Prince’s duties also include great domestic

occasions, such as the opening of the Welsh

Assembly Session in June, which he attended in

Cardiff with Her Majesty The Queen. At the

event, The Prince, as he has done before, spoke

in Welsh in recognition of the importance of the

language in the life of the Welsh nation.

Another notable occasion during the year

was His Royal Highness’s participation in

the country’s first ever British Citizenship

ceremony, held at Brent Town Hall in London

in February. 19 people from around the world

received their certificates from The Prince who,

in a brief speech, referred to the best qualities

of Britishness – including “tolerance, good

humour… and a willingness to do things for

others” – and reminded the new citizens of

the importance of making a contribution to

local and national life.

Overseas

Every year The Prince’s royal duties take him

abroad representing the country’s interests, and

in 2003-04 he undertook official tours to Russia,

India, Oman, and a Middle East trip to Iraq, Iran

and Saudi Arabia. These overseas visits are

organised with the Foreign and Commonwealth

Office to support national priorities.

In Russia, The Prince’s visit was timed to

coincide with celebrations of the 300th

anniversary of the founding of St Petersburg,

and emphasised the UK’s long naval, cultural

and trading connections with that city. During

his visit he handed over a sail training vessel

donated by the Royal Navy to the Russian

fleet, celebrated 10 years of engagement by his

International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF)

in developing Russsia’s museum and health

services, and highlighted UK and Russian joint

work to assist deprived women and children.

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He also visited the extraordinary Solovetsky

Archipelago in the Arctic Circle, where the IBLF

has been helping to restore one of Russia’s

greatest monasteries, which under Communism

had become a notorious labour camp.

The Prince’s first Indian tour in more than a

decade was a highlight of last year. The trip

focused on heritage, development, youth

entrepreneurship, and inter-faith understanding

– each of these themes drawing out the

extraordinary range and depth of the partnership

between the UK and India.

As well as formal meetings with the President

and government in Delhi, which celebrated,

in particular, joint Prince’s Trust work to find

jobs for young people, The Prince looked at

ground-breaking business ventures promoting

co-operation between UK and Indian companies.

In Rajasthan, visits were focused on efforts

to preserve heritage and craft skills, healthcare

projects, and community-based low-tech

solutions to address the country’s water

shortage problems. In Mumbai, India’s business

centre, The Prince brought together economists

and industrialists with his International Business

Leaders Forum to discuss Corporate Social

Responsibility. While there, he also looked at

development projects and initiatives to further

naval co-operation.

The Prince at the citizenship

ceremony at Brent Town Hall,

London.

Far left.

The Queen.

Middle left.

The Prince of Wales visiting a water

project in India.

Middle right.

The Prince talks to organic farming

enthusiast Dr Vandana Shiva at her

Navdanya Organic Food Store in the Dilli

Haat market in Delhi.

Far right.

The Prince receives a rose from

15-year-old polio-sufferer Leela Choyal at

an event held at the British charity Polio

Children.


After India, The Prince travelled to Oman, where

he stayed as the guest of the Sultan, with whom

relations have long been close. His programme

again highlighted inter-faith and (with the British

Council’s help) inter-community understanding,

and included breaking the fast at sunset during

Ramadan with the Muslim faithful at Muscat’s

magnificent new mosque. He also looked at

efforts to preserve Oman’s unique architectural

and cultural heritage, and gave his support to

the work of non-governmental organisations

campaigning to advance the cause of women’s

employment and disabled children’s rights.

In February, The Prince made a week’s tour to

the Middle East, travelling to Iraq, Iran and Saudi

Arabia. His visit to Basra, where he met soldiers

from several of his regiments, officials from the

Coalition Provisional Authority, and local religious

and community leaders, was the first by a

British Royal to Iraq.

Iran was another historic trip – the first by a

member of the Royal Family since the 1979

revolution. The Prince paid a short call on

President Khatami in Tehran, but the main focus

was his visit, as President of the British Red

Cross, to Bam to support relief efforts in the

wake of December’s devastating earthquake.

Finally, in Saudi Arabia, he met Crown Prince

Abdullah and senior members of the Saudi

Government, supported victims of terrorism

and promoted projects to encourage greater

participation by all sectors of society in

economic development.

In addition to these overseas tours, His Royal

Highness works to support the nation’s foreign

policies through a series of meetings at the

Foreign Office’s request in the UK. Over the

year he received more than a dozen heads of

state or their representatives at Clarence House,

entertained senior Commonwealth ministers

and officials, and attended or hosted a series of

events in London.

These included: the launch of the centenary

celebrations of the Entente Cordiale, with

Business in the Community and the Anglo-

French Chamber of Commerce (which aimed

to share best practice on corporate support for

social projects); the launch of the UK Friends

of the Australian Royal Flying Doctors Service;

an event to honour Polish ex-Servicemen from

the Second World War; and a gala dinner with

President Musharraf to celebrate the fiftieth

anniversary of the Pakistan Society.

The Prince’s visit to Iraq may have been a first

for a member of the Royal Family, but the trip

was typical of the work he does to support

Britain’s forces. The Prince has close personal

links with the armed services and, having served

in the Royal Navy, knows first-hand the vital role

they undertake for the country and the sacrifices

our servicemen and women make in doing so.

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“Everyone here is working flat out to support our colleagues

over in Iran and the surrounding countries. The logistics

team, the fundraisers, the press officers, and the programme

managers are all working together to support our massive aid

effort, and The Prince’s visit will be a real boost to them.”

Sir Nicholas Young, Chief Executive of the British Red Cross on

the visit by The Prince of Wales to Bam, Iran


The Armed Forces

The Prince of Wales holds the ranks

of Vice-Admiral in the Royal Navy,

Air Marshal in the Royal Air Force and

Lieutenant General in the Army.

The Prince maintains a special

relationship with twelve Regiments

of the British Army as follows:

The Royal Regiment of Wales

(24th/41st Foot); Colonel-in-Chief

since 1st July 1969

Welsh Guards; Colonel since

1st March 1975

The 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment, The

Parachute Regiment, and The Royal

Gurkha Rifles; Colonel-in-Chief since

11th June 1977

The Army Air Corps; Colonel-in-Chief

since 1st March 1992

The Royal Dragoon Guards; Colonel-in-

Chief since 1st July 1992

The Queen’s Own Yeomanry; Royal

Honorary Colonel since 1st July 1992

The Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and

Camerons); Deputy Colonel-in-Chief

since 1st September 1994

1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards, The

Kings Regiment and The Black Watch

(Royal Highland Regiment); Colonel-in-

Chief since 1st July 2003

The Prince of Wales arrives by

Chinook helicopter at Basra Airport.

The Prince flew into the city to see

for himself the progress made by

British forces in partnership with local

Iraqis, nearly one year after

the second Gulf War started.

The Prince is also the Honorary Air

Commodore of Royal Air Force Valley

(since 1993). His Royal Highness also

maintains a special relationship with

Commonwealth forces in Canada,

Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.

The Prince walks down from

where the earthquake, in the

southern Iranian city of Bam,

destroyed ramparts of the historic

citadel which dominated the city

but was left in ruins.

The Prince talks with British troops

from the Royal Regiment of Wales

as he leaves Saddam Hussein’s

former palace in the southern Iraqi

city of Basra.


The Armed Services

The Prince’s relationship with the armed services

is based on four themes: promoting the role of

the armed forces within national life, through

operational visits and ceremonial duties; focusing

on the professionalism and excellence of

training, a crucial need in the forces; supporting

the welfare of service personnel and their

families; and helping to maintain the history and

heritage of the services through regimental links

and associations.

In a foreword he wrote last year to support

the fundraising appeal for the Armed Forces

Memorial, The Prince explained why the services

need the nation’s full support: “We sometimes

take for granted the expectation that our armed

forces are professional, loyal and dedicated. In

reality our expectation is far exceeded. These

men and women are prepared to give their lives

defending our nation’s interests and the freedom

of others, and yet their sacrifice all too often goes

without recognition. I personally believe we owe

them an enormous debt of gratitude for all

they do.”

The war and subsequent peacekeeping

operations in Iraq have dominated the headlines

this past year and have been a focus for The

Prince’s activities with British forces. Nine

battalions from seven of The Prince’s regiments

have served in Iraq over the past year, and he has

met personnel or their families from all but two.

When His Royal Highness had the opportunity

to visit British Forces in Iraq, he made the most

of his short stay. As well as meeting soldiers

from his oldest regiment, the Royal Regiment

of Wales, The Prince presented the Wilkinson

Sword of Peace to another of his units, the 2nd

Battalion of the Parachute Regiment, for their

efforts in Afghanistan in 2002, and visited Royal

Air Force personnel based at Basra.

In Britain, The Prince visited three of his units

to see first-hand their preparations prior to

deploying to the Gulf, met families of Royal

Navy and Royal Marines personnel at Yeovilton

in Somerset, and met Army families at the

garrisons at Catterick, Colchester, Aldershot and

Bulford, as well as reservists’ families at Paisley.

Throughout, The Prince kept in close

contact with his units and others serving

in Iraq and the region. His much publicised

correspondence with Lieutenant Colonel Tim

Collins, Commanding Officer of the Royal Irish

Regiment, was one of many letters written in

support of UK forces. Wherever possible, His

Royal Highness offered encouragement to

hose serving, support to the injured and solace

to the bereaved.

The Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s

Cathedral, and a reception for service personnel

and their families at the Guildhall, in October

2003, gave another opportunity for The Prince

to pay tribute to their achievements and

acknowledge their sacrifices.

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The Prince of Wales visits Aldershot

military camp where he met wives

of soldiers serving in the Gulf War.

The Prince met Philippa Hunter and

her daughter Heather, who would

not let go of his finger.


Charitable

Entrepreneur

£100m Raised for Charity

The Prince of Wales has been one of the

country’s leading charitable entrepreneurs since

establishing The Prince’s Trust after leaving

the Royal Navy in 1976. At that time, The

Prince believed that there was a need for an

organisation to help alienated and disadvantaged

young people in the UK turn their often troubled

lives around.

The Trust is now the largest youth charity in the

country and has helped more than half a million

young people. In many ways, The Prince’s Trust

provided a blueprint for His Royal Highness’s

approach to charitable entrepreneurship. He

first identifies a need, then sets up a charity

to address it, before going on to oversee its

strategy and management and raise funds to

support its activities.

To date, 15 of his 17 core charities have been

established in this way. In the course of a year,

The Prince helps raise, directly or indirectly,

around £100 million for these organisations,

as well as providing leadership support and

inspiration for the thousands of staff and

volunteers who work for them. The Prince gives

personally to charity around £2 million a year.

The Prince’s core charities make up the country’s

largest multi-cause charitable enterprise,

the work of which focuses on seven main

areas: Youth Opportunity, Health, Education,

Responsible Business, the Natural Environment,

the Built Environment and the Arts.

