Prince Charles poked fun at himself during Monday’s royal visit to a shirt factory.
The royals made a solo stop to the Gloucester workshop of Emma Willis, who regularly makes shirts for Queen Elizabeth’s eldest son.
During his visit, Willis gifted Charles with some new shirts but the Prince of Wales even he struggles to stay the same size.
“Very kind of you — you’ve got my measurements,” he joked. “I struggle to keep them the same, a never-ending battle.”
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In Gloucester today, The Prince of Wales toured the @emmawillislondon workshop. The workshop maintains traditional methods of shirt making and hand cutting, whilst introducing local young people to the industry through employment and training. The company works with local charities in Gloucester to help support people in need through employment. In the cutting room, His Royal Highness today met two of the company’s cutters, Nareen Hussain and Ibrahim Khalil, who are both Syrian refugees. Later, in the sewing room, The Prince met @condenast Sewing Scholars. 🧵 The programme offers local young people, who are unable to go to university a five-year placement at Emma’s factory to learn key sewing skills. In 2008, Emma started @styleforsoldiers, a charity providing complimentary smart clothing and bespoke walking sticks for injured service men and women. His Royal Highness this afternoon met staff and injured service personnel sponsored by the charity, and viewed pieces of artwork that were included in the ‘Art in the Aftermath’ exhibition. 🎨 The exhibition was on display in 2018 and featured painting, poetry, film, and sculpture by injured service personnel recovering through the creative process from the trauma of war. . 📸 PA / Clarence House
Later on, Charles, 71, took a tour of the factory floor and the cutting room while meeting with injured service personnel sponsored by the company’s charity Style for Soldiers.
“I just wanted to come really to thank you, more than anything, for the wonderful things you do, apart from making fantastic shirts and boxer shorts and everything else,” he said during his visit.
Adding, “But everything you do for our armed forces and all those who had the horror of being wounded in one way or another, it is a wonderful thing you do.”