Two joggers had to do a double take when they realised they had run past Prince Charles in Green Park on Tuesday morning. The Prince of Wales was spotted strolling through the park on his way to an official engagement, leaving many onlookers surprised to see royalty in their midst.
But while runners, tourists and dog walkers were left gawping at his presence, Charles appeared unfazed by the attention and continued to chat to the staff who were accompanying him on the visit.
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Prince Charles was spotted strolling through Green Park on Tuesday
Prince Charles was at the park to sow seeds for a wildflower meadow named in honour of the Queen. The 67-year-old launched the Coronation Meadows campaign in 2013 to mark 60 years since his mother was crowned Queen.
The project has created a new meadow in every county in Britain since its launch. The latest, the Queen's Meadow in Green Park proved particularly special as it is the 90th Coronation Meadow, marking Her Majesty's 90th birthday.
Two joggers did a double take when they realised who they'd seen
Prince Charles is patron of the three charities running the project – The Rare Breeds Survival Trust, The Wildlife Trusts and Plantlife – and helped schoolchildren to scatter yellow rattle flower seeds to start the newest grassland in Green Park.
The heir to the throne also met shire horses being used to harrow the ground, and ensure the new meadow gets off to a good start.
Charles appeared oblivious to the attention he was receiving
Speaking at the event, Rachel de Thame, Plantlife's vice president, called for the people to continue creating new meadows. ‘The 90th meadow in London is just the beginning. We want to see the meadows revival reach every community and really start to restore the colour and diversity to our countryside,’ she said.