Prince Charles Visits D.C. Hangs Out In the Hood, Visits The SCOTUS, & Meets With President Obama

Prnice Charles visits Common Good City Farm, an urban farm.  He spends about hour chatting with the children  and ate fresh spinach from the garden.

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The prince is due to call on President Obama at the White House on Wednesday, just weeks before the US leader pays an official visit to Britain.

On Wednesday, Charles will also give the keynote speech at a conference on sustainable agriculture at Georgetown University.  Read more here.

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6 Responses to Prince Charles Visits D.C. Hangs Out In the Hood, Visits The SCOTUS, & Meets With President Obama

  1. Ametia says:

  2. Ametia says:

    Prince Charles criticizes gov’t farm subsidies

    By MARY CLARE JALONICK, The Associated Press
    Updated 1:31 PM Wednesday, May 4, 2011

    WASHINGTON — Prince Charles is in Washington talking about environmentally friendly farming, and he says it’s a change from giving royal wedding toasts.

    After greeting students at Georgetown University on Wednesday, Charles spoke passionately about organic and sustainable farming for almost an hour. He made only brief reference to the worldwide hubbub over his son Prince William’s wedding to Kate Middleton last week. Charles called his remarks “a change from making embarrassing speeches about my eldest son during wedding receptions.”

    In his speech, the Prince of Wales criticized government subsidies for large-scale agriculture and encouraged more government and business support for organic and environmentally-friendly food production. The United States spends tens of billions of dollars a year on such subsidies.

    Charles, who will meet with President Barack Obama later Wednesday, is in Washington for a three-day visit. On Tuesday, he visited the Supreme Court and an urban farm in Washington. The small farm grows produce for low-income residents.

    At Georgetown, he shook hands with students who stood in the heavy rain hoping to get a glimpse of him as he arrived.

    He called rising hunger and obesity problems around the world an “increasingly insane picture” and proposed less use of chemical pesticides, artificial fertilizers and antibiotics. He criticized industrial pollution and global dependence on oil.

    “The point, surely, is to achieve a situation where the production of healthier food is rewarded and becomes more affordable and that the earth’s capital is not so eroded,” Charles said.

    He praised first lady Michelle Obama’s campaign to combat childhood obesity and hunger along with U.S. manufacturers’ efforts to produce healthier foods.

    “You cannot help but feel hopeful when such huge corporations like Wal-Mart back local sourcing of food and decide to stock their shelves with sustainable or organic produce,” he said. “Industry is clearly listening.”

    The heir to Britain’s throne is a firm supporter of environmentalist causes, and runs an organic farm on his Highgrove estate in western England. He has a line of organic foods, Duchy Originals, which donates profits to his charities.


  3. Ametia says:

    Obama will meet with Prince Charles at 4:30 p.m. ET

  4. creolechild says:

    So much for the “President-Obama-is-being-snubbed-by-the-Royal-Family” narrative that was being widely promoted.

    Oh well, back to the drawing board for the next foolish thing that they can dream up…

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