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Prince Charles, Camilla to Visit Louisville In March to Discuss Health, Environment

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Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will visit Louisville next month at the end of a U.S. tour.

Their visit on March 20 will focus on the links between health and the environment. Prince Charles has long been an advocate for sustainability, and published a book in 2010about humanity’s disconnect with nature.

Here’s the official announcementof Charles and Camilla’s visit:

On Friday 20th March, Their Royal Highnesses will end their visit to the USA in Louisville, Kentucky. Central to The Prince of Wales's programme in Louisville is a symposium on health where His Royal Highness will give a keynote address to an audience of health practitioners, business, faith and community leaders about links between health and the natural environment. Highlighting the same theme, The Duchess will visit a food literacy project for young people at a local farm. The project also offers young people an opportunity to experience life on a farm in order to help increase their knowledge of the connection between food and farming.

The British royals will be in Washington D.C. for several days before Louisville, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and the death of Abraham Lincoln. Prince Charles will also receive an award for Exceptional Leadership in Conservation from the International Conservation Caucus Foundation. The duchess, who has become an advocate for victims of rape and sexual assault, will attend a meeting of D.C.’s Sexual Assault Response Team at the Department of Forensic Sciences.

Erica Peterson is WFPL's Director of News and Programming.