Prince Charles: patients should wait for illnesses to clear up naturally not demand antibiotics

Speaking at a global leaders summit  on antimicrobial resistance, Prince Charles warned that Britain faced a ‘potentially disastrous scenario’ because of the ‘overuse and abuse’ of antibiotics.

The future King said that he had switched to organic farming on his own estates because of the growing threat from antibiotic resistance and now treats his cattle with homeopathic remedies rather than conventional medication.

“As some of you may be aware this issue has been a long standing and acute concern to me,” he told delegates from 20 countries and international organisations, who gathered at The Royal Society in London to discuss the issue.