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Prince Charles reacts to accidentally stepping in cow pat

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Photo credit: Chris Jackson - Getty Images
Photo credit: Chris Jackson - Getty Images

We all know the Royal Family are big fans of the great outdoors, what with Her Majesty still horse riding in her 90s, and Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, having previously built a garden for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Prince Charles is also a big nature lover too, but unfortunately during a recent visit to the Great Yorkshire Show, he had a slight misstep... and trod in a cowpat.

Prince Charles is well and truly a countryman, meaning he was quickly able to brush the incident off – quite literally. He's not only launched The Prince’s Countryside Fund, which has ploughed more than £10 million into projects around the UK over the past decade but he's also co-authored a book on the subject of organic gardening.

The future king was engaging in a conversation about South Devon cattle when he distractedly stepped in the cowpat, but swiftly wiped the dung off his foot on the grass and continuing on with the rest of his visit.

Photo credit: Ian Forsyth - Getty Images
Photo credit: Ian Forsyth - Getty Images

Speaking about the incident, Cattle judge Anne Tully joked afterwards to the press, as reported by The Telegraph, "I told him that was luck, that's what we always say."

The reason for the Prince's visit to Harrogate, accompanied by his wife, The Duchess of Cornwall, was to commemorate the launch of The Prince’s Countryside Fund's new guide to the environment, designed for farmers, in the hopes of ensuring accessibility around improving management of the UK’s land (with the support of McDonald's).

In total Charles spent around three hours chatting to other attendees, gave a speech and inspected prize-winning cattle and sheep.

Posting about the visit on their official Clarence House Instagram account, a caption from Charles and Camilla's team reads: "The Prince and The Duchess attended the Great Yorkshire Show today ☀️ The Show features the best of British farming and gives the public first-hand experience of agriculture and rural life through demonstrations, exhibitions and competitions from show jumping to sheep shearing!

"TRH toured the show ground, visiting the livestock area and education centre, and said hello to a lot of people along the way!"

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