It seems such a shame that Prince Charles and the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings have fallen out. This seems to be a classic case of dogmatic positions leading to the removal of a nose to the detriment of the face. Both the Prince and SPAB have campaigned for the same causes and seem to sing from the same hymnsheet so often yet I can understand why SPAB felt as they did and similarly why HRH felt slighted. Compromise can be the bitterest pill to swallow and I can only hope that there is a rapprochement in the future – for the sake of providing a better voice for conservation in the UK.
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