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ITV viewers' 'faith in the monarchy restored' after watching Prince Charles doc

A behind-the-scenes look at the Duchy of Cornwall

ITV's new documentary about Prince Charles has delighted royal fans and "restored" others' faith in the monarchy.

Part one of Prince Charles: Inside the Duchy of Cornwall, which aired last night (24.10.19), took viewers behind the scenes of the prince's vast private estate.

The two-part series is aiming to offer an insight into Charles' efforts to build the Duchy of Cornwall, over the last 50 years, into a viable business.

The Duchy generated a profit of £21m last year (Credit: ITV)

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The first of two episodes revealed how the Duchy turned a profit of £21m last year, but the focus was on the prince's personal philosophies and how they fed into his work.

This included his devotion to supporting traditional methods in farming, and maintaining woodland and other aspects of the environment for future generations.

It changed people's perception of Prince Charles (Credit: ITV)

Many viewers reacted positively to the documentary on Twitter - with some even tweeting that it had restored their faith in the monarchy and boosted their opinion of Charles.

One said: "Wonderful Prince Charles documentary last night. After a very shaky week, my faith in the monarchy has been well and truly restored. #duchyofcornwall #princecharles."

Another put: "My respect for Prince Charles as a person, landlord and businessman has just shot through the roof. #InsidetheDuchy."

My faith in the monarchy has been well and truly restored.

A third said: "#ITV #PrinceCharles #Duchy - fabulous insight, keep up the good work."

"I just watched Prince Charles: The Duchy of Cornwall. That has changed my perception of Prince Charles in a very good way. #PrinceCharles #DuchyofCornwall," admitted another.

Someone else tweeted: "Really enjoying this #PrinceCharles programme. Really interesting to learn about The Dutchy of Cornwall. He's a surprisingly good businessman..."

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Others called Charles a "hero" and praised his long-standing love of the environment.

"My hero! What an amazing man #PrinceCharles," tweeted one.

"Such a good man," said another, adding: "He was mocked all those years ago for his foresight on the environment and now the world and his wife are all on the bandwagon. #PrinceCharles."

- Prince Charles: Inside the Duchy of Cornwall continues on Thursday (31.10.19) at 9pm on ITV

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