Journal 23 September 2022
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
All at The Prince’s Foundation mourn the death of Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II.
Journal 1 June 2022
HRH The Prince of Wales joins Jools Holland and Ruby Turner as his Prince’s Foundation marks Platinum Jubilee with tea dances to combat loneliness
To mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, The Prince’s Foundation is hosting a series of celebratory tea dances at its sites across the UK.
Journal 13 May 2022
HRH The Prince of Wales sees work start on new Rural Skills Training Centre
The Prince’s Foundation has underlined its commitment to championing British farming and rural skills by commencing construction of a purpose-built training centre on Dumfries House estate.
Journal 12 May 2022
The Prince's Foundation: An Exhibition
As part of London Craft Week, The Prince’s Foundation is hosting a free exhibition at The Garrison Chapel at Chelsea Barracks to celebrate the charity's work to champion and preserve heritage craft skills.
Journal 7 March 2022
The Prince's Foundation and British Science Week
Budding young scientists are invited to celebrate British Science Week with us at Dumfries House!
Journal 28 February 2022
Graduate of The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts awarded a doctorate for iconography work
Christabel Helena Anderson reached a major milestone this month by being awarded a doctorate in recognition of her expertise and talent as an iconographer and researcher.
Journal 1 February 2022
Building for the Future
A talented natural builder has turned her hand to a range of traditional building skills to help design and construct a new outdoor classroom at Dumfries House estate.
Journal 10 January 2022
Exhibition of HRH The Prince of Wales’s watercolours opens at The Garrison Chapel
A London exhibition by The Prince’s Foundation showcasing 79 of HRH The Prince of Wales’s watercolours represents the largest-ever display of The Prince’s work and the first full exhibition of his watercolours.
Journal 15 December 2021
New report released on walkability, accessibility & health
'We are designed for walking'... Evidence shows that creating walkable, mixed-use neighbourhoods, that make us feel valued and safe, can improve our mental and physical health.
Journal 29 November 2021
The Prince’s Foundation to expand heritage craft skills training across Ireland
The Prince’s Foundation has announced plans to expand its heritage craft skills training across Ireland with the launch of a new programme supported by Allchurches Trust.
Journal 18 November 2021
Christmas Carol Concert 2021
The Prince's Foundation will holds its third annual Christmas Carol Concert at St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge on Wednesday 15th December.
Journal 12 October 2021
City and Guilds announce new accreditation partnership with The Prince’s Foundation
In recognition of their shared commitment to the preservation of heritage craft skills, City and Guilds and The Prince’s Foundation have announced a new partnership.
Journal 11 October 2021
HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay opens Johnnie Walker Princes Street
His Royal Highness met the first students in the Johnnie Walker Learning for Life Academy and they were joined by representatives of The Prince’s Foundation’s ‘Introduction to Hospitality’ courses that run at the charity’s headquarters, Dumfries House in Ayrshire.
Journal 16 September 2021
The Prince's Foundation launches Food Education programme to champion sustainability and help tackle food waste
Pilot programme developed in partnership with Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty.
Journal 6 August 2021
The Highgrove Florilegium opens at The Garrison Chapel
An exhibition depicting the flora of the Highgrove Gardens at The Garrison Chapel, Chelsea.
Statement from the chair
The findings from an independent investigation into allegations relating to fundraising practices have now been received by The Prince’s Foundation and are being considered by its trustees.
Journal 7 July 2021
Genevieve Muinzer recalls her time as an Editor at The Prince’s Foundation
Excerpts from ‘An Editor at The Prince’s Foundation’ by Genevieve Muinzer, originally published in The Pell-Mell Gazette, The Athenaeum Club (No. 8 10th June 2021).
Journal 23 June 2021
Children given a Fresh Start at Dumfries House
A nature-based learning programme by The Prince’s Foundation that has proven to be a hit with pupils and teachers is set to be rolled out to children across Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway.
Journal 11 June 2021
James Hardie on the conservation of Dumfries House
James Hardie has helped restore Dumfries House and its collection almost since The Prince’s Foundation assumed ownership and management of the house and estate after it was saved by HRH The Prince of Wales and a consortium.
