Prince Charles visits eco-friendly Moravian village

Britain’s Prince Charles visited one of the country’s most ecological villages on the last full day of his visit to the Czech Republic. The keen ecologist and environment campaigner visited the small village of Hostětín in the south-eastern Moravia, which is the home of a series of model eco projects. The Prince inspected a biomass heating plant, ecological water purifying facility, apple juice producer and heat saving house. The village’s normal population of 240 swelled to around 1,500 for the visit. He later travelled to Brno’s Masaryk University for a debate with students and to receive the university’s gold medal for his charity work and promotion of sustainable development. Earlier Monday, Prince Charles met with Prime Minister Jan Fischer. The four day visit with Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, ends on Tuesday.

Author: Chris Johnstone