Turns out, Prince Charles is now an authority on sustainable fashion

Words by Nicole La Ruffa

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The Prince Wears Prada.

If you’ve been following Kate or soon-to-be-wed Meghan Markle for royal fashion inspo, you’ve been doing it all wrong.

We dub thee, Charles of Wales, Prince of sustainable fashion.

Yep, that guy.

In his first Australian interview in five years, Prince Charles talks all things fashion, encouraging others to move away from a ‘throwaway society’ and to instead adopt more sustainable habits.

His Royal Highness of sustainability shared his personal approach to fashion, choosing to find another use for, or mend clothes that some might otherwise toss. Some of his clothes in fact, date all the way back to 1969. So he’s basically just every dad who clings to his sixties memorabilia.

Prince Charles told the Financial Review: “It is extraordinary how fashions change and, speaking as someone who, on the whole, hates throwing away things without finding another use for them or mending them, I couldn’t be more delighted if, at last, there is a growing awareness of the urgent need to get away from the ‘throwaway society’ and to move towards a more ‘circular economy’.”

This may just be the very beginning of the Prince’s fashion career. We’re hoping he makes a Miranda Priestly-esque observation in the next interview.

‘Florals? For the palace? Groundbreaking.’


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