Journal 25 May 2021
Horticulture and Food Education at Dumfries House
Since HRH The Prince of Wales saved Dumfries House and the surrounding estate in 2007, a host of buildings and outdoor areas across our 2000 acres have been customised to provide educational opportunities to young people, including in the field of food, farming and horticulture.
Journal 7 May 2021
Dumfries House Gardens during Spring
The Gardens team at Dumfries House, the headquarters of The Prince’s Foundation, have been busy with various new projects that will come into bloom later in the year.
Journal 26 April 2021
The Prince's Foundation at Highgrove
The Prince’s Foundation announces a new training and education base on The Highgrove Estate
Journal 23 April 2021
Reconnecting with Nature
The 2000-acre Dumfries House estate is the ideal outdoor classroom for school groups looking to reconnect with nature while learning about sustainability.
Journal 8 April 2021
Building Craft Programme student gets opportunity to work on grade II* listed Coventry landmark
Students of The Prince’s Foundation’s renowned Building Craft Programme take their talents to sites the breadth of the country to assist in important restoration projects on historical buildings.
Journal 23 March 2021
Women’s Health Conference to be hosted by Dumfries House
From Friday 14th to Sunday 16th May, Dumfries House will host the Women’s Health Conference, where the expertise of The Prince’s Foundation’s health co-ordinators and international medical experts stands to benefit participants from all over the world.
Journal 19 March 2021
The Prince’s Foundation invites knitters to contribute to art installation
Dumfries House is receiving a steady stream of contributions from knitters all over the world towards a patchwork mosaic of thousands of hand-knitted squares to be draped over the estate’s historic Adam Bridge, which dates back to 1760.
Journal 8 March 2021
Restoration of the Dumfries House Harpsichord
Last year, our Jacob Kirkman Harpsichord left the Family Parlour and travelled to Buckinghamshire to be restored by Huw Saunders.
Journal 2 March 2021
Students on the Building Arts Programme complete construction of a traditional-style Shepherd’s Hut
The new Shepherd’s Hut showcases the diverse skillset and high quality of work in the creation of stained-glass windows, timber framing, naturally-dyed wool, and encaustic tiles.
Journal 24 February 2021
A year in review at our Health and Wellbeing Centre
Due to the impact of Covid-19, last year core programmes at our Health & Wellbeing Centre on the Dumfries House Estate moved online for the first time. These courses have been a lifeline to the communities we serve, as the physical and mental impacts of lockdown become ever more apparent.
Journal 15 February 2021
The Prince’s Foundation will deliver online sustainability workshops
Schools across the UK are being given the opportunity to access free online workshops on the importance of sustainability by The Prince’s Foundation.
Journal 8 February 2021
Case Study: Dr Idries Trevathan
Dr Idries Trevathan, a specialist in Islamic art history, studied at The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts firstly on an MA degree course at the turn of the millennium and returned to research for his PhD in 2010.
Journal 27 January 2021
The Prince’s Foundation to participate in Grinling Gibbons tercentenary celebrations
Grinling Gibbons is renowned as one of the greatest carvers in British history and has inspired craftsmen through the centuries. This year marks 300 years since his death.
Journal 18 December 2020
A review of our virtual events
The Prince's Foundation has hosted a number of virtual events this autumn/winter, including the innovative Dumfries House 'Virtual Insights' series.
Journal 14 December 2020
New report reveals ‘walkability and mixed-use’ could create more valuable and healthier communities
How “walkable” is your neighbourhood? Can residents walk to work, their children’s school, and to the nearest shops and amenities? What does that mean for their quality of life and the time they spend in the car or exercising in the outdoors?
Journal 11 December 2020
Meet four of The Prince's Foundation's ambassadors
Despite the challenges of Covid-19, The Prince’s Foundation was delighted to relaunch its ambassadors programme this year. We look back at how we have profiled four of our ambassadors on social media.
Journal 2 December 2020
The Prince’s Foundation’s Christmas Carol Concert 2020
The Prince’s Foundation is to hold a virtual carol concert in collaboration with St Paul’s Church in Knightsbridge, which will be streamed on Tuesday 15 December at 5pm and can be experienced free of charge.
Journal 27 November 2020
Reflections on our Building Arts and Building Craft Programmes in 2020
We look back at how our Building Arts Programme and Building Craft Programme have fared this year.
