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 icon – until 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.
“I thought I was like a stopped clock … people 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