High hopes for natural world with coronation of King Charles III

Country Land and Business Association welcomes King’s reign as champion for Gloucestershire's rural communities.

By Emma Luther  |  Published
King Charles III is known for his passion for organic farming and protecting the environment.

The Country Land and Business Association has 700 members in Gloucestershire and exists to champion, protect and enhance the rural economy, environment and way of life.

Ahead of the coronation of King Charles III, president of the Country Land and Business Association, Mark Tufnell, has expressed his high hopes for the future with the environmental champion at the helm of the Royal Family. 

He said: 'As a pioneer of nature-friendly farming and regenerative agriculture, we know that our rural communities have no greater champion than His Majesty The King. 

'We share in the coronation celebrations being enjoyed by so many across the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth, and the world beyond. 

'In doing so, we pray that The King’s reign will be long, and that he will continue to inspire new generations to protect the natural world on which we all depend.'

Tufnell's hopes for the future were echoed by founder of Daylesford Organic, Carole Bamford, who told Instagram followers: 'As a passionate and devoted environmentalist, I am hopeful the King’s reign signals an era of change and a recognition of his belief that if we look after the earth it will look after us. ⁠

'The King’s motivation for his environmental work is something that has always rang true with me - as he said at COP26 in Glasgow, ‘I didn’t want to be accused by my grandchildren or children of not doing the things that needed doing at the time’. ⁠

'Here’s to a greener, brighter future for our planet and its people.'⁠

The King regularly welcomes visitors to his Highgrove home in Tetbury  to share the history, inspiration and unique organic management of his prized gardens.

He has also extensively spoken out about climate change, conservation and organic farming, as well as setting his sights on living more sustainably.

Families will gather across Gloucestershire over the coronation weekend to mark the special occasion on Saturday 6 May 2023.

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