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King Charles, who talks to trees, poses by ancient oak for birthday photo

By William Booth

14 Nov 2022 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

When he was still just a prince, Charles, an avid conservationist, once said he “happily” talks to plants and trees. A recent birthday photo suggests he still does. The Washington Post reports.

London - For years he has been teased for being a royal "tree hugger" who communes with plants. But with a new official portrait released to mark his 74th birthday on Monday, Britain's King Charles III seems content to embrace his nature-loving reputation.

The image shows the new monarch leaning against an ancient oak, in a creamy autumn light, on the grounds of Windsor Castle.

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