Journal 19 November 2020
The Architecture of Place: Planning for Rapid Urbanisation with Ben Bolgar, Haja Halimah Lukay, and Peter Oborn
The Prince’s Foundation, the ICAA and INTBAU are currently collaborating on a series of high-level online talks on ‘The Architecture of Place’.
Journal 12 November 2020
The Prince's Foundation and Yoox Net-a-Porter Launch The Modern Artistan
The Modern Artisan project was born out of a mutual interest in sustainable fashion between HRH The Prince of Wales, president of The Prince’s Foundation, and Federico Marchetti, chairman and CEO of YNAP.
Journal 11 November 2020
The Prince's Foundation launches a new website for the Rapid Planning Toolkit
On World Town Planning Day (Sunday 8th November 2020), The Prince’s Foundation launched the new website for the Rapid Planning Toolkit for Urban Expansion.
Journal 11 November 2020
The Romanian Ambulance for Monuments wins the Europa Nostra Public Choice Award
The Prince’s Foundation’s friends and partners at the Ambulance for Monuments were, yesterday evening, awarded the Public Choice Award as part of the prestigious Europa Nostra prize giving ceremony.
Journal 9 November 2020
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales on Fashion and Sustainability
HRH The Prince Of Wales speaks to Edward Enninful, Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue, about his lifelong commitment to sustainable fashion and The Prince’s Foundation’s collaboration with Yoox Net-a-Porter.
Journal 11 August 2020
Award for Emerging Excellence in the Classical Tradition
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is set to congratulate the winners of the Award for Emerging Excellence in the Classical Tradition (AEECT) during a pre-recorded video message, set to be screened during a virtual event
Journal 4 August 2020
The new Prince's Foundation School Of Traditional Arts website is now live
We are delighted to announce the integration of The Prince’s Foundation School Of Traditional Arts website
Journal 20 June 2020
HRH The Prince Of Wales to launch Sustainable Urbanisation Webinar Series
Focusing on sustainable urbanisation that represents “a clear opportunity through which to accelerate change and to inspire a renewed focus on practical action”
Journal 19 March 2020
The Prince's Foundation response to COVID-19
Following government advice on Monday 16 March, The Prince’s Foundation has decided that its places to visit will close at the end of the day on Friday 20 march
Journal 12 March 2020
The Global Centre on Healthcare and Urbanisation
HRH The Prince of Wales visited the Centre, a joint initiative between The Prince’s Foundation and Kellogg College
Journal 10 March 2020
The Prince's Foundation Building arts programme
Exploring the role that building arts and traditional crafts have in the built environment
Journal 9 March 2020
Changing lives at the Dumfries House wellbeing centre
With complementary therapies and a beautiful rural setting, the new centre is already making a real difference
Journal 28 February 2020
Cambridge Satchel Company launch collection in support of the Foundation
The collection launches in store and online today
Journal 12 February 2019
Marrying British Style and craftsmanship
HRH The Prince Of Wales visits The Cambridge Satchel Company
Journal 10 February 2020
The Prince's Foundation and Sustainable Future
Leading global families respond to HRH The Prince of Wales’s call to action
Journal 10 February 2020
School of Traditional Arts MA Programme
An immersive masters programme that explores the origin of traditional art-forms, centred on profound principles that are both timely and timeless
Journal 4 December 2019
The Prince's Foundation Live Build Projects
Each year the Live Build project at Dumfries House sees students team together to apply their newly learned craft skills to real-life scenarios
Journal 13 November 2019
The Foundation partners with YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP on The Modern Artisan project
The Modern Artisan project will expand on The Prince’s Foundation commitment to strengthen textile skills training within the UK
Journal 11 November 2019
The Prince’s Foundation to host inaugural Carol Concert
The Prince’s Foundation will host its first Christmas Carol Concert this December to celebrate the first full year of the Foundation
Journal 22 October 2019
Putting down Roots at Mile End
An exhibition celebrating the beauty of Islamic and Medieval European manuscripts was celebrated at The Art Pavilion this month
Journal 24 September 2019
Sustainable Fashion Conference
The Prince’s Foundation partners with Swarovski and Fashion Council Germany for a conference about sustainability in the fashion industry
Journal 24 September 2020
The Snowdon Summer School
This year’s Snowdon Summer School saw a select group of students inspired by expert tuition in marquetry and cabinet making
Journal 24 September 2019
Teaching children STEM skills on the Dumfries House estate
A pioneering educational programme at Dumfries House is helping children embrace the worlds of engineering and science
Journal 17 September 2019
The Value of Community: A new report
For decades, The Prince’s Foundation has campaigned for mixed-use, environmentally sound, walkable, mixed-use housing developments, which encourage communities and local businesses to thrive
Journal 3 September 2019
The Prince's Foundation Summer School
This year’s Prince’s Foundation Summer School equipped a fresh intake of students with vital skills in building crafts and architecture
Journal 1 September 2019
The Carriage in Ballater celebrates its one-year anniversary
Celebrating The Carriage's one-year anniversary at Ballater
Journal 22 August 2019
Back To Nature Garden
The new Back to Nature Garden at Royal Hampton Court Palace features work by The Prince’s Foundation craftsmen Jonny Briggs and Jonny Anderson
Journal 6 August 2019
Geometry Summer School
This August sees the second Geometry Summer School held at Dumfries House, in Ayrshire, Scotland, taught by The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts.
