Prince Charles was one of the first supporters of this lifestyle. Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, is a strong advocate. And, yes, newborn Princess Charlotte is its latest convert. So what is this way of life which is trending in the ranks of British blue-bloods? The royal spotlight is on the organic lifestyle. In food, clothing and skin care (including Éminence favorites), organic is the buzzword for the British top tier.
So who’s leading the charge for all-natural choices in aristocratic circles? Here’s the list of who’s who:
Éminence president Boldijarre Koronczay recently met The Right Honorable Earl Spencer - brother to the late Diana, Princess of Wales - who lives an exceptionally healthy lifestyle. Earl Spencer not only eats a fully organic diet and goes on juicing fasts, he is also a devotee of yoga and pilates (The Sunday Times). During their recent visit to Vancouver, Earl Spencer and wife Karen Gordon also showed their interest in organic skin care especially after hearing about Éminence's dedication to beauty and wellness through our organic products. They were thrilled to use two of our best-sellers, our Bamboo Firming Fluid and Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant. As for Hungarian-born Boldijarre, the chat with the Spencers brought back fond childhood memories of performing in his traditional Hungarian dance troupe for Princess Diana when she visited his homeland.
Future queen of England and mother to two tots (including Princess Charlotte who was just christened this week), Kate Middleton has converted her family to living organic (Heatworld). Like other famous moms like Jessica Biel, Princess Kate's new motherhood status prompts a personal interest in providing the best and healthiest options for her children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Celebrity magazines detail Prince George’s strict organic diet (Us Weekly) as well as his oh-so-fashionable Australian organic babywear (Herald Sun). As for royal newcomer Princess Charlotte, she’s receiving organic baby food personally created and delivered by her famous aunt and nutritionist student Pippa Middleton (Daily Mail).
Before organics became mainstream, Prince Charles turned his estate into an organic farm back in 1985. From the produce of his personal estate, he launched his delicious line of Duchy Originals food which introduced the benefits of organic food to the UK market. Boasting a range from cheese to biscuits to smoked salmon, the company is now a huge success with annual profits topping 4.3 million US dollars.
Even 89 year old Queen Elizabeth is convinced of the relatively new passion for organic living. The royal matriarch grows her own all-natural vegetable garden on the grounds of Buckingham Palace from a special selection of heritage seeds. The pesticide-free patch, which contains runner beans, sweetcorn, beets and carrots, is fertilized with liquid seaweed and only uses garlic to keep the insects at bay! (Treehugger)
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