To mark the Prince Charles’s 50th working year as the Duke of Cornwall, his son Prince William appears in a new two-part documentary series commissioned by ITV.
The program highlights work done on the 135-acre estate that currently provides an income for Prince Charles and will pass to William once Charles becomes king.
In the second episode of the new documentary (airing at 9pm on Thursday 31 October) William speaks about the importance of his children playing outside and understanding nature.
Prince William speaks to farmers about how vital family is to the estate and how important the outdoors are to his own family.
“My children are already playing on the tractors and … it’s so important to get outside, and have the children understand nature.”
He adds that he wishes he’d brought eldest son Prince George, six, to visit the farm with him: “He would be absolutely loving this. He’s obsessed!”
For his part, the Prince assured farmer Mervyn Keeling that he hopes to emulate his father’s management style of the estate: “Well rest assured I’m not going to rock the boat; I’ll do much the same as what my father’s doing. I’m not so into the architecture that’s the only thing.”
In the documentary, Prince Charles has revealed he was nearly reduced to tears when Prince William praised his hard work on the Duchy of Cornwall.
Charles says: “When I saw it, I couldn’t believe it, I was deeply touched and moved by what he said. It practically reduced me to tears because I suddenly thought, well, just hearing that from him, has made the last 50 years worthwhile.”
Prince Charles: Inside the Duchy of Cornwall, premieres on Thursday 24th October, 9 p.m. on ITV.