Journal 18 July 2019
An interview with Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts alumna Lucy Morrish
The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts' graduate Lucy Morrish on her master's degree
Journal 12 July 2020
The history and preservation of stone carving
Former Building Craft student and now tutor Christian Accolla shares the heritage of stone carving and its modern-day uses
Journal 10 July 2019
6 months at the Health & wellbeing Centre at Dumfries House
Six months after it opened, Dumfries House’s Health & Wellbeing Centre is going from strength to strength
Journal 4 July 2019
The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts degree show
Lord Snowdon, Vice President of The Prince’s Foundation, attends the School of Traditional Arts annual end of year degree show
Journal 25 June 2019
Wood carving with Building Craft alumna Sarah Goss
Building craft alumna shares her insight into the heritage craft of wood carving and its modern day uses
Journal 20 June 2019
The prince’s foundation has launched a brand new training programme that will enable budding garment manufacturers to develop their production skills to the highest standards
Journal 20 May 2019
The Granary Lodge open at The Castle of Mey in Caithness
The Granary Lodge has opened after development managed by The Prince’s Foundation in a joint venture with the Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust
Journal 24 April 2019
Paubhā painting at the School Of Traditional Arts
Traditional Paubhā painting master Dr Renuka Gurung shares the history behind this spiritual Nepalese art form
Journal 20 March 2019
Islamic Calligraphy at the School of Traditional Arts
Islamic Calligrapher Nuria Garcia Masip gives an insight into the artistic handwriting technique
Journal 15 March 2019
A visit to Scottish scarf manufacturer Alex Begg's factory
Renowned scarf manufacturer Alex Begg has joined forces with Dumfries House to breathe new life into the local textile industry
Journal 10 March 2019
Core disciplines at the Suzhou China Centre
We explore four of the disciplines at the heart of the China Centre’s illuminating new programme
Journal 5 March 2019
China Centre in Suzhou
With specialist courses including garden design and Feng Shui, the China Centre in Suzhou is breathing new life into the Traditional Arts
Journal 25 February 2019
The next steps for Craft Build student Esme Walker
The Prince’s Foundation student Esme Walker is cementing her career in Heritage Building Craft with a little help from Cliveden Conservation
Journal 18 February 2019
Preserving the British textile industry
The reshoring of the UK textile industry is in motion, but what does the future hold?
Journal 10 February 2019
An interview with Nansledan architect Hugh Petter
A new housing project in Cornwall is changing the way we approach sustainable developments, as master planner and lead architect Hugh Petter reveals
Journal 5 February 2019
The Prince's Foundation partnership with MYB Textiles
Tech and tradition combine to revive the fortunes of the Ayrshire lace maker
Journal 1 February 2019
Utilising sustainable materials in modern architectural construction
Is the key to modern construction a return to vernacular architecture and sustainable materials?
