Prince Charles Opens Up About His Fashion Choices For British Vogue

LONDON (Reuters) – His daughters-in-law Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are regularly lauded for their fashion sense, but 71-year-old Prince Charles, well-known for patching-up and mending his clothes, has probably been considered a less likely British style iconuntil now. “I’ve always admired the way you dress,” Edward Enninful, editor-in-chief of British Vogue, told Charles in an interview for the fashion magazine’s latest edition. The praise for his timeless dress sense seemed to take the heir-to-the throne, who usually favors double-breasted suits accompanied with a tie and matching handkerchief, by surprise. View this post on Instagram “We have to clean up our act. But it can be done. There are wonderful things going on, but we need to scale up.” In the December issue, HRH The Prince of Wales talks to Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful about The Modern Artisan, a training programme, co-founded by The Prince’s Foundation, whose students are about to launch a sustainable fashion collection with Yoox Net-a-Porter @YNAP. See the new royal portraits by @Nick_Knight for #BritishVogue in the new issue, on newsstands and available for digital download Friday 6 November. And read the interview at the link in bio. The Prince of Wales wears a linen jacket made for him 30 years ago by @AndersonAndSheppard. Photographed in the gardens at Highgrove, his Gloucestershire home, by @Nick_Knight and sittings editor @KPhelan123. A post shared by British Vogue (@britishvogue) on Nov 4, 2020 at 1:01pm PST “I thought I was like a stopped clockpeople come round after 25 years to dressing like I do,” he said with a laugh. “I’m very glad you think it has style. I mind about detail and color and things like that.” The male members of Britain’s royal family have usually taken a back seat to the females when it comes to fashion coverage. Kate, wife of Charles’s elder son Prince William, has previously featured on the cover of Vogue while Meghan, wife of William’s younger brother Harry, has guest-edited the magazine. Charles, who has long campaigned on environmental issues, was interviewed for Vogue about his commitment to sustainable fashion, something he said he had always taken to heart. View this post on Instagram In a lively Zoom call earlier this year between HRH The Prince of Wales and Editor-In-Chief @Edward_Enninful, the Prince unveiled the sustainable fashion project he’s been working on, how he perceives his own style and why, after 50 years, he’s still a firm advocate of sustainability. “I’m one of those people who hates throwing anything away,” the Prince tells Edward Enninful. “I’d rather have clothes] repaired and maintained, even patched if necessary.” Watch the full film at the link in bio. A post shared by British Vogue (@britishvogue) on Nov 4, 2020 at 1:31pm PST “I’m one of those people who hate throwing anything away. Hence, I’d rather have them maintained, even patched if necessary, than to abandon them,” he said, calling on manufacturers and consumers to be less wasteful. He added: “But it seems to me there are huge opportunities, particularly now, within the whole sustainable fashion sector, to counter this extraordinary trend of throwaway clothing – or throwaway everything, frankly.” Reporting by Michael Holden; editing by Stephen Addison

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