Queen Elizabeth II & The Duke of Edinburgh,  The Prince of Wales

Elizabeth II at the heart of a polemic: she calls Prince Charles to the rescue


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In the midst of a controversy, after a trap killed an endangered owl at Sandringham, Elizabeth II authorized Prince Charles to take over the management of the royal estate. A new responsibility for one who is particularly concerned about the environment!

Elizabeth II is at the heart of the controversy! If Prince Philip’s wife wished to get closer to the British by using Amazon’s assistant to deliver her Christmas wishes, she is pointed at after an illegal trap killed an owl on the royal family’s estate at Sandringham.

Elizabeth II, who currently runs the estate, was accused of harbouring illegal traps, which led the police to investigate. Chris Ship and Lizzie Robinson, hosts of the Royal Rota podcast, discussed the incident, revealing that Prince Charles would take over the management of the estate.

Chris Ship first explained: “The Queen runs a domain at Sandringham, and it is a working domain. On this estate they have traps to protect game birds, pheasants and partridges. These traps caught an owl, which is a protected species. The traps killed it and the police had to look into the whole matter.”

Prince Charles will be heading to Sandringham Estate

For further explanation, Lizzie Robinson said, “There was a photograph of one of the owls that was captured in these traps, it’s called a Fenn trap. Fenn traps are illegal, but they can be used for specific types of species.


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They can be used for squirrels, rats, and other species, but they cannot be used if they want to kill ermines and owls because they are endangered. In fact, I was told, when I did some research on this, that there were two pairs of small owls living in this particular area of Sandringham.

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There are now a pair and a half because half of one of the pairs was killed in this trap.” Before adding: “So there are some questions, especially because the Prince of Wales is taking over the Sandringham estate. We know how much he cares about the environment and organic matter.”

An “unfortunate and isolated” accident

Chris Ship wondered why members of the royal family still have this kind of trap when there are others today. “There’s one like the DOC trap that has been approved by the New Zealand Conservation Department, for example.

This is the royal family that preaches all the time about conservation, but they still have these traps in place. The National Anti-Collapse Campaign very recently found these Fenn traps still in use,” he explained. Contacted, the palace described the incident as “unfortunate and isolated.”


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