Journal 23 January 2019
New craft skills workshop spaces at Trinity Buoy Wharf
A glimpse at two new workshop spaces dedicated to ensuring the future of traditional craft skills
Journal 14 January 2019
The Prince's Foundation magazine issue 04
The latest issue of the magazine is now available
Journal 4 January 2019
Zouaq painting at The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts
Zouaq tutor Natasha Mann shares her love of the traditional Moroccan painting technique
Journal 25 November 2018
Icon Painting with The Prince’s Foundation: School of Traditional Art
Icon painter Aidan Hart shares his love of iconography and the inspiration behind his compelling works
Journal 19 November 2018
Understanding food provenance
An awareness of the negative effects of industrial farming, the return of traditional agriculture and a growing preference for seasonal, sustainable produce, could help us rethink the way we eat: the future of food is on our hands.
Journal 10 November 2018
The Prince’s Terrace Adelaide wins at the urban developer awards 2018
Continued industry recognition for the Australian sustainable development
Journal 1 November 2018
The School of Traditional Arts heads to China
The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts has been assisting conservationists in China to revive the treasures of the Mogao caves in Dunhuang
Journal 29 October 2018
Restoration of Coventry's Drapers' Hall
Thanks to The Prince’s Foundation and the Historic Coventry Trust renovation project, the city’s Drapers’ Hall is getting a new lease of life
Journal 22 October 2018
The Mey Games
The Prince’s Foundation will steward the Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust as of 2019 – the future of this historic building looks bright
Journal 15 October 2018
Summer School students head to Antigua
Thanks to The Prince’s Foundation, new-found building skills may be the key to the completion of a heritage project in Antigua
Journal 8 October 2018
New restaurant arrives at Ballater
Thanks to The Prince’s Foundation, a bistro, cafe and tea room named The Carriage opens at Ballater train station near Balmoral Castle
Journal 5 September 2018
A new pavilion opens at Braemar
This year’s Braemar Gathering saw the launch of the Duke of Rothesay Highland Games Pavilion
Journal 1 October 2018
Dumfries House Artists' Residency
The Dumfries House Royal Drawing School Artists’ Residency opens up to Scottish artists
Journal 29 September 2018
The Prince's Foundation Magazine issue 03
Paying homage to community, heritage and authenticity
Journal 14 September 2018
Traditional architecture, design and building skills at our Summer School
We speak to Australian student Alexander Dowthwaite about the valuable skills he has developed at The Prince’s Foundation Summer School
Journal 12 September 2018
The Prince's Foundation Graduation
Education director jacqueline farrell reflects on the successes of this years’ students
Journal 7 September 2018
Discovering buddhist art in china’s mogao caves
Artists from The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts visit a UNESCO World Heritage site in Dunhuang
Journal 25 July 2018
Managing rapid urbanisation in the 21st century
As the world’s cities continue to grow, so does the need for a set of tools to manage and plan for the effects on community and environment
Journal 18 July 2018
Keeping traditional Islamic architecture alive in Saudi Arabia’s historic town of Jeddah
A pioneering partnership between The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts and Jameel House is helping ensure its heritage endures for future generations
Journal 11 July 2018
Restoring Gloucester’s St Mary De Crypt Church
The grade I-listed restoration project has uncovered some fascinating relics from the past
Journal 4 July 2018
Unveiling Braemar's visitor centre
As the highland games get underway and Braemar’s anticipated visitor centre nears completion, we discover what makes the games such a cultural institution
Journal 28 June 2018
The Prince's Foundation magazine issue 02
Focusing on craft, education and heritage skills
Journal 31 May 2018
London Craft Week
At this year’s London Craft Week, the Prince’s Foundation introduced woodcarving and stonemasonry to the next generation of makers
Journal 25 April 2018
Glenside Farm on the Dumfries House Estate to welcome a pioneering arts centre
The Jameel House of Traditional Arts and Building Skills is set to open on Dumfries House farmland
Journal 16 April 2018
The Ballater Old Royal Station in Aberdeenshire rebuild is underway
Just shy of three years since it was destroyed by fire, the station will shortly be restored to its former, former glory
Journal 10 April 2018
Alchemy academy: the prince’s foundation school of traditional arts
The creation of colour is an age-old craft that has its roots in culture, commerce and religion
Journal 5 April 2018
Reviving communities across the uk
Considering local needs is at the heart of the prince’s foundation’s new regeneration projects
Journal 1 April 2018
Hands-on education at The Prince’s Foundation
Learning is more than just a classroom experience; we’re breaking down barriers with our innovative, skills-led vision for education