Keep an eye on your step! After treading cow poo, Prince Charles is cheery – “I told him that was luck,” he says.
DURING THE GREAT YORKSHIRE SHOW, PRINCE CHARLES made an unforgivable blunder when he stepped in cow excrement.
When the future King, 72, planted his foot in a pretty fragrant clump of fresh cow pat, he was absorbed with discourse about South Devon cattle.
After that, Anne Tully, a cattle judge from Brixham, Devon, reassured Charles.
She explained, “I told him that was luck, that’s what we always say.”
The Prince of Wales was joined by the Duchess of Cornwall in Harrogate, where they spent three hours exploring the show.
Organic farming is one of the Prince’s many loves, and he was pictured inspecting prize-winning cattle and lambs in high spirits.
During their tour of the agricultural fair, the Royals came across champion 1,550kg Hereford bull Moralee One Rebel Kicks, owned by Tom and Di Harrison of Stocksfield, Northumberland.
Mr Harrison, the owner of the prize-winning Hereford bull, said he had a great day talking to the Prince of Wales.
He stated, “I could have talked to him for an hour.”
“He is extremely knowledgeable, and I wish I could have bought him a pint.”
For many years, Prince Charles has been a staunch promoter of organic farming.
He took the controversial choice to transition to organic farming in the mid-1980s, which angered many British farmers.
However, in the early 2000s, a large number of farmers made the move and embraced the tactics he pioneered two decades before.
“With agriculture accounting for about half of all livable land on the world, I cannot conceive of a sector more critical to the planet’s survival,” Charles told BBC Radio 4.
“How we produce food has a direct impact on the earth’s ability to feed us, which in turn has a direct impact on human health and prosperity.
“Just as we profit from nature, nature must profit from us, yet no matter how cost-effective intensive food production looks to be, our current method will lead to a dead end.
“Our current strategy is driving many small family farms out of business. If they leave, the heart of the British countryside will be ripped out.”