PRINCESS ANNE vented a “major irritation” of hers as she penned a 2,000-word editorial focused on waste, nature and her family’s relationship with the outdoors.
Princess Anne revealed she is deeply upset by those failing to properly dispose of their rubbish. In an article titled ‘Waste not, want not’ penned for this week’s issue of Country Life she guest-edited, the Princess Royal said: “If you want to help the planet, controlling our waste is something everyone can do and it will make a difference.
“We will always produce waste, however efficient we become, so we must get better at reducing it at every stage and dealing with it better at the end.
“That means making things such as clothes, furniture, vehicles and supermarket trolleys that can be recycled safely and economically and not dumped on someone else’s ground.
“Everything about life today seems to be about convenience and waste is seen as inconvenient; we must help make it more convenient to deal with.
“Raising the profile of the country code might help, especially as the post-coronavirus getaway to the country seems to have resulted in an increase of littering and vandalism.”
Princess Anne gets deeply upset by those failing to properly dispose of their rubbish (Image: GETTY)
Princess Anne in the arms of the Queen (Image: GETTY)
In her article, the Princess Royal doesn’t shy away from sensitive topics such as housing and renewable energy.
On green energy, Princess Anne backs nuclear power as she admits she doesn’t believe the right solution for Britain is to cover the “countryside with solar panels and windmills.”
She continued: “Using water better, using waste from crops, using waste from woodlands and the ability to store energy, possibly as hydrogen, can all help, but will require a more flexible grid and, therefore, the technology to make that work.
Princess Anne and Prince Charles don’t agree on GM (Image: GETTY)
“Small nuclear reactors could have their place, but perhaps there is not the space to pursue that now.”
In her editorial piece, the Queen’s only daughter also made a plea for “quality, appropriate housing of the right type and the right numbers in the right places”.
Princess Anne has expressed her views on housing (Image: GETTY)
Princess Anne lives in Gloucestershire (Image: GETTY)
She added: “All of them could make the difference to having a viable school, shop or pub in the village.
“Importantly, these housing developments should be small and remain in the control of the local parish council, either for rent or shared ownership”.
This isn’t the first time Princess Anne, who is turning 70 on August 15, has tackled a controversial issue.
Princess Anne is the Queen’s only daughter (Image: EXPRESS)
Earlier this month, speaking to Women’s Weekly magazine, Princess Anne revealed she doesn’t agree with her brother Prince Charles’s stance on genetically modified crops (GM).
She said: “It has been an enormous advantage in many parts of the world to use GM wisely for very specific environments.
“It makes it much more likely to be able to grow what you need.
Princess Anne and the Queen recently took part in a joint engagement via video call (Image: GETTY)
“I have to remind people that rapeseed oil was only made non-toxic to humans by the Canadians after the Second World War by genetically modifying the plant.
“It’s [ironically] quite popular with all those people who don’t like GM.”
Asked whether she and her brother the Prince of Wales ever discuss farming, Princess Anne appeared to let transpire some tensions as she answered: “Yes… occasionally, but rather short.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK