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The Prince of Wales will not renew the lease on his organic Home Farm as he prepares to become King.
Prince Charles is giving up the lease on his beloved Home Farm in preparation for taking over from the Queen.
The Prince of Wales has held a lease on his organic Home Farm – a 1000 acre plot near his Highgrove home in Gloucestershire for 35 years but now cannot commit to a new 20-year lease.
The lease is due to be renewed in Spring 2021, but Charles, 71, could become King at some stage in the next twenty years and will not have as much time to devote to the farm when he takes over the role.
The heir to the throne has always been passionate about the advantages of organic farming and in 1985 he converted the Duchy Home Farm into a “completely organic farming system”.
The farm went on to supply his luxury Waitrose Duchy Organic brand which serves supermarkets, Waitrose and Ocado.
While it has been confirmed that Charles will not renew the lease, the change of hands will not affect the production of the products, which are expected to be produced by the next leaseholder.
It comes after a royal expert claimed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to step down from the royal family earlier this year has thrown a spanner in the works for Prince Charles plans as King.
Royal biographer, Nigel Cawthorne, revealed Charles prefers the notion of a “slimmed down” monarchy, and at the heart of his inner circle would have been the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
With the Prince of Wales reportedly keen to have less “minor” royals, the role of his own children – Prince William and Prince Harry – would no doubt have been ramped up when he becomes King.
The expert told Express.co.uk, “Charles wouldn’t consider his own son minor royalty.”