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Prince Charles, the architect’s friend?

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Astragal was surprised to learn that the heir to the throne wins work abroad for British architects, according to the November issue of Vanity Fair

An unidentified young architect at the Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment told the magazine that the project he is working on, new residential communities in China, came about ‘directly because of the Prince of Wales. He has put us in contact with several government organisations in China’.

In the same article, Charles explained his part in the Chelsea Barracks controversy: ‘It just seemed to me that you have to start drawing lines in the sand about how much London is going to be mucked about with. I’d seen some of the plans and I thought, this seems insane. I just wrote a letter – a confidential letter to somebody I happen to know.’

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