Duchy Originals

One of the biggest contributors to

The Prince of Wales’s charities is his

own company, Duchy Originals, which

embodies his commitment to the

virtuous circle of providing natural, highquality

food while helping to protect and

sustain the countryside and wildlife. All

of its profits are donated to The Prince

of Wales’s Charitable Foundation.

The range of products includes bread,

biscuits, sausages, bacon, ham, ready

meals, milk, ice cream, preserves,

chocolates, soft drinks, chutneys and

ale, plus a whole range of seasonal

products for Christmas and Easter.

Many of the products are made with

crops grown especially for the brand

at the Home Farm at Highgrove,

often using ancient varieties and

thereby helping to preserve the

country’s gene pool.

There are also non-organic but freerange

products, including sausages,

bacon and ham, which are produced

to high animal welfare standards

under the Duchy Selections name.

The company also launched some

fish patés using Marine Stewardship

Council (MSC) certified fish, highlighting

The Prince of Wales’s desire to

encourage sustainable fishing.

The company recently extended its

range to include natural shampoos

and conditioners, as people become

increasingly concerned about what they

put onto their bodies as well as what

they eat. The company also markets

a range of outdoor furniture under the

name Duchy Collection. Each piece is

made by hand in Herefordshire using

sweet chestnut from sustainable

Duchy of Cornwall woodlands.

A range of products are available

under the Duchy Originals brand.


Youth Opportunity

The Prince’s Trust is His Royal Highness’s

oldest and best-known charity. He set up the

organisation in 1976 with the £7,400 severance

pay he received on leaving the Royal Navy.

Travelling around the country, The Prince

met many young people who appeared to be

suffering from an overpowering lack of selfworth

and had little confidence or motivation.

It was a destructive formula and The Prince

resolved to do something to change it.

As he put it at the time: “If I was going to do

anything, it had to be an operation that was able

to take those risks: to trust young people and

to experiment.”

Today, The Trust helps thousands of 14 to 30-

year-olds every year to realise their potential

and transform their lives by offering practical

support, including training, mentoring and

financial assistance. The charity focuses its

efforts on those who have struggled at school,

been in care, been in trouble with the law, or

are long-term unemployed. It also helps young

people set up their own businesses. Since its

inception, The Trust has helped nearly 58,000

young people start their own companies in

England and Wales.

In recent years, The Prince has asked The Trust

to identify and help “the hardest to reach”

– those young people who live on the fringes of

society and who seem to have disappeared off

the radar screens of most social care agencies.

Just before Christmas, His Royal Highness

watched proudly as one young person helped

by the Trust, Kevin Johnston, captivated a

room full of Members of Parliament by telling

them the story of his life in the most candid

and eloquent terms. As The Prince said when

Kevin received The Pride of Britain Prince’s Trust

Young Achiever Award: “Kevin is an inspiration

to all of us, particularly those facing seemingly

insurmountable barriers and those who feel

that they have nothing to offer. I cannot tell you

how proud I am of Kevin, and it gives me more

pleasure than you can possibly imagine to see

the achievements of this very special young man

recognized in this way.”

The Prince plays a keen part in the development

of new programmes at The Trust. In the past

year, the charity has been developing a new

initiative called “xl clubs”, tailored to help those

still at school but at risk of exclusion. There

are now over 800 xl clubs operating in schools

throughout the country, and in December The

Prince visited one of the most successful, based

at Haggerston School in Tower Hamlets, London.

At the school, he met club members from Years

10 and 11 who talked about some of the projects

on which they were working, and discussed

barriers to learning in their communities,

including the use of drugs, knives, guns

and alcohol.

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“When I started The Trust, what I wanted to do was to make

an investment in the future. I do think that our success

demonstrates that by giving young people that all-important

self-confidence and sense of self-worth, they can make a

success of their lives. We can help to uncover the talent or ability

which I believe every young person has, and then enable them to

play their full part in their own community.”

The Prince of Wales, January 2004


The development of xl clubs reflects The

Prince’s determination for The Trust to

remain relevant in the midst of the changing

challenges that young people face. In

particular, he believes that the charity’s

programmes must become more skillsbased,

so that young people can be given

opportunities to “get into” skill areas where

their particular talents can be developed.

These new “get into” programmes will

become increasingly available to young

people involved with The Trust, in areas as

diverse as cooking and construction. Tackling

the national skills shortage is a key aim of

today’s Trust.

Another successful initiative for young

people has been the programmes offering

work experience to young offenders in cities

across the UK, which are run by a partnership

between Business in the Community and

The Prince’s Trust. The success of these

schemes echoes the achievements of BITC’s

programme at Reading Prison, where young

offenders are offered apprenticeships at

National Grid Transco. The apprenticeship

scheme has grown to include more than 90

young offenders, and the recidivism rate,

normally 78 per cent, has been reduced to

just 8 per cent for those on the programme.

Kevin Johnston

Glaswegian Kevin Johnston, winner

of this year’s Prince’s Trust Young

Achiever Award, was just one of

those young men whose lives had

seemingly reached rock bottom. His

is a remarkable story of fortitude and

determination. After a desperately

difficult start in life, he became addicted

to drugs, spent time in prison and,

eventually, having lost contact with his

friends and family, became homeless.

This could have been the final chapter

of an all-too-familiar tale had it not been

for Kevin’s own strength of character

and the support of The Trust.

Kevin took the decision to enrol on one

of the charity’s personal development

programmes, where he not only grew

in self-confidence and developed a

sense of self-worth, but discovered an

aptitude for helping other young people

turn around their lives.

Kevin is now drug-free and is forging

a successful new career in youth-care

work. By deciding to make a difference

in his own community, Kevin has

created what The Prince of Wales calls

a “virtuous circle” – having rebuilt his

own life with The Trust’s help, he is

now determined to make life better

for others.

Far left.

The Prince speaks with

singer Beyoncé during the

reception at the “Fashion

Rocks” concert and

fashion show.

Left.

The Prince meets the pop band

Blazin’ Squad during the ‘Party

in the Park’ event in Hyde Park.

Below.

The Prince is presented with

an Arsenal shirt by club captain

Patrick Vieira as he visits Arsenal

FC’s Highbury stadium in north

London with Kevin Johnston, to

celebrate the sixth anniversary of

The Prince’s Trust Football Initiative.


Health

The Prince of Wales has long been involved with

a wide variety of healthcare organisations which

he helps with personal support, funding and

regular visits to hospitals and hospices.

At the heart of his approach is the concept of

integrated healthcare. This is a system where

patients, protected by a sound regulatory

environment and the support of the National

Health Service, have access not just to

conventional medical treatment but to a wide

range of complementary care and therapy, such

as acupuncture, homeopathy, massage and

herbal medicine.

To help put this theory into practice, and after

nearly 25 years of interest and involvement in

the field of holistic medicine, eight years ago His

Royal Highness set up The Prince of Wales’s

Foundation for Integrated Health (FIH). Its

main aim is to help provide safe, effective and

efficient forms of medical treatment to patients

and their families by supporting the development

and delivery of integrated healthcare, especially

by encouraging conventional and complementary

practitioners to work together.

The development of the FIH’s work comes at

a time when public interest in complementary

medicine is growing (surveys show that 75

per cent of people would like complementary

treatments to be available on the NHS), and the

Government is taking an active approach to the

issue. For example, the Government last year

published its consultation document on the

regulation of acupuncture and herbal medicines

in the UK.

The consultation document was a result of the

efforts of two working groups established by

the FIH and the Department of Health, and will

lead to proposals for regulation of these two

important areas being brought forward by the

Government this year.To emphasise his support

for integrated healthcare, The Prince last year

visited a leading integrated GP Practice in

Devon, where patients have access to a range of

complementary approaches, a clinic in Waltham

Forest offering massage and homeopathy

alongside conventional treatments, and an

acupuncture and Chinese herbal medical centre

at the Gateway Clinic in Lambeth.

Aside from his work with the FIH, The Prince

also spent time last year supporting healthcare

organisations of which he is President or Patron,

including Marie Curie, Macmillan Cancer Relief,

the Bristol Cancer Help Centre, Breakthrough

Breast Cancer and the Haven Trust. This year

these groups, along with others, will be taking

part in a major conference on cancer care being

organised by the FIH in London.

His Royal Highness also follows developments

in public health closely, and last year, in response

to a series of reports about the growing problem

of allergies in the UK, he wrote an article for

The Guardian newspaper. In it, The Prince called

for an urgent examination of the resources

available to deal with the allergies epidemic,

alongside consideration of the role for integrated

approaches in tackling it. The article attracted

considerable media interest and reaction from

within the industry, and in doing so helped

highlight the growing concern about the rise of

allergic illnesses.

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“As Patron, his unstinting support of the Bristol Approach to

cancer care has been invaluable, and his great advocacy of a

more integrated approach to healthcare has our full support.”

Christopher Head, Chief Executive of Bristol Cancer Help Centre


The Gateway Clinic

The award-winning Gateway Clinic at

Lambeth Hospital is pioneering the

provision of complementary medicine

on the NHS.

The Prince of Wales meets

acupuncturist Anne Lo and patient

Lenka Romanova during his visit

to an acupuncture and Chinese

herbal medicine centre at the NHS

Gateway Clinic in Lambeth Hospital,

south London.

The acupuncture and Chinese herbal

medicine centre in south London was

a joint winner in The Prince of Wales’s

Foundation for Integrated Health

Awards in December 2003. The Prince

presented the award after a visit to

the centre and praised it for innovation

in combining complementary and

orthodox medicine.

The Gateway Clinic is the only specialist

centre providing traditional Chinese

acupuncture on the NHS, offering free

body and ear acupuncture, Chinese

herbal medicine, dietary advice, t’ai chi

and qi gong exercise and meditation

classes to around 400 patients a week.

In a speech at the awards ceremony in

December 2003, The Prince highlighted

the benefits of integrated medicine

for a healthy lifestyle and said: “It

seems to me that there is an urgent

need to examine the way in which the

Western approach to life and the world

around us is increasingly affecting our

overall health. The Gateway Clinic is a

very good example of a service which

is not only helping to fill in gaps in

conventional care, but is also addressing

problems that conventional approaches

don’t always answer.”

Since they received the award in

December 2003, the centre has

continued to go from strength to

strength. The Gateway Clinic’s manager,

Dominique Joire, said receiving the

award was a “wonderful moment”.

He said: “It’s the first time somebody

has acknowledged our work, and we

hope this will help people take us more

seriously and lead to more integration

into the NHS.”

Far left.

The Prince talks to osteopath

Bediz Akinciglu and patient

Frances Griffiths during his

visit to the Waltham Forest

Community Health Practice in

Leytonstone, east London.

Middle and right.

The Prince meets nurses and a

patient during a visit to the newly

opened Royal Victoria Hospital

building in Belfast.


Education

Two of The Prince of Wales’s main charitable

objectives – to help young people realise their

full potential and to promote investment in the

country’s future – come together in his support

for education. This is a theme which is important

for many of His Royal Highness’s charities,

including The Prince’s Trust, The Foundation

for the Built Environment, Business in the

Community, The Prince’s Drawing School and

School of Traditional Arts, and is also reflected in

his life membership of the National Association

of Head Teachers and his patronage of several

educational causes.

