British Royal Family

Prince Charles writes personal letters to Australian farmers

The Prince has shown empathy for farmers going through trying times.

By Jess Pullar

Australian farmers were dealt a tough blow this year with record dry weather, but kind gestures can go a long way - especially when they come from a royal.

With hundreds affected by the drought that has gripped rural areas across Australia, farmers have suffered immensely, and Prince Charles himself has shown his support with a heartfelt letter.

Prince Charles, who is a sheep farmer himself, has penned a letter to Australian farmers affected by the drought conditions this year.
Prince Charles, who is a sheep farmer himself, has penned a letter to Australian farmers affected by the drought conditions this year.

Much to the delight of one Narromine farmer, who shared the letter on Instagram, Prince Charles wrote to her: "I have been greatly saddened to witness one of Australian Merino's most successful seasons in recent years being marred by, perhaps, the worst drought on record in the wool growing regions of New South Wales and in parts of Victoria, Queensland and South Australia."

He went on to add: "As a sheep farmer myself, I cannot begin to imagine the anguish that those of you who have been affected by this climatic tragedy must be facing."

The recipient, Susie, captioned the image saying she was feeling "a bit spesh" to receive the letter.

"Feeling very chuffed after receiving this letter from Prince Charles in regard to the demise of the Merino industry due to drought," she wrote.

She ended by saying: "One of hundreds but still feeling a bit spesh. Off to the framers and into the pool room. Thanks Bonny Prince Charles you've made my year."

Charles and Camilla visited Australia earlier this year.
Charles and Camilla visited Australia earlier this year.

Earlier this year, Charlies wrote a personal letter to Queensland farmers and bush communities sharing his sympathy with them as they endured "appalling difficulties" caused by the drought affecting the state, news.com.au reported.

"Having visited various parts of Queensland in April, my wife and I have been utterly dismayed to hear of the horrific drought devastating your state," he wrote.

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Charles isn't the only royal to share personal messages with members of the public. In September, royal fans who wished Duchess Meghan a happy birthday were delighted to recieve a personal thank you message, from the newlywed herself.

The letter read: "The Duchess of Sussex is so touched you took the trouble to write as you did on the occasion of her 37th birthday."

"It really was most thoughtful of you and Her Royal Highness sends you her heartfelt thanks and best wishes."

Birthday well-wishers received a personalised card from Duchess Meghan. *Image: Instagram/ @loopycrown3*
Birthday well-wishers received a personalised card from Duchess Meghan. Image: Instagram/ @loopycrown3

Prince Harry also shared a similar message with his well-wishers following his birthday last month, while Duchess Catherine shared an adorable photo of Prince George (pictured below) with people who wished the five-year-old a happy birthday.

The never-before-seen picture of Prince George had royal fans gushing. *Image: Instagram/ @loopycrown3*
The never-before-seen picture of Prince George had royal fans gushing. Image: Instagram/ @loopycrown3