Prince Charles plans to grow a flowery meadow in every country to mark 60 years since his mum was crowned Queen Elizabeth II.
Nature-loving Charles launched the ‘Coronation Meadows Initiative’ from a field at Highgrove House in Gloucestershire, in a bid to make Britain a blooming marvellous by next summer.
Since the 1930’s, more than 97per cent of all wildflower meadows have disappeared from our countryside, but the prince’s new plan should splash summery colour all over the countryside.
HRH The Prince of Wales said: “My Coronation Meadows idea came to me when I read a report and fully appreciated just how many wildflower meadows had been lost over the past 60 years.
“This year, we are celebrating my mother’s coronation so surely there is no better moment to end this destruction and to stimulate a new mood to protect our remaining meadows and to use them as springboards for the restoration of other sites and the creation of new meadows right across the UK.”
Meadow King Charlie’s announcement couldn’t have come at a better time.
After a damp and miserable start to the year, the weather has finally brightened up, and flowers are in full bloom.
These incredible pictures show British wildlife frolicking in fields, enjoying finally being bathed in sunshine.