As a direct result of The Prince of Wales’s

“Seeing is Believing” Programme, whereby The

Prince invites business leaders to come on visits

into their local communities to understand at

first hand the impact of local and national issues,

The Prince launched Partners In Leadership

in 1996. This programme is an innovative and

simple solution to providing support to head

teachers by senior business leaders through a

mentoring relationship. There are currently over

6,000 head teachers being mentored around the

country as a result.

One of his most recent, and important, initiatives

was the creation in 2002 of The Prince of

Wales’s Education Summer School, an initiative

established to give teachers of English and

History the opportunity to get together with

leading writers and academics to discuss the

essential elements of their subjects and the

importance, in The Prince’s view, of maintaining

coherent chronological story-telling in the

teaching of History and the power of narrative in

the teaching of English.

Since the first course two years ago, over 200

teachers from state schools have attended

Summer Schools in Devon and Norfolk where

they have been given the chance, away from the

pressure and constraints of the classroom, to

identify new ways of building the intellectual and

emotional development of young people.

Heads of department have been drawn from

schools in a wide range of areas, and each

event has attracted an impressive array of

writers and academics, including Professor

Simon Schama, Sir Tom Stoppard, Dr David

Starkey, Seamus Heaney, Susan Hitch and

Baroness James of Holland Park. This year’s

Summer School is to be held in Derbyshire and,

as the concept develops, The Prince hopes to

incorporate a broader range of subjects into the

annual three-and-a-half-day event.

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“I found valuable ideas in every one of the talks, but in practical

terms I have used Susan Hitch’s material and Christopher Rick’s

techniques in lessons very effectively…”

Teacher who attended the Education Summer School at Dunston

Hall, June 2003


As well as these major initiatives, last year The

Prince of Wales also visited a number of schools

and higher education institutions throughout the

country, including Bacon’s College in south east

London where he helped pupils celebrate the

school’s 300th anniversary, Altrincham School

for Girls in Lancashire where he opened a new

library block, and the University of Buckingham

where he took part in a seminar with students

on the life of his great-great-great-grandmother,

Queen Victoria.

Haggerston School

The Prince’s Trust “xl clubs” are making

a difference for the pupils at Haggerston

School in Hackney, east London.

The two-year accredited xl programme

encourages young people, aged 14 to

16 and at risk of exclusion or educational

underachievement, to develop skills in

an informal club setting in their school.

The pupils develop through activities

aimed at personal and team-building

skills. The xl scheme specifically aims to

raise self-esteem, improve motivation,

enable achievement, and to help

develop essential skills for life and work.

Haggerston School first started xl in

2002 and has two clubs. The Prince

visited the school in December 2003

to see for himself the success of the

scheme.

During his visit, The Prince met Year 10

students to talk about their involvement

in the scheme and the work they had

been doing to improve their personal

and team work, problem-solving,

citizenship skills and preparation for

the world of work.

The students also talked about their

award-winning company “Motherly

Love”. The company, which sold

Mother’s Day gifts, won three Young

Enterprise Team awards for London

in 2003.

Across the UK, there are currently 800

xl clubs in 513 schools. Strong support

from schools all over the country for the

xl club scheme has seen the number

of pupils excluded, at risk of exclusion,

or lacking in basic skills, helped by The

Prince’s Trust xl clubs rise from 1,500

to 9,000 in the past three years.

The Prince of Wales meets children

during a visit to Haggerston Girl’s

School in Hackney, east London.


Responsible Business

With his long-standing interest in community

affairs and close ties to leading figures from

the business world, His Royal Highness is

well-placed to encourage responsible business

practice in the UK and abroad. It is his

fundamental belief that the private sector has

the ability to make a real difference to many of

the issues and problems facing communities

and, in the process, to benefit their businesses.

To help promote these ideas, in 1985 The Prince

agreed to become President of Business in

the Community (BITC), the UK charity which

aims to improve the positive impact business

has on society by getting companies to commit

to improve the way they operate and to work

together to address key social issues.

Five years later, to help companies operating

internationally, His Royal Highness set up The

Prince of Wales’s International Business Leaders

Forum to encourage businesses around the

world to work together to tackle poverty, social

inequity and environmental problems.

Then in 1996, The Prince established In Kind

Direct, a charity which acts as a clearing house

for companies’ surplus goods to be redistributed

to good causes and voluntary groups throughout

the UK.

The work of Business in the Community has

become increasingly relevant for companies

committed to improving their relationships

with their employees, customers, suppliers

and communities. The Corporate Responsibility

Index, published last year for the first time by

BITC, in this country, is the only global voluntary,

business-led benchmark of responsible business

practice detailing how companies manage and

improve their impact on society. Now also,

launched in Australia and with other countries

interested in running the Index, it will become a

global benchmark of corporate performance.

The unique capability of BITC to operate locally

and campaign nationally enables the organisation

to work with its member companies to develop

sustainable solutions in partnership with those

who are most affected by key social issues. Best

practice is highlighted by means of the National

Awards for Excellence that give ‘Big Ticks’ to

those companies best able to demonstrate the

positive impact they are having on society.

A particular focus of The Prince’s work with

BITC in the past year has been the Rural

Action Programme and the charity’s support for

homeless people. Since it started three years

ago, in the middle of the Foot and Mouth crisis,

the Rural Action Programme has developed

a series of initiatives to help regenerate rural

communities. These communities are now

facing many of the issues which, until recently,

were thought to belong to inner cities: drug

abuse, crime and a lack of services, and in

particular a lack of housing for those who cannot

afford to pay the increasing prices.

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Seeing is Believing Programme

Fifteen years ago, The Prince of

Wales realised that if companies

were fully to understand how they

could play a role in tackling Britain’s

most pressing social issues in

deprived inner city and rural areas,

business leaders would have to go

and see the problems for themselves.

Top.

The Prince of Wales visited the Old

Crown pub in Hesket Newmarket

Village in Cumbria. In his role

as President of Business in the

Community, The Prince launched a

new guide to saving local pubs.

Above.

The Prince is handed a model of

himself made by Owen Humphreys,

4, during a visit to Melmerby village

in Cumbria.

So, The Prince’s Seeing is Believing

Programme (SIB) was set up by

Business in the Community in

1990, and in the intervening 14 years

the initiative has taken over 3,000

top executives into Britain’s most

deprived areas. Each visit focuses

on a particular problem, such as

under achievement in schools,

homelessness, social exclusion,

employability, or crime, and the

aim is to encourage businesses to

participate in existing programmes,

or set up their own initiatives, to

tackle these problems in their

local communities.

So successful has Seeing is

Believing proved, that 73 per cent

of business leaders who have

participated in the programme have

become more actively involved with

their company’s community activities

following their visit.

Martin Scicluna, chairman of

accountants Deloitte, was one of

them. He explains: “I attended one of

the The Prince of Wales’s Seeing is

Believing visits about five years ago

when, frankly, our involvement in the

community was virtually non-existent,

and on my return to my office I

vowed to launch an appropriate

programme. The Seeing is Believing

Programme acted as a catalyst for

our firm to start our investment in

‘eSkills4Industry’, a programme which

has been presented with one of the

Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards and

one of Business in the Community’s

Awards for Excellence Big Ticks.”

The Prince of Wales with farmer Danny

Miller and chief executive of Scottish

Business in the Community, Samantha

Barber, during his visit to Bilbster Mains

Farm in Caithness. The visit was

designed to explore ways in which

businesses can work with and boost

rural economies through opening up

access to Scottish and UK markets and

strengthening brands.


In June, The Prince of Wales launched an

initiative to encourage landowners to make

land available for affordable housing, and to

encourage companies to look at the possibility

of using disused land and/or existing buildings

for affordable homes. Together with The Duke

of Westminster, The Prince is now funding two

staff to take forward the initiative.

In February, His Royal Highness visited an

excellent example of an affordable housing

project in Kettlewell, North Yorkshire, where he

met many of those involved with the project,

including tenants Gillian Rackham and her

husband Philip, the local gamekeeper. While in

Kettlewell, The Prince also attended a meeting

with local people who had laboured for 12 years

to get the affordable housing project off

the ground.

The success of the project was praised by

Mrs. Rackham, who, after proudly showing His

Royal Highness around her new home, said:

The houses are absolutely lovely to live in. We

were in a tied cottage before and our future was

uncertain. Now we have the confidence to plan

and build for the future. The Prince is a wellknown

champion of affordable housing and it is

lovely of him to come here and meet us.”

The plight of the homeless is another area to

which The Prince of Wales has encouraged

BITC’s members to pay close attention. His

Royal Highness has particular concerns about

those who find themselves on the street, and

strongly believes that helping people to hold

down a worthwhile job is key to breaking

the cycle which leads to rough sleeping. The

result was a new campaign launched in 2000,

Business Action on Homelessness, which over

the years has helped over 1,000 people through

training and employment placements.

A recent new focus of the homelessness

campaign stems from The Prince’s concern

about the number of homeless who are exservice

men. Last year he visited a new pilot

project at Crisis’s Skylight Centre which resulted

from a seminar he held with homelessness

agencies, including Combat Stress, of which he

is Patron.

Another initiative, called Project Compass, is

designed to help ex-service people to progress

towards sustained employment, culminating

in attendance at BITC’s existing ‘Ready to Go’

scheme, which provides homeless people with

two days of intensive personal development

and pre-employment training. Participants

also have the chance to take part in ‘Ready

for Work’, a two-week work placement with a

company during which they are supported by a

line manager and a ‘buddy’, and given help in

developing a CV. The results of the project so far

have been enormously encouraging.

The Prince’s work with his International Business

Leaders Forum (IBLF) organisation, set up to

explain and promote good business practice

and corporate social responsibility abroad, saw

him last year celebrate the 10th anniversary

of the IBLF’s work in Russia during his visit

to St Petersburg in July. The Forum has been

working to encourage western businesses to

support the upkeep of the city’s museums and

health services, which were threatened by the

economic crisis after the fall of communism.

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The Prince of Wales is presented

with flowers by Alice Rackham

standing with her mother Gillian and

sisters Emily and Harriet, during his

visit to Kettlewell, Yorkshire, where

he was guided through the

affordable rural housing project by

homeowner Philip Rackham. The

Prince had championed the need for

low-cost rural housing, and in June

last year launched a major initiative

to encourage landowners and

businesses to use their land to

provide more affordable housing.

“I am so grateful to Business Action on Homelessness. Without

them and their dedication I don’t know where I would be. Today,

because of them and the Ready for Work programme I have a job

which allows me to lead a normal life again. It is a real blessing to

have my life back and live normally like everyone else.”

Ulisees Duarte, formerly homeless, who has been helped by a BITC

programme to get back on his feet


The IBLF has also been helping restore historic

monasteries on the Solovetsky Islands in the

White Sea, northwest of Archangel. On the last

day of his three-day tour of Russia, The Prince

visited the islands where IBLF staff have been

providing advice and expertise to help develop

the location as a site of world cultural, spiritual

and natural heritage.

