Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Foundation course

  • Comment

Spin doctors at St James's Palace may have been a little premature in releasing the name of Christopher Howes, chief executive of the Crown Estate, in relation to the running of the proposed new Prince of Wales' Foundation, intended to put the prince's architectural and building interests under one umbrella. Howes is, I gather, rather reluctant to accept this poisoned chalice, perhaps not surprisingly after the continuing debacle at the Prince's School - or Death Wish III as some are now calling it. He did, however, have a cameo role to play in the recent Urban Villages Forum outing to Florida resort developments, and is much sought after for his sound advice on strategic Palace thinking.

Astragal's advice: Proceed with caution.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.