Royal Patronage of the Great Fen

HRH Prince Charles, Great Fen 2007

In 2007 HRH The Prince of Wales became Royal Patron of the Great Fen. The Wildlife Trust is delighted that this year His Royal Highness has agreed to a third term of patronage

It is with great delight that the Wildlife Trust BCN can confirm that His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has extended his Patronage of the Great Fen for a further term. The Trust are especially honoured at this the third period of Patronage by His Royal Highness: it is immensely welcome at a time when His Royal Highness can only realistically maintain a limited number of positions of this nature.

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales first visited Woodwalton Fen, at the heart of the Great Fen, in March 2007. In April 2007 Stephen Fry, President of the Great Fen from 2006, wrote to The Prince of Wales inviting him to become Royal Patron of the Great Fen. Back in 2013 His Royal Highness announced he was extending his patronage for a second term (until 2018) so the confirmation now in 2019 of a further term is exceptionally inspiring.

Kate Carver, Great Fen Project Manager says: "I myself and members of the Great Fen team were privileged to meet His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales last year at the Royal Cornwall Show, when the Great Fen was invited to take part in birthday celebrations for His Royal Highness’s 70th birthday. His Royal Highness showed great interest in the returning wildlife of our restored wetlands. This year the Great Fen has another ambitious project pioneering new farming methods which protect peat soils and reduce carbon emissions. We are working with experts in wet farming and leading climate change scientists to deliver our ground breaking Water Works project. All our work promotes nature’s recovery so to have his Royal Highness’s support for the Great Fen at this time is hugely encouraging.”