The success of the IBLF has been matched by

that of In Kind Direct, which in the eight years

since its formation by The Prince of Wales

has donated £34 million of goods to benefit

more than 3,000 charities. Given that many

of these goods would otherwise have been

destroyed or discarded, not only do good causes

benefit but there are also positive economic

and environmental spin-offs with companies

reducing landfill, saving on storage and disposal

costs, and making progress to meet their

environmental goals.

Looking forward, The Prince of Wales is

sure that the role for organisations like BITC,

the IBLF and In Kind Direct will become

ever more necessary as the pressure on

companies to demonstrate their corporate

social responsibility grows. There is also little

doubt that the business community can make

a real and lasting difference to individuals and

organisations throughout the country where

help is needed most, but where too often, and

for understandable reasons, public bodies have

neither the skills nor the fleetness of foot to give

the help that is needed.

The Prince of Wales with

Archimandrite Iosif (left) in the

Cathedral of the Solovetsky Monastery

on the Solovetsky Islands, close to the

Arctic Circle in the White Sea,

Northern Russia. The monastery was

named as a UNESCO World Culture

Heritage site in the early nineties, and

its development has been assisted by

The Prince of Wales’s IBLF.


The Natural Environment

The Prince of Wales has publicly voiced his

concerns about the natural environment for

decades. Themes to which he often returns

are the need for responsible stewardship of our

natural resources and for global co-operation to

protect our environmental heritage, so that the

world can be passed on to future generations in

the best possible state.

Ten years ago, The Prince of Wales established

the Business and The Environment Programme

with the objective of helping companies to

integrate the concepts of sustainability into their

business thinking and practices (i.e. to help

businesses ensure that their operations are not

inherently short-term or unsustainable because

of the damage they do to the environment,

communities and/or scarce resources). The

programme aims to reach a select group of

decision-makers in leading businesses and

organisations in order to help them better

understand the challenges and opportunities in

sustainability, and to inspire them to transform

their organisations and develop champions who

will help steer business and society towards a

more sustainable economy.

Each year His Royal Highness holds a gathering

at Highgrove for those who have attended

Business and the Environment seminars – which

now take place in the UK, Austria, South Africa

and the United States of America. Last year

the theme of the Highgrove meeting was “A

Vision for a Sustainable Economy” and, through

presentations and discussions, the delegates

were encouraged to consider what a truly

sustainable economy might look like, to question

where society had got to so far and to consider

how the gap between the two might be closed.

Sustainability is a particularly important issue

in the fishing industry, and during the past year

one of the main environmental priorities for The

Prince of Wales has been to encourage and

support sustainable fisheries.

Last October, he visited the Loch Torridon

Nephrops fishery to commend their Marine

Stewardship Council (MSC) certification and to

see whether any lessons learned there might

be spread to other fisheries. Having seen

something of the methods by which MSC fish

are caught, His Royal Highness then visited

Coldwater Seafood in Grimsby in January to see

an MSC production line. He also joined a round

table discussion with major seafood buyers to

congratulate those who were embracing the

MSC certification process and encourage others

who had not participated in the programme to

follow suit.

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“In addition to good science and good regulation, we need

a system that harnesses the power of the consumer and

provides economic incentives to well-managed, sustainable

fisheries.”

The Prince of Wales speaking at the Marine Stewardship

Council gala dinner


Two months later, The Prince attended a

reception before the MSC gala dinner, where

he made a speech about sustainable fishing

that attracted considerable media coverage.

In the speech, His Royal Highness praised the

MSC’s work in promoting sustainable fishing:

“In addition to good science and good regulation,

we need a system that harnesses the power of

the consumer and provides economic incentives

to well-managed, sustainable fisheries.”

The Prince very much believes in practising what

he preaches, and last year his Duchy Originals

business launched two new food products made

from MSC-certified fish. The first was a seafood

pâté using Cornish mackerel caught by hand-line

fishermen. The second was a kipper and lemon

pâté made from Thames Herring, a fish unique

to our coastal waters, and which comes from

the MSC’s first British - certified fishery. The fish

are caught in season using drift nets – a highly

sustainable method which protects the young

fish stock – and are kippered by a local smokery.

The Prince visits Loch Torridon in

Scotland to deliver a certificate

marking international recognition

for a rural prawn fishery in the

Scottish Highlands.

In September 2003, The Prince visited

the Scottish Highlands to deliver a

certificate of sustainability to the Loch

Torridon Nephrops Fishery in Shieldaig.

Loch Torridon was the first Scottish

fishery to be recognised by the Marine

Stewardship Council (MSC) for its

sustainable management policies.

All fishing in the area is conducted

within the boundaries of a voluntary

sustainable code of practice drawn

up by the fishermen to help preserve

stocks of nephrops, more commonly

known as langoustine. Members of the

fishery said that they were hoping to

use the accreditation to help restore the

legal controls prohibiting deep trawling

three miles from the coast which were

scrapped in the 1980s.

During The Prince’s visit to Shieldaig,

MSC commercial director Hilary

Khawam said: “Torridon is an excellent

example of what the Scottish fishing

industry could follow. In Torridon we

found that the fishery was very well

managed and that the effect on the

ecosystem was minimal.”

In January 2004, The Prince again

picked up the theme of the MSC’s

sustainable fishing certification when he

gave a speech at Coldwater seafood in

Grimsby, a town long associated with

the fishing industry. His Royal Highness

said: “In addition to good science and

good regulation, we need a system that

harnesses the power of the consumer

and provides economic incentives to

well-managed wild fisheries. That is

exactly what the Marine Stewardship

Council does, and that is why I have

been such a strong supporter of its work

right from the start.”

The Prince of Wales meets workers

during his visit to Coldwater Seafood

in Grimsby.


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The Built Environment

The Prince of Wales’s desire to protect and

sustain the natural environment is matched by

his interest in the built environment and how it

affects the quality of people’s lives. In looking

to the future, The Prince believes more must

be done to create urban areas that encourage

a sense of community and pride of place, and

whose human scale helps alleviate social

problems such as vandalism and other forms

of crime, social exclusion and depression.

To put these ideas and principles into effect, His

Royal Highness has developed Poundbury, the

urban extension of Dorchester in Dorset, and

established his charity The Prince’s Foundation

for the Built Environment, the only institution in

the UK which specialises in providing consultancy

and education services for large-scale urban

development or regeneration projects.

At Poundbury, The Prince has overseen the

development since 1993 of a new community,

with special emphasis in its design on taking

account of the well-being of those who live

and work there. The essence of Poundbury is

the integration of land uses. In contrast to the

zoning practices of post-war years, employment,

recreation, educational and shopping facilities

are integrated with housing, which itself is a mix

of affordable and private accommodation. Cars

are fully accommodated, but constrained by the

configuration of streets, and concentrated in

rear car-parking courtyards. Pedestrian and cycle

movements are favoured, and townscape quality

is a high priority.

The results have been so successful that

Poundbury has been commended as a model for

new growth on green field land by John Prescott,

the Deputy Prime Minister. Last November,

Mr Prescott joined The Prince of Wales at a

conference on “Traditional Urbanism” – an

approach to town planning and development,

which seeks to put the needs of the people, and

the communities of which they are part, at the

centre of the design process – at the Foundation

for the Built Environment’s headquarters in

Shoreditch, East London.

At the conference, Mr Prescott backed the

Foundation’s call for new urban design principles

to be embedded in government planning

guidance. There is also cross-party interest

in The Prince’s desire to foster a sense of

community, pride of place, and good building

and craftsmanship in new urban developments

in Britain, and earlier this year 25 MPs visited

Poundbury, where His Royal Highness

conducted a tour of the town.

The Prince of Wales is also well aware of the

importance of supporting the recovery and

appropriate redevelopment of abandoned or

neglected historic places and buildings, and has

established The Prince of Wales’s Phoenix Trust

and the Prince’s Regeneration Through Heritage

Trust to take forward his work in this area. The

buildings at risk, which are often large 19th

century mills, hospitals, dockyards or barracks,

may also be important focal points for their local

communities which, if appropriately redeveloped

for commercial and residential use, can be a

catalyst for the regeneration of whole areas.

Like many people up and down the country,

he watched the BBC Two series, Restoration,

with great interest. His Royal Highness sent a

message of support to the series. The message

was broadcast during the final programme and

made the case for support of local heritage

and thanked the hundreds of Civic Trust

organisations up and down the nation. Since the

programme, The Prince has been connected

(in some way or another) with over half of the

buildings featured in the first series, including

the Victoria Baths in Manchester, which he

visited in October 2003, and Kinloch Castle on

the Island of Rum, which the Phoenix Trust is

working on to conserve and to find new uses for.


Another example of the Phoenix Trust’s work in

progress is the Bass Maltings in Lincolnshire,

which The Prince visited last November. The

Maltings is a series of iconic buildings within

the Fens, but it has faced an uncertain future

following years of redundancy and two fires. The

Prince’s visit coincided with the publication of

a feasibility study championed by the Phoenix

Trust, which showed that the range of malting

buildings had a long-term viable mixed-use

future. Work has progressed through the past

year to chart a way forward.

The Prince’s concern for heritage does not

stop with saving buildings, but extends to

campaigning for the teaching and maintenance

of traditional craft skills in construction and

restoration. He has sought to achieve, in a

practical way, a reconnection with these skills by

establishing a Craft Scholarship Scheme within

his Foundation for the Built Environment.

In the future, His Royal Highness hopes to

host a seminar at Woodchester Mansion in

Gloucestershire to bring together a number of

the organisations of which he is President or

Patron, as well as those organisations which are

active in this area, to see if a unified strategy

might be created towards the provision of

training in traditional craft skills.

The redevelopment of Cherry Knowle

mental health hospital in Ryhope near

Sunderland has been a good example

of how communities can benefit from

“Enquiry by Design”, a collaborative

approach developed by the Prince’s

Foundation for the Built Environment

that allows local people and other

stakeholders a say in the design and

planning process.

The Cherry Knowle project is part

of a joint initiative by The Prince’s

Foundation for the Built Environment

and NHS Estates. The aim of the

initiative has been to integrate the

newly developed facilities into the

proposed extension of Ryhope village,

so that mental health care will be

provided in a community setting to

which local people have contributed

their own design ideas.

Since embarking on the “EbD”

process, proposals for the

development have, among other

things, incorporated pedestrian

and vehicular links to integrate and

connect Cherry Knowle hospital with

the urban extension, and identified

existing heritage buildings for

conversion into new public places for

the community.

In January this year, The Prince of

Wales visited Cherry Knowle with

John Reid, the Secretary of State for

Health, to see for himself how the

plans were progressing. Alan Hall,

chief executive of South of Tyne

and Wearside Mental Health NHS

Trust, welcomed their visit, saying it

allowed them to “see how we hope

to provide revolutionary care for

our service users, within mixed-use

development such as education

and leisure which can be used by

everyone. Stigma is a major challenge

for mental health providers, and we

are confident this innovative vision

will help us break down this stigma

and provide healthcare facilities which

are truly part of the community.”

