27-year-old, second in line to throne, Prince William is going to take another step closer to becoming “Prince of Wales” by attending a private secret event at Highgrove, Prince Charles’s Gloucestershire country home, on Monday.
Private event has been organised to introduce future Prince of Wales to some of the farmers, tenants and shop keepers who help to provide Prince Charles with his £16.5million a year income. Up to 150 guests will gather in Highgrove’s Orchard Room for the event, liberally oiled by the Prince of Wales’s organic apple juice.
Aides regard it as an important step in grooming Prince William to step into his father’s shoes when Charles accedes to the throne.
A Source told: “poor William only has to sneeze and they are rolling out the tea towels. That said, the reception, which has been kept rather hush-hush, is being seen as another important step in the prince’s gradual journey to take over his father’s duties”.
Clarence House declined to comment yesterday but a senior royal source confirmed that the event would be taking place.
According to DailyMail Report: “The Duchy of Cornwall was established in 1337 by Edward III for his eldest son, Prince Edward. It has been used ever since to provide an income for the heir to the throne. Today, the estate consists of about 54,521 hectares of land in 23 counties, mostly in the South West. It is comprised of agricultural, residential and commercial property holdings, including London’s Oval cricket ground.”