Prince William: Visits his Duchy of Cornwall

Prince William (40) paid a visit to a very special region.

Prince William: Visits his Duchy of Cornwall

Prince William (40) paid a visit to a very special region. Since the death of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022), the family man has been the Duke of Cornwall. Now the 40-year-old has officially traveled to the county in south-west England for the first time since holding the new title.

On Thursday (November 24) Prince William arrived in Newquay, his wife, Princess Kate (40), was not there this time. The first stop was Newquay Orchard, a seven-acre urban green space and important community facility. Training courses and other events are offered there. The project was founded eight years ago on land owned by the Duchy of Cornwall, according to the Independent. Volunteers work in the orchard to take care of the land.

William was shown around the grounds, meeting staff and volunteers along the way. He also visited the community canteen, which serves produce grown and harvested in the gardens. The Royal also toured a training area where people are trained in cooking, gardening and other practical skills. Prince William also met Duchy employees in their offices.

The Duchy of Cornwall plays an important role. The huge possession of land, farms and other goods traditionally serves to provide for the heir to the throne and his family. The duchy was founded by King Edward III in 1337. (1312-1377) founded.

The takeover made Prince William the largest private landowner in Britain. The value of all land and possessions in 23 counties of the Duchy is currently estimated at almost 1.4 billion euros. These include castles, forests, farms and coasts, but also entire housing estates and commercial properties. Before the Queen's death, his father, now King Charles III. (74), holding the title Duke of Cornwall.

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