Far left and middle left.

The Prince of Wales talks to Gill

Wright of Friends of Victoria Baths,

Manchester. The Baths, built

between 1903 and 1906, featured in

the BBC television programme

Restoration.

Middle right.

The Prince walks through

Poundbury, Dorset, during a visit to

the area.

Far right.

The Prince tasting produce at the

Poundbury Farmers’ Market

“Poundbury is important because it puts people before

cars. It shows that places to work and places to live can

exist side by side. It has affordable housing and market

housing – and you can’t tell the difference between the

two. It is a truly mixed community.”

John Prescott, Deputy Prime Minister


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The Arts

His Royal Highness has long been a keen

supporter of the arts. As well as his own main

arts charities – Arts & Business, The Arts & Kids

Foundation, The Prince’s Drawing School and

The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts

– he is also President or Patron of some thirty

major UK arts organisations, ranging from the

Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal

Opera House to the Royal Academy and the

Philharmonia Orchestra.

He believes strongly that supporting excellence

in the arts is a vital facet of a diverse,

civilised society. He works hard to sustain

the organisations with which he has a direct

connection – by attending their concerts, giving

receptions for their supporters, and encouraging

their development programmes. In particular, he

is keen to help more people, especially young

people, to have the chance to experience what

is best in the UK arts.

With this in mind, two years ago he set up Arts

& Kids. Working with businesses across the UK,

Arts & Kids gives children and young people the

opportunity to engage with the creative arts. The

organisation is the focal point of a nationwide

campaign to enable every child and young

person in the UK to engage directly with art

forms, including dance, theatre, opera, literature

and the visual arts. Its objective is ambitious – to

give a million children in the UK the chance, by

2008, to gain first-hand experience of the best

the arts have to offer.

Among the many arts-related events The Prince

participated in last year, one of the highlights

was the opening in December of the new

Enlightenment Gallery at The King’s Library in

The British Museum, which His Royal Highness

attended in his capacity as Patron of The King’s

Library Restoration Trust.

The Grade I listed neo-classical interior originally

housed the library of King George III, and the

new gallery now holds nearly 5,000 objects

which draw on the theme of the Enlightenment

in Britain.

His Royal Highness said the exhibition

would help “explain to the public what the

Enlightenment was all about – discovery,

learning, enterprise, imagination and vision.”

Two of The Prince’s interests were combined

in a memorable event in September when he

was guest of honour at a Shakespeare Gala

evening at the Globe Theatre to raise money

for The Prince’s Trust. After meeting young

people who had taken part in a workshop set

up by The Trust to encourage involvement in

the arts, His Royal Highness enjoyed watching

a host of stars – including Gwyneth Paltrow,

Joseph Fiennes and Diana Rigg – perform

excerpts from Shakespeare’s plays. The evening

proved a great success, raising more than

£100,000 to help disadvantaged youngsters

through The Prince’s Trust.

As well as championing the arts, His Royal

Highness is also a keen artist himself, and in

May last year three new lithographs of his

watercolours were included in a London

exhibition. The lithographs are of Scottish

landscapes and Balmoral. As he has done in

the past, His Royal Highness has had 100 copies

of each signed lithograph made available for

sale to raise money for good causes. Over the

years, sales of lithographs of The Prince’s

paintings have raised significant sums of

money for charity.

British Museum Director Neil MacGregor said he was delighted

to have a direct descendent of George III re-opening rooms at

the King’s Library: “King George III wanted this to be available

to everybody. Now we have The Prince of Wales resuming this

very noble tradition.”


Shakespeare Schools Festival

Involvement in the Shakespeare

Schools Festival helped to transform

a failing school into one that is now

‘drama mad’. Holloway School in London

took part in the festival two years ago

with a performance of Macbeth.

The school put on a professional

performance on the night and two

years later, in the words of teacher

Mary Casey, “the whole school is

drama mad.”

The Prince attended a performance

at Hackney Empire of A Midsummer’s

Night’s Dream by St Aidan’s School

in Harrogate. He was there to launch

the Million Kids Challenge from Arts

& Kids.

Now in its fourth year, the Shakespeare

Schools Festival has gone from strength

to strength and has helped nearly

15,000 11 to 15-year-olds perform

on stage all over the country. The

organisation of the festival is aided

by The Prince of Wales’s Arts & Kids

Foundation, of which The Prince is

President and founder.

The festival offers school children the

chance to put on a half-hour production

at their local theatre, and has already

put thousands of young actors on

professional stages.

Chris Grace, director of the event,

said: “The festival is all about giving

young people their first taste of drama,

introducing new audiences to their local

theatres, and bringing Shakespeare

out of the classroom and back onto the

stage.” The festival patrons include

Kevin Spacey, Judi Dench, Cherie Booth

and Tom Stoppard.

On the importance of the arts, The

Prince said: “The arts are a window

on our world that can capture a child’s

imagination and let it grow. We should

all have the opportunity to look through

that window.”

The Prince of Wales meets

students of his Drawing

School during a visit to

Smithfield Market, London.

The Prince was viewing the

work of the students who

were making architectural

sketches of the market.


Promoting and

protecting

Acting as a Catalyst

The Prince of Wales has had, over some

decades, a perhaps unrivalled opportunity to

meet people and to hear their aspirations and

concerns as he undertakes ‘awaydays’ and other

engagements and visits around the country. His

Royal Highness tries to use his access to people

from all walks of life to ensure that views and

concerns which might not otherwise be heard

receive some exposure and support.

The Prince can act as a catalyst, with

often unseen effect, by raising issues in

correspondence or at private meetings,

seminars and events with a wide range of

influential individuals and groups, as well as

through speeches and, articles, and television

and radio contributions.

The Prince also tries to do what he can more

generally, to promote and protect national

values, traditions and excellence – whether it

be encouraging tolerance and respect for other

faiths and ethnic groups, supporting traditional

ways of life in rural communities, or recognising

those who achieve success on the local, national

or international stage.

Rural Communities

A good example of how The Prince works

to safeguard what he believes is best about

Britain is his long-standing suppport for rural

communities. As a farmer himself, His Royal

Highness cares deeply about the British

countryside and the welfare of those who live

and work in it. Maintaining a healthy agricultural

sector is vital to the country, not just because

the landscape relies on the accumulated

knowledge of farming communities for its

continued stewardship, but also because the

social fabric of the countryside depends on a

strong farming base.

As part of The Prince’s determination to

support British farmers, particularly smaller

family farms, he is doing all that he can to

encourage local sourcing, not only by retailers

and food-service companies, but also by public

bodies such as schools.

As His Royal Highness said in November

last year at the launch of Business in the

Community’s Local Sourcing Guide (a new guide

for farmers and small producers to help them to

understand the processes involved in working

with larger retailers and food-service operators):

“We are rapidly losing what is left of our local

culture. When we finally wake up and find it is

all gone, we cannot just reinvent it or grow it

in yet another test tube. It is a living, delicate

organism that has to be nurtured because

‘agri-culture’ should be exactly that – a subtle

blend of a production system with a profoundly

important psycho-social component.”

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Lynher Dairies

Lynher Dairies Cheese is a successful

company that recognises the

importance of local sourcing and the

support for small businesses provided

by Business in the Community. The

company is known for making the

famous nettle-covered Cornish Yarg

cheese. Catherine Mead, explains:

The Prince with Catherine Mead from

Lynher Dairies Cheese (far left) and

Joanna Jenner, owner of Barton Pickles

(centre), at the launch of the “Opening

the Door for Small Business” local

sourcing guide.

“In our early business planning we rarely

considered exactly where our business

growth was going to come from. Retail

was a broad and all-encompassing

sector, as was export. But I can honestly

say, I do not think we wrote down the

word ‘food-service’, and if we had, we

would not have understood what we

meant by it.

“I did not have an accessible guide

that looked at the trade options or

considered the implications of targeting

one market over another, and what we

might have to do to meet the needs of

that market.

“To have to hand a well-thought-out

synopsis of working with the different

trade sectors enables the small

business to plan and build those market

needs into the production process.

The local sourcing booklet, ‘Opening

the Door for Small Business’, produced

by Business in the Community and the

grocery industry think tank IGD, is such

a guide. It provides the starting point

for ensuring that the small producer can

take a professional stance, as opposed

to that more ad hoc reactive approach

that may well constrain growth through

the food-service sector.”

Far left.

The Prince of Wales is greeted by

members of the public as he walks

along the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. He

visited some of Scotland’s top visitor

attractions in a bid to raise the profile

of the country’s tourism industry.

Left.

The Prince at the Real Mary King’s

Close, Edinburgh.


In the same month, he gave a dinner for senior

representatives of the food-service sector to

encourage them to consider doing more to

buy from British farmers, and, where possible,

locally. Following this, the Institute for Grocery

Distribution and BITC set up a working party to

narrow down areas for action, which will report

back in the coming year.

More recently, in February, The Prince, as Patron

of the Soil Association, met representatives

from two schools in North Yorkshire who are

working with local organic farmers to provide

high-quality, locally-sourced organic food for

school meals, giving clear benefits to both

farmers and children.

The Prince is also keen to encourage the

development of co-operatives in the agricultural

sector. During a visit to Lincolnshire, he met

members of the Lincolnshire Machinery Ring

and Labour Exchange who explained how

their co-operative works and, in particular,

the difference it makes to the viability of

small farms. He also met a group of farmers

in Cumbria to discuss their proposals for a

co-operative meat-cutting plant.

Just after the Foot and Mouth outbreak in 2001,

His Royal Highness visited Skipton Auction Mart

in Yorkshire to talk to farmers who had suffered

particularly badly. In February this year he

returned to open the new Craven Rural Business

and Skills Centre, which provides a one-stop

shop for the local rural community: agricultural

merchants, a tractor franchise, a butchery and

cutting plant, rural skills training for local young

people and, of course, the auction mart. His

Royal Highness was deeply encouraged to see

the renewed sense of optimism and confidence

amongst these rural and agricultural businesses.

Looking forward, The Prince is determined

to continue doing all he can to help rural

communities, and in the coming year his

agenda will include issues such as helping

to develop a viable future for market towns,

dismantling the barriers which prevent

young people from entering agriculture,

and encouraging local sourcing and greater

co-operation among farmers.

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Left.

The Prince of Wales, wearing a bright

orange Ramal headscarf at the Sri Guru

Singh Sabha Gurdwara Sikh Temple, in

Southall.


The Church of England and

Ethnic Minorities

The Prince of Wales has regular contact with

the Church of England, including meetings

with the Archbishop of Canterbury and other

bishops. In addition to his attendances at

Sunday services, he makes numerous visits

to cathedrals and churches around the country

throughout the year.

Moreover, through his patronage, The Prince

supports a number of organisations that aim

to preserve these fine buildings. Among others,

The Prince is Patron of The Friends of Brecon

Cathedral, The Hereford Cathedral Perpetual

Trust, The Lincolnshire Old Churches Trust

and Music in Country Churches.

