The world follows Britain’s royal family and admires their fashion sense for decades. Princess Diana was widely known as a British style icon and her timeless looks are still recreated by Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle. However, recently 71-year-old Prince Charles, who is known for mending his clothes, has been declared the most fashionable man by renowned fashion magazine, Vogue.
According to Reuters, Edward Enninful, editor-in-chief of Vogue, spoke to Charles in an interview for their latest issue where he said: “I’ve always admired the way you dress.”
The praise for his timeless sense of clothing seemed to surprise the heir to the throne, who usually prefers double-breasted suits with a tie and matching handkerchief.
Charles was surprised by the compliment:
“I thought I was like a stopped clock – I’m right twice every 24 hours. But no, I mean, I’m very glad you think it has style. I mind about detail and colour and things like that – and colour combinations. I’m lucky because I can find marvellous people who are brilliant makers of the things that I appreciate, and because of that, I try to keep them going for longer,” he said.
The male members of Britain’s royal family have taken a back seat when it comes to fashion and mostly the females have made it to the news.
Wife of Charles’s elder son Prince William, Kate Middleton has previously featured on the cover of Vogue while wife of William’s younger brother Harry, Meghan Markle has guest-edited the magazine as well.
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.
“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.
“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,” he added.
You can watch Vogue’s interview here: