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Royal family to plant vineyard

At last week's royal wedding guests enjoyed English wine from Chapel Down in Kent but the Royal family is going one step further with plans to make an English wine of its own. Next week 16,700 vines will be planted in a section of Windsor Great Park, the former hunting park in Berkshire. The vineyard will be planted with champagne varieties - Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier - with a view to making an English sparkling wine. The Duke of Edinburgh is said to be closely involved and it is understood that Stephen Skelton MW will be advising on the project. So, perhaps when Prince Harry gets around to getting married there will be a royal wine to toast his wedding.