Tolerance of others is often regarded as a

central feature of the British character, and

His Royal Highness has long had an interest in

trying, by building bridges in different ways, to

promote better understanding within the UK and

elsewhere of the world’s different faiths, and

between ethnic minorities and wider society.

Celebrating rather than simply tolerating

differences, understanding the importance of

what matters most to different peoples, and

finding and nurturing the cultural and spiritual

roots of all groups in our society: these have

long been priorities for The Prince, both in his

private interests and his public work.

Several of the organisations which he has

established – for example, The Prince’s Trust

and The School for Traditional Arts – have

made the understanding and intergration

of ethnic minorities a key part of their work.

Over the year, His Royal Highness engaged

with representatives of all the world’s major

faiths, and events he attended with UK ethnic

minorities ranged from a huge Sikh celebration

in Southall to an Eid event with the Muslim

College, and from a dinner for World Jewish

Relief to the Commonwealth Day Observance

at Westminster Abbey.

Tourism

Promoting tourism in Britain is another feature

of The Prince’s working life. When he travels

round the country, highlighting attractions for

domestic and overseas visitors is a regular part

of his work. For example, last year His Royal

Highness supported British Tourism Day along

with other members of the Royal Family. As

part of his contribution, The Prince hosted

a dinner and lunchtime reception at

Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.

The event was not just for those who run the

industry but also those who are in the frontline

– the hotel and guesthouse keepers, the

operators of the country’s varied attractions,

and the voluntary staff who play such an

important role. As part of the Tourism Day, His

Royal Highness also toured Linlithgow Palace

in West Lothian, and visited the House for an

Art Lover in Glasgow as well as some of the

key attractions on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh.

Left.

The Prince is pictured at Southwark

Cathedral with the Dean, the Very

Reverend Colin Slee.

Left.

The Prince watching

butchers in action at the

Skipton Auction Mart,

Yorkshire.


Income,

Expenditure

and Staff

Income and Expenditure Account

Years to 31st March

2004

£000s

2003

£000s

Income and Funding

Duchy of Cornwall

Grants-In-Aid

Government Departments

11,913

3,856

292

9,943

2,798

304

Total income and funding

16,061

13,045

Expenditure

Official duties and charitable activities

5,947

5,627

Grants-In-Aid:

London office and official residence

Official travel by air and rail

Communications support

2,951

825

80

3,856

2,207

478

113

2,798

Overseas tours and military secondees

Tax and personal expenditure

292

4,406

304

3,843

Total expenditure

14,501

12,572

Operating surplus

Capital expenditure less depreciation,

loan repayments and transfer to reserves

1,560

1,442

473

802

Net cash surplus (deficit)

118

(329)

Income and Funding

£millions

Duchy of Cornwall 11.913

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The Prince of Wales’s income comes from the

Duchy of Cornwall, which consists of around

57,088 hectares of land in 25 counties, mostly

in the South West of England. The landed estate

includes agricultural, commercial and residential

property. The Duchy also has a financial

investment portfolio.

The Duchy estate was created in 1337 by

Edward III for his son and heir, Prince Edward,

and its primary function was to provide him and

future Princes of Wales with an income from its

assets. It was traditional for many centuries for

families with landed estates to settle the land

and other assets in trust, so that each generation

could live off the income but was unable to

sell the assets. This was done to ensure that

the estate, and the income which it provided,

survived from generation to generation.

The same principle was applied to the Duchy of

Cornwall. Under the 1337 charter, as confirmed

by subsequent legislation, The Prince of Wales

does not own the Duchy’s capital assets, and

is not entitled to the proceeds or profit on their

sale, and only receives the annual income which

they generate (which is voluntarily subject to

income tax). Because of the importance of the

beneficiary, the Duchy’s ‘trust provisions’ have,

over the years, been set out in legislation, with

the financial security of the Duchy overseen by

HM Treasury.


His Royal Highness chooses to use a large

proportion of the income from the Duchy of

Cornwall to meet the cost of his public and

charitable work. In 2003-04, the income due

to The Prince of Wales’s Office from the Duchy

amounted to £11.913 million, compared with

£9.943 million in 2002-03.

For a number of years, following the major

purchase of the Prudential agricultural property

portfolio, the Duchy has been restructuring its

property portfolio of commercial, agricultural and

residential properties. The 20% increase in the

surplus this year is a combination of increased

rental income from commercial properties newly

acquired in line with this policy, and rent reviews

on existing properties.

The Prince of Wales is actively involved in running

the estate, which is required to be operated on a

commercial basis by its parliamentary legislation.

However, the long history of the Duchy of

Cornwall and The Prince’s own commitment

to pass down to his successors an estate in a

better and stronger condition than when he

became the beneficiary also requires a

long-term stewardship approach.

With this in mind, The Prince of Wales ensures

that environmental and agricultural best practice,

and working in partnership with its tenants and

local communities, are at the heart of the Duchy’s

management approach. He has shown that

preserving and sustaining rural communities, as

well as supporting traditional craftsmanship and

architecture, are not incompatible with achieving

a satisfactory financial return. Both the Duchy’s

income and the value of its capital assets have

increased significantly in recent years.

An analysis of The Prince of Wales’s income from

the Duchy of Cornwall between the principal asset

categories is as follows.

Years to 31st March

2004

%

2003

%

Commercial properties

Agricultural land and forestry

Residential properties

Financial assets

43

30

14

13

39

33

15

13

The Duchy of Cornwall’s annual accounts are

published by The Stationery Office (TSO) and

a copy can be ordered by mail:

TSO, PO Box 29, Duke Street, Norwich, NR3 LGN

online: www.tso.co.uk/bookshop

by telephone: 0870 6005522

by fax: 0870 6005533

100

100


£millions

Grants-In-Aid 3.856

Funding to pay for official costs incurred by or

in support of The Queen as Head of State is

provided by Parliament in return for the surrender

of the revenue from the Crown Estate. This

funding is provided in three ways: (i) a Civil List

for The Queen and a Parliamentary Annuity for

The Duke of Edinburgh, (ii) Grants-In-Aid, and (iii)

costs met directly by Government Departments.

The Prince of Wales does not receive money

from the Civil List, but the Grants-In-Aid paid to

The Queen’s Household are used, in part,

to support his official activities.

There are three Grants-In-Aid: the Property

Services Grant-In-Aid, which meets the costs

of maintaining official residences and offices

used by Members of the Royal Family and their

staff; the Royal Travel by Air and Rail Grant-In-

Aid, which meets the cost of official journeys

undertaken by Members of the Royal Family

and their staff by air and rail; and the Royal

Communications and Information Grant-In-Aid,

which is considerably smaller than the other

two and meets some official communications

costs incurred on behalf of Members of the

Royal Family.

Annual accounts are published for the three

Grants-In-Aid. Copies are reproduced on www.

royal.gov.uk or may be obtained from the Deputy

Treasurer to The Queen, Buckingham Palace,

London SW1A lAA

Government Departments 0.292

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The Civil List, Parliament Annuity and the

Grants-In-Aid are funds transferred to, and

spent and controlled by, the Royal Household.

In addition, Government Departments meet

directly expenditure incurred in support of The

Queen as Head of State. For The Prince of Wales,

Government Departments meet expenditure in

respect of the provision of staff on secondment

from the Armed Services (£214,000 spent by

the Ministry of Defence in 2003-04) and the

cost of official overseas visits undertaken at the

request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

(£78,000 spent by the FCO in 2003-04).


Expenditure

£millions

Official duties and charitable activities 5.947

Approximately 50% of The Prince of Wales’s

income from the Duchy of Cornwall was spent

on official duties and charitable activities. Of

the £5.947 million, £3.213 million was the cost

of the staff who supported His Royal Highness

in carrying out his official duties. An analysis of

official expenditure is given on page 44.

The Prince of Wales employs 124 full- and parttime

staff in his Household, which equates to

111.8 full-time staff. Of these, 84.1 support

him in undertaking official duties and charitable

activities and 27.7 are personal staff for himself,

Prince William and Prince Harry, and Mrs Parker

Bowles. Of the official staff, 4.5 are seconded

without charge by the armed services as

referred to above.

The table over the page lists The Prince of

Wales’s official staff by Household department

and also gives the total cost, including salaries

and other expenditure, of each department.

Grant-In-Aid: London office and official

residence 2.951

The Property Services Grant-In-Aid is the annual

funding provided by the Department for Culture,

Media and Sport to the Royal Household to

meet the cost of the maintenance of, and certain

utilities and related services for, the Occupied

Royal Palaces.

Clarence House is the London office and official

residence for The Prince of Wales, Prince

William and Prince Harry. It is used for official

dinners, receptions and meetings, as well as for

offices for His Royal Highness’s official staff. The

principal rooms, which are on the ground floor

of Clarence House, are open to the public from

August until October annually, although closed

for a few days during this period while The

Prince is in residence.


£millions

Grant-In-Aid: Official travel by air and rail 0.825

The Royal Travel Grant-In-Aid is the annual

funding provided by the Department for

Transport to meet the cost of official royal travel

by air and rail. Official travel by car for The Prince

of Wales is paid for from his income from the

Duchy of Cornwall.

It is an important part of The Prince of Wales’s

role as Heir to the Throne to bring together

people in different parts of the United Kingdom,

to act as a focal point for national life and to

represent the country overseas. This involves

a significant amount of travel that needs to be

undertaken in a way which meets efficiency,

security and presentational requirements. In

2003-04 His Royal Highness travelled more than

43,500 miles to and from official engagements

in the United Kingdom and overseas. This

figure includes almost 26,000 miles of overseas

travel. The cost of these journeys amounted to

£825,000 in 2003-04.

This figure includes the variable costs only for

journeys undertaken using 32 Squadron, The

Queen’s Helicopter or the Royal Train. This is

because the fixed aircraft and train costs are

incurred irrespective of whether they are used

and do not result from undertaking specific

journeys. For a full explanation, see the Grant-In-

Aid for Royal Family Travel by Air and Rail Annual

Report 2003-04 – available on www.royal.gov.uk.

Grant-In-Aid: Communications support 0.08

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The Royal Communications and Information

Grant-In-Aid is the annual funding provided

by the Department for Culture, Media and

Sport for communication and information

services in connection with official royal

functions and engagements.

The Prince of Wales’s Office incurs

expenditure developing and running an overall

communications programme, maintaining

a Press Office, updating and developing its

website, providing general and educational

information to the press and public, and

providing Press Officers to assist the media at

official engagements and visits. The majority

of these costs are met by The Prince of Wales

personally. However, costs incurred in assisting

the media at engagements throughout the

country have traditionally been met from the

Communications and Information Grant-In-Aid.

The cost of this support amounted to £80,000

in 2003-04.


£millions

Overseas tours and military secondees 0.292

The Equerries (one full-time and one part-time)

and three of the four Orderlies are seconded

from the armed forces to assist The Prince of

Wales in undertaking official duties. The role

of the Equerries is explained on page 42-43.

