British Royal Family

Prince Charles shares rare home photo

And it features a very special guest

By Anita Lyons

A very rare photo of Prince Charles and a special furry friend has surfaced.

The future King took a picture with an endangered red squirrel, which was found on his doorstep at Clarence House.

As a Patron of the Wildlife Trusts in the UK, Charles delighted fans by posing with the animal, a "rare sight" for many all over the country.

Prince Charles on the step of Clarence House, pictured with a rare red squirrel.
Prince Charles on the step of Clarence House, pictured with a rare red squirrel.

Back in 2014, Prince Charles visited the Glendelvine Squirrel Sanctuary in Scotland and is also patron of the Red Squirrel Survival Trust.

His love for the furry little creature, which is a protected animal due to habitat loss, also saw him build a safe enclosure in the Dumfries House woodlands earlier this year.

The outdoors is often the setting for many of Charles and Camilla's photographs, including snaps of the British Royal Family enjoying time at their Highgrove retreat, and their grandchildren enjoying time outdoors.

In fact, Charles refurbished a lavish treehouse, Holyrood Tree House in Highgrove Gardens, first built for his two sons, William and Harry in 1989.

Holyrood Treehouse was originally built in 1989 for Princes William and Harry and is now used by George and Charlotte.
Holyrood Treehouse was originally built in 1989 for Princes William and Harry and is now used by George and Charlotte.

The AUD $30,000 shepherd's hut is now enjoyed by George, Charlotte and when he's old enough, Louis, and has a bed, wooden floors and wood burner.

How delightful!

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