The Duchess of Cornwall thinks global warming could be beneficial for the UK's wine industry.

The Duchess of Cornwall

The Duchess of Cornwall

The 69-year-old royal appears to be a loggerheads with her eco-conscious husband Prince Charles after she highlighted one of the potential upsides of climate change.

Speaking at an event to celebrate the British wine growing industry, Camilla said: "We don't exactly have the climate, or we didn't [50 years ago].

"I expect with global warming it's going to get better and better and we are going to get better and better wine."

Camilla, who is the president of the United Kingdom Vineyard Association, also revealed that she has a long-standing appreciation of wine.

She said, according to the Daily Mail newspaper: "People always ask me how I became involved in it all.

"Well, first of all I love wine. But secondly my father was in the wine business, so I was brought up as a child drinking wine and water rather like the French."

Camilla's remarks come shortly after her husband threw his support behind a campaign that aims to stop plastic being dumped in the oceans.

Prince Charles called for a deposit scheme for bottles to be introduced to address the problem.

Speaking about the Ocean Rescue campaign, he said: "One of the most troubling environmental trends, as I see it at least, is the progressive build-up of plastic waste in the oceans.

"Eighty per cent of it is coming from the land as everyday products such as plastic bags, straws and bottles as they travel along the rivers to the sea and finish up being spread right around the world, even on the most remote stretches of oceans, the farthest-flung beaches on earth and the deepest reaches of the ocean.

"Some of that plastic is being swallowed by sea birds, by whales, by dolphins, seals and other creatures to the point today where plastic waste is estimated to be in the guts of all marine mammals."