The cost to the Ministry of Defence in 2003-04

was £214,000.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office meets

the cost of The Prince of Wales’s Official Visits

abroad (except for travel costs which are met

from the Royal Travel Grant-In-Aid). In 2003-04

His Royal Highness visited Russia, India and

Oman, Iraq, Iran and Saudi Arabia. These visits

are undertaken at the request of the Foreign

and Commonwealth Office to build on and

strengthen the good relations which the United

Kingdom enjoys with countries throughout

the world. The cost to the Foreign and

Commonwealth Office for The Prince of Wales’s

official overseas visits amounted to £78,000

in 2003-04.

Tax and personal expenditure 4.406

The Prince of Wales pays income tax voluntarily

on the surplus of the Duchy of Cornwall,

applying normal income tax rules and at

current tax rates, and pays income tax on all

other income and capital gains tax like any

private individual.

In addition to paying for The Prince of Wales’s

official duties and charitable activities and

his income tax liability, the income from the

Duchy of Cornwall is used to meet personal

expenditure for The Prince of Wales, Princes

William and Harry, and some personal costs

of Mrs Parker Bowles.

Personal expenditure includes the salary cost

of 27.7 full-time equivalent personal staff,

including personal secretaries, a chef, grooms,

valets, gardeners, farm staff and estate workers

and staff for Princes William and Harry and

Mrs Parker Bowles. Personal expenditure

also includes the appropriate share of the

cost of Highgrove House and Birkhall, and of

maintaining the estate and garden at Highgrove.

Personal expenditure includes the cost of His

Royal Highness and Princes William and Harry

playing polo. The Prince of Wales now plays polo

only to raise money for charity. During 2003, it is

estimated that £875,000 was raised.

The results of Home Farm, the Prince’s organic

farm on the Highgrove Estate, are included

under this heading. Home Farm is a working

farm established by The Prince of Wales to

demonstrate the commercial and environmental

benefits of organic farming.


Staff

As at and for the year to 31st March 2004

Private Secretary and Assistants

Private Secretaries’ Office

Deputy Private Secretary

Assistant Private Secretaries

Research and Administrative Assistants

Correspondence

Finance and Administration

Treasurer and Assistant

Finance

Personnel

Archives

IT Systems Manager

Orderlies

Reception

Communications

Communications Secretary and Assistant

Press Secretary

Assistant Press Secretaries

Press Officers and Website Editor

Full-time

equivalent staff

3.0

1.0

3.0

7.1

3.5

17.6

2.0

6.0

3.4

3.0

1.0

3.5

2.0

20.9

2.0

1.0

2.0

3.0

8.0

Official Costs

£000s

1,198

1,565

474

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Senior Equerry’s Office and Official

Engagements and Receptions

Senior Equerry and Assistant

Equerries

Programme and Travel Co-ordinators

Butlers

Chefs

Chauffeurs

House Managers and Housekeepers

Valet

Orchard Room staff

Gardeners and Estate Workers

Garden Tours Administrator

2.0

1.5

4.2

2.0

3.0

2.0

7.5

1.0

2.0

8.4

1.0

34.6

2,710

Charities

Director of Charities and Assistant

Deputy Director of Charities

2.0

1.0

3.0

Total official staff as at 31st March 2004

Total cost of official duties and charitable

activities for the year to 31st March 2004

84.1

5,947


Offices

The Prince of Wales’s principal office, where

most of his staff work, is in Clarence House,

which is adjacent to St James’s Palace in

central London.

The cost of maintaining the fabric of the

London office, as well as of utilities and fixedline

telephones (but not other costs for the

London office), is met from the Property

Services Grant-In-Aid (see page 37). There

are also offices for official staff at Highgrove

and Birkhall, The Prince of Wales’s private

residences. Some costs incurred at Highgrove

and Birkhall are, therefore, charged to the

‘Official Duties and Charitable Activities’

expenditure category, although most costs

incurred at these two residences are allocated

to The Prince’s Personal Expenditure.

The duties of each department are described

in the following sections.

The Private Secretary

The Private Secretary is the senior member

of The Prince of Wales’s Household and is

responsible for all aspects of running the

Household and for overseeing His Royal

Highness’s charitable and other organisations.

The Private Secretaries’ Office

The Deputy Private Secretary is responsible

for the day-to-day running of the Private

Secretaries’ Office. The Deputy and Assistant

Private Secretaries facilitate and support The

Prince of Wales’s official duties, engagements

and charitable activities. They help compile

The Prince of Wales’s diary, organise his

domestic and overseas programme of visits,

arrange briefing sessions, receptions and other

functions, administer correspondence, and

coordinate research and briefing to support

his work.

Each Private Secretary is responsible for specific

areas and for liaising with certain of The Prince’s

organisations. These responsibilities, as well

as those of other senior staff, are listed in the

Appendix (see page 46). They also ensure that

His Royal Highness is kept informed about

topical issues, and provide him with background

information for letters he writes to ministers

and other leading national figures, and for his

speeches and articles.

The Prince of Wales, Prince William and Prince

Harry receive a large number of letters each

year. In 2003-04, for example, they received

over 33,000 letters. People from all over the

world write to The Prince of Wales and his sons,

although the majority of the letters are from the

United Kingdom.

Letters to the Princes cover a wide range of

subjects and are often prompted by current

issues and debates. The Prince of Wales sees a

wide selection of the correspondence and writes

personally over 2,000 letters a year. His Royal

Highness ensures that letters not answered by

himself or his Private Secretaries are replied to

by the Correspondence Section on his behalf.

Where appropriate, the Correspondence Section

will include with replies information about The

Prince’s charitable work, interests and activities,

as well as historical and other background

information for schools and young people.

In addition, The Prince of Wales receives many

requests from a wide range of charities and

other organisations for donations or items for

auction. Requests for donations are dealt with

by the Finance Section, while requests for items

to auction are handled by the Correspondence

Section. While it is not possible to respond

to all the many requests for items to auction,

His Royal Highness donates items such as

lithographs of his watercolours, signed books

and tours of the garden at Highgrove. In 2003-04,

items donated for auction raised in excess of

£100,000 for charity.

Finance and Administration

The Finance and Administration Department

is responsible for financial and personnel

management, information systems and general

administration across the Household. The

department is headed by the Treasurer, assisted

by the Financial Controller and the Head of

Personnel and Administration.

The Finance Section exercises financial control

through a combination of annual budgets,

monthly management accounts and a series of

accounting systems and procedures, particularly

for the authorisation of expenditure. It is also

responsible for achieving best value for money

and is putting in place the necessary staff

resources to review regularly all categories

of spending.

The Private Secretaries are supported

by researchers, personal assistants and

administrative staff, and work closely with

their colleagues in The Queen’s Private

Secretaries’ Office.


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The Treasurer has financial and administrative

responsibility for The Prince of Wales’s UK

and US Charitable Foundations. He is also

responsible for one of the UK Foundation’s

trading subsidiaries, A. G. Carrick Limited, which

receives the income from the sale of lithographs

of The Prince’s paintings and from royalties from

the publication of books. The annual income of

the two Charitable Foundations is in excess of

£2.5 million. In addition, the Treasurer monitors

the financial affairs of His Royal Highness’s

key charities and is responsible for publishing,

contractual and legal matters.

The Personnel Section manages staff

recruitment, remuneration, training and

development, health and safety and

employee relations.

The majority of the Household’s information

technology systems are provided and supported

by the Information Systems Management

section at Buckingham Palace. The IT Systems

Support Manager is responsible for the day-today

operation of these systems.

The department also includes Orderlies (who

maintain office equipment and are responsible

for office supplies, stationery and office cars),

and Receptionists.

Three Archivists are responsible for managing

all the papers and files relating to the public life

of The Prince of Wales since the late 1960s.

More recent papers in the archive are kept at

St James’s Palace and older records are stored

in the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle. The

Senior Archivist also manages requests for

The Prince to become Patron or President of

an organisation, and dealings with existing

patronages and presidencies.

Communications

As Heir to the Throne, there is extensive public

and media interest in the activities of The Prince

of Wales, and of Prince William and Prince Harry.

The Press Office’s role is to provide information

and facilitate a better understanding, for a wide

audience, of The Prince of Wales’s work and

activities. The Press Office also handles media

enquiries for the two young Princes, and liaises

closely with colleagues in the Buckingham

Palace Press Office in respect of general issues

to do with the Monarchy as a whole.

A new post of Communications Secretary

was created in February to oversee the

communications strategy and act as senior

media adviser to The Prince of Wales, Prince

William and Prince Harry. The Communications

Secretary is responsible for the Press Office,

which consists of a Press Secretary, two

Assistant Press Secretaries, two Press Officers

and a Website Editor.

The Press Office handles media enquiries on

all aspects of The Prince of Wales’s work and

role, as well as those of Prince William and

Prince Harry, dealing each year with more than

50,000 telephone calls from local, national and

international media. The department arranges

media facilities for all of The Prince’s public

engagements in the United Kingdom and

overseas, and issues more than 1,000 press

releases, announcements, information bulletins

and operational notes each year.

Maintaining The Prince of Wales’s website –

www.princeofwales.gov.uk – is also part of

the Press Office’s role. The website attracts

over 950,000 hits per week and is a popular

information resource for the media, researchers

and the public from the United Kingdom and

overseas. In addition to the latest news about

His Royal Highness’s engagements, the site

provides information on his work and charitable

activities, as well as recent speeches, historical

details, articles and a picture gallery. Information

and news about Prince William and Prince Harry

are also available on the site.

Senior Equerry’s Office and Official

Engagements and Receptions

Staff in The Equerry’s Office co-ordinate The

Prince of Wales’s programme of engagements.

They manage his diary on a daily basis,

providing an interface between staff, police and

outside organisations, and plan his long-term

programme. They also manage the logistical and

transport arrangements for The Prince’s official

visits at home and abroad. There are usually

three overseas tours a year. The Senior Equerry

is a permanent member of staff, but the Equerry

is a serving military officer seconded from the

armed forces to the Household for a period of

approximately two years.

Each year the Prince receives thousands of

invitations from a wide range of public and

private sector organisations. Each is given

careful consideration by The Prince of Wales

himself and his Office. The Senior Equerry and

Equerry liaises with the Private Secretaries, the

Press Office, and The Prince’s organisations to

ensure that each year His Royal Highness covers

a broad range of interests and meets a wide

cross-section of the people in as many parts of

the country as possible.


,

The Equerry and Temporary Equerry provide a

point of contact for military and defence issues.

The Prince of Wales maintains close links with

the armed forces, not just in Britain but also

in the Commonwealth. As well as holding the

rank of Vice Admiral, Lieutenant General and Air

Marshal in each of the nation’s armed services,

he is also Colonel-in-Chief of 11 regiments of the

British Army and six Commonwealth regiments.

In addition, he is Colonel of the Welsh Guards,

and Honorary Air Commodore of RAF Valley.

The Prince of Wales uses his private home

at Highgrove, and in particular the Orchard

Room within its grounds, for official

engagements and entertaining.

The Orchard Room was designed and built

by The Prince specifically for the purpose of

entertaining official guests. It is heavily used:

in 2003-04, for example, it was used for 37

receptions, seminars and briefings for over

2,900 guests.

The Prince of Wales conducts eight Investitures

at Buckingham Palace each year and also

attends state functions on behalf of The Queen.

The Equerry’s Office is responsible for the

arrangements for these engagements.

Official entertaining is an important part of The

Prince of Wales’s role. Each year he entertains

about 9,000 guests at Clarence House and other

Royal residences. These occasions range from

receiving official guests and foreign dignitaries

to giving dinners and concerts to thank those

involved with his charities. In 2003-04, His Royal

Highness gave 88 receptions, seminars, lunches

and dinners, ranging from small lunches to

events for many hundreds of guests.

Twenty-six (full-time equivalent) staff manage

and organise these occasions. Most of these

staff are required on duty seven days a week,

including most evenings, with a week on/week

off rota worked. Staff who assist The Prince of

Wales in a private capacity are not included, and

their cost is allocated to personal expenditure

Butlers act as ‘front of house’ for The Prince of

Wales, meeting guests, organising refreshments

and setting up rooms. They work closely

with the House Managers, who oversee all

the domestic and cleaning arrangements, as

well as with the Chefs. For larger receptions

and dinners, the Event Managers oversee

the planning and administrative and catering

arrangements. One Butler is on duty at all times.

The Prince of Wales has Valets to assist him

with his official clothing and uniforms, and with

his personal clothing. That part of their time

devoted to The Prince’s official engagements

is charged under the ‘official engagements and

charitable activities’ heading. Similarly, the costs

associated with Chauffeurs driving The Prince

of Wales to official engagements and related

expenditure are charged in this way.

Each year The Prince invites more than 18,000

people to go round the garden at Highgrove,

finishing with refreshments in the Orchard

Room. In the summer, up to eight tours of 25

people can take place each day, amounting

to nearly 700 tours a year. In addition, those

attending official receptions normally may look

around the garden. These tours are designed

to recognise service or special situations, but

they also demonstrate, by example, the benefits

of natural land management and organic

gardening. Committed to conserving Britain’s

natural heritage, The Prince uses the garden as

a conservation area for endangered varieties of

plants and flowers.

Visitors to the garden include charitable and

gardening groups, while gardening students and

researchers also work in the garden throughout

the year. No charge is made for the tour or

refreshments, but visitors are able to buy items

from the Highgrove Shop which donates all its

profits to The Prince of Wales’s UK Charitable

Foundation. In 2003-04 this raised nearly

£90,000 for charity.

The Prince employs a team of Gardeners.

Because the garden is mainly used for visits

by members of the public, the majority of

the costs are allocated to official expenditure

(although official as well as personal costs are

met from His Royal Highness’s private income).

The balance, which is assumed to relate to The

Prince’s personal enjoyment of the garden, is

allocated to personal expenditure.

Charities

A new Charities department has been created

with the appointment of a Director and Deputy

Director of Charities. The new team has

responsibility for providing support and advice

to The Prince of Wales’s charities, in particular

the core 17 organisations, on matters such as

corporate governance, donations policies and

fundraising, planning, and communications. The

department also facilitates liaison and synergy

between the charities and helps with the

appointment of chairmen and trustees.


Annual Visits

The Prince makes a number of visits to Scotland

and Wales every year, and in addition stays for a

working week at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in

Scotland and for a series of official engagements

in Wales. The cost of these longer annual visits,

which principally relates to receptions and

dinners, amounts to approximately £50,000, and

is included in ‘official entertaining’ expenditure.

Official Costs analysed by

expenditure category

Expenditure has been analysed and explained

in the preceding sections by department. The

following table analyses official duties and

charitable activities expenditure by category.

Salaries

Training, recruitment and staff welfare

Travel and subsistence

External consultancy and professional fees

Official entertaining

Donations and gifts

Utilities

Residences and offices

Press and information services

Stationery and office equipment

IT systems

Housekeeping

Insurance

Gardens

Depreciation

£000s

2004

3,213

148

176

238

655

72

116

643

84

80

241

64

40

38

139

£000s

2003

3,131

150

189

614

843

45

108

160

85

71

62

26

24

67

52

Total 5,947 5,627

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The main variances between current and prior

year expenditure are explained below.

Salaries

The salary costs of £3.2 million relate to the

84.1 official staff and include salaries, National

Insurance contributions, pension contributions

and other benefits. During the course of the

year, additional staff have been employed to

strengthen the management team and to staff

Clarence House. The 2002-03 figure included

restructuring costs.

External consultancy and professional fees

External consultancy and professional fees

fell, partly as a result of the appointment of

the Communications Secretary during the

year and partly because of exceptional costs

in the previous year, including the inquiry by

Sir Michael Peat and Mr Edmund Lawson.

Professional fees include legal and audit fees.

Official entertaining

Official entertaining includes receptions, lunches

and dinners that take place at Clarence House,

the Orchard Room at Highgrove, Holyroodhouse

and a number of other locations. Although the

costs fell, the level of official entertaining during

2003-4 was broadly comparable. The nature,

and therefore the cost of entertaining is variable

which, combined with improved cost control,

resulted in an overall reduction for the year. The

costs include the maintenance, upkeep and rent

of the Orchard Room.

Corporate social responsibility

The Prince of Wales has long been an advocate

of businesses being aware of their social

responsibilities, and requires his own Household

to achieve best practice in this area.

On environmental matters, His Royal Highness

has set targets, among other things, to reduce

air emissions by using more fuel-efficient

vehicles, reduce waste by purchasing more

recyclable products, reduce paper consumption

through greater use of double-sided printing,

and reduce electronic equipment waste by

donating used computers to charities and

recycling mobile phones.

The Household also actively seeks to support

its local communities in Westminster (Clarence

House) and Gloucestershire (Highgrove). For

example, last year children from a state school in

London visited the St James’s Palace offices as

part of their history and citizenship curriculum at

GCSE, while in Gloucestershire each year, many

local groups are invited to tour the Highgrove

gardens and the nearby Home Farm to learn

something about horticulture and organic

farming. The Prince’s staff also contribute to

their community as individuals.

Residences and offices

The increase in expenditure reflects the

occupation of Clarence House. The majority

of the expenditure on the refurbishment of

Clarence House was met by the Property

Services Grant-In-Aid. However, the cost of

some of the redecoration of Clarence House and

the refurbishment of most of its contents was

met by The Prince of Wales.

IT systems

During the course of year, the Household met

its objective of providing all office staff with

external e-mail and internet access. In addition,

the Household invested to develop further the

use of information technology as part of the

ongoing process of improving management

systems and procedures.

Housekeeping and Depreciation

The increase in both categories of expenditure

reflects the occupation of Clarence House.


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Appendix

Portfolios of Private Secretaries and

other Senior Staff

Sir Michael Peat

Private Secretary

General management and oversight of all

aspects of the Household

Constitutional, state and ceremonial matters,

with the Equerry

Overall supervision of media matters

The Duchy of Cornwall, with The Treasurer

The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation

(UK), assisted by the Treasurer

Duchy Originals Limited

Patronages

Overall supervision of The Prince of Wales’s

organisations

Elizabeth Buchanan

Deputy Private Secretary

Deputising for the Private Secretary in respect

of Private Secretarial matters

Wales

The Prince’s Trust

Rural affairs, agriculture and fishing

Business in the Community (including Scottish

Business in the Community)

Relations with business and industry

The natural environment

The Prince of Wales’s Business and the

Environment programme

Kevin Knott

Treasurer, assisted by Philippa Norman, Financial

Controller, Mimi Watts, Head of Personnel and

Administration, and David Hutson, Archivist

Deputising for the Private Secretary in respect of

financial, management and administrative issues

Financial management, Personnel and IT

Archives and office paper-flow

The Duchy of Cornwall, with the Private

Secretary

The Prince of Wales’s UK and US Charitable

Foundations

A.G. Carrick Limited

Publishing, contractual and legal matters

Tradesmen’s Royal Warrants of Appointment

Overall financial supervision of The Prince of

Wales’s organisations, with the Private Secretary

Paddy Harverson

Communications Secretary, assisted by Patrick

Harrison, Press Secretary

All media matters for The Prince of Wales,

Princes William and Harry and the Duchy

of Cornwall

Liaising with the Prince of Wales’s charities

and organisations on media matters

Press facilities for visits and engagements

in the UK and overseas

Publications

Management of The Prince of Wales’s Website

Paul Kefford

Assistant Private Secretary

The Prince’s Foundation for the Built

Environment, with the Private Secretary,

and other architectural, heritage and built

environment matters

The elderly, including PRIME and hospices

Disability

Gardening

Relations with the Anglican and Catholic

Churches

James Kidner

Assistant Private Secretary

Foreign and Commonwealth relations,

including overseas tours

Northern Ireland

The Prince of Wales’s International Business

Leaders Forum

International development

Ethnic and faith communities

The arts

Mark Leishman

Assistant Private Secretary

Scotland, including Holyrood week

The Prince of Wales’s Foundation for Integrated

Health, and other medical and health related

charities and issues

Education

Rupert Lendrum

Senior Equerry

Overall supervision of the programme and diary

Domestic staff

All residences

Security Issues

Squadron Leader Richard Pattle

Equerry

Programme and diary

State and ceremonial, with the Private Secretary

Military, including veterans and emergency

services

Sport

Virginia Carington

Special Assistant to The Prince of Wales

The Royal Collection

Personal letters and private engagements

Assisting the Press Office with TV and

other films

Claudia Holloway

Head of Correspondence Section


Core Organisations of The Prince

of Wales’s charitable enterprise

Arts and Business

www.aandb.org.uk

Business in the Community

www.bitc.org.uk

Business and the Environment

www.cpi.cam.ac.uk

In Kind Direct

www.inkinddirect.org

PRIME - Cymru

www.prime-cymru.co.uk

PRIME - England

www.primeinitiative.org.uk

Scottish Business in the Community

www.sbcscot.com

The Prince’s Drawing School

www.princesdrawingschool.org

The Prince’s Foundation for The Built Environment

www.princes-foundation.org

The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts

www.princes-foundation.org/traditionalarts

The Prince’s Scottish Youth Business Trust

www.psybt.org.uk

The Prince’s Trust

www.princes-trust.org.uk

The Prince of Wales’s Arts & Kids Foundation

www.artsandkids.org.uk

The Prince of Wales’s Foundation for

Integrated Health

www.fihealth.org.uk

The Prince of Wales’s International Business

Leaders Forum

www.iblf.org

The Prince of Wales’s Phoenix Trust/Regeneration

Through Heritage

www.thephoenixtrust.org.uk

Youth Business International

www.youth-business.org


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(FSC) for its ‘Munken Lynx’ product, wood used

to produce the paper comes from a forest that is

well managed according to strict environmental,

social and economic standards.

The forest of origin has been independently

inspected and evaluated according to the

principles and criteria that has been agreed

and approved by the FSC.

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