He met his love ahead of his wife. He was into organic before the rest of us were. Maybe the King-to-Be is just one of those who operates ahead of things - even himself, the Prince of Quixotic Timing. Prince Charles marches to a different drummer and perhaps when the Queen sings her last, he'll have a wee bit of time to wield his influence.
His thoughts on organic farming were way ahead of his time and his idea that 70s/80s architecture was a carbuncle on the face of London was spot on.
Prince Charles created Duchy Originals in 1990 in his effort to promote the advantages of organic farming through the production of natural and healthy foods and sound husbandry which helps to regenerate and protect the countryside. The land he owns in Gloucestershire, near his Highgrove country home is his place to farm organically. His Duchy Originals Oaten Bisquits and Gingered Bisquits came out in 1992 and they were sold in outlets like Harrods, Selfridge's, Fortnum & Mason as well as smaller outlets throughout Britain. My favorite: Organic Lemon Biscuits. You can buy them through The British Shoppe, based in the U.S.
He might have tried to be inspiring in 1980 when he shared that he talked to vegetables, but his use of heirloom seeds and his approach to agriculture are worth respecting.
Regardless, I like the fact that we call them cookies here, thanks to the Dutch word winning out over the British term in Manhattan. The public relations effort is on to prepare the public for the Prince to be King. Some stuff is fluff. Some is stuff to notice and chew on.