Prince Charles recently opened up about the importance of having a waste-free wardrobe, and re-wearing items of clothing wherever possible. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that Prince Charles wore a suit he acquired in 1984 to his son's royal wedding in 2018.
During his interview with British Vogue, Prince Charles opened up about the outfit he wore to Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle. When asked if he'd thought about purchasing a new suit for the nuptials, Prince Charles said, "I’ve considered it. But in the case of that particular morning coat, as long as I can go on getting into it, I only wear it a few times a year, in the summer, so obviously you want to keep those sorts of things going."
He continued, "But if I can’t fit into them, then I just have to have something new made. But I’m not sure quite how radically different they can be at my age." Basically, if it ain't broke, why fix it?
During the interview, Charles also advocated for having items repaired in order to make them last longer. "Well, I’m lucky, because there are kind people who help with these things. But yes, I happen to be one of those people who’d get [a] shoe–or any item of clothing–repaired if I can, rather than just throw it away," he explained. "And that’s why I think, from an economic point of view, there are huge opportunities for people to set up small businesses involved with repair, maintenance and reuse."
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