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What You Need To Know About Prince Charles: He Is The Most Underrated Fashion Icon In The Royal Family!

Prince Charles is known as the next in line to the British throne and father of William and Harry. Beyond these and his scandalous affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles, not many people  have been curious about him in recent times.

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What Prince Charles is really like

Yet, Charles is a rather interesting, if unpopular, figure. He conducts his royal business and has managed to stay scandal-free since admitting his affair.

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However, a recent unauthorized biography based on multiple interviews — no less than 120 people — offered a rare glimpse into the quirks of Prince Charles. 

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The book, written by one Tom Bower, is expectedly titled “Rebel Prince: The Power, Passion and Defiance of Prince Charles.”

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It claims that Charles is quite self-involved when it comes to his appearance. He changes his clothes up to 5 times daily if need be!

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The future King of Britain is also reportedly quite out of touch with things (cling film inclusive) and functions largely with the help of royal staff.

Fashion lover and advocate

His lawyers have since distanced their client from the book and its author. But one thing the book probably gets right is Charles’ love for clothes.

The Prince of Wales says he is delighted there is a “growing awareness of the urgent need to get away from ‘throwaway society’,” when it comes to fashion sustainability, in an interview with the Australian Financial Review. HRH said: “I have always believed in trying to keep as many of my clothes and shoes going for as long as possible (some go back to 1971 and one jacket to 1969!) – through patches and repairs – and in this way I tend to be in fashion once every 25 years…” The Prince of Wales established the @campaignforwool in 2010 which has encouraged the fashion industry to make greater use of the natural fibre. Read the full interview in the @afrmag. #RoyalVisitAustralia ???? @nadavkander

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The Prince of Wales is particular about his clothes, even if he is not a follower of trends.

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He is an advocate for fashion sustainability and has said he likes to make his clothes and shoes go for as long as possible. In his interview for Financial Review Austrailia, he said:

I have always believed in trying to keep as many of my clothes and shoes going for as long as possible (some go back to 1971 and one jacket to 1969!).

Campaign for Wool

Charles launched the Campaign For Wool in 2010, with a desire to steer the fashion industry towards using natural fibre more.

Campaign for Wool is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the natural benefits of wool. 

It aims to raise the profile of wool as a viable and sustainable fibre source for luxury clothes, natural carpets, and interior wool textiles.

Well, now you know, Prince Charles can give his daughter-in-law, Kate Middleton, a run for her money. Meghan Markle has nothing on him too!

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