Humble by Nature welcomes Royalty to Monmouthshire

Thursday 9th July 2015

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited the Humble By Nature farm on the 9 July to see first hand how a small farm can be kept alive by diversification.

Their Royal Highnesses met with dignitaries from across Gwent, including members of the local council, Assembly Members and police officers.

Kate and Ludo took the Royal couple for a tour of the farm, stopping off at the Edible Garden, through the rare breeds animal paddocks and ‘Pig Alley’ where they were introduced to the different pig varieties at the farm. Of particular interest, was the Aquaponic Solar Greenhouse, the first of its kind in the UK, where TRHs learned more about the innovative food production techniques used to create sustainable farming practices in communities across the world.

 Kate said: ‘We are over the moon that Their Royal Highnesses were able to find time in their packed schedule to come to our small farm in Monmouthshire. It was a great honour to have them here.’ 

During the day, The Prince and Duchess met with local producers who sell their produce in the Humble by Nature farm shop and café, and also met with staff at the farm.

Farmer Tim said, ‘It was great to be able to show everything we have achieved in such a short amount of time on the farm.’ 

The Royal Couple unveiled a plaque in the farmyard to mark their visit.