King Charles III's style has evolved over the years, reflecting the changing times and his personal tastes. We take a closer look at some of the most memorable style moments from his youth to the present day.
In the 1960s and 70s, as a young prince, King Charles III was often seen in classic suits and tailored overcoats. He favoured a more formal style, with a focus on traditional British fabrics like tweed and herringbone; his wardrobe was a reflection of the traditional values of the British monarchy.
HRH The Prince of Wales taken at Buckingham Palace, London, 1972.
As he entered his thirties and forties, King Charles III began to experiment with more casual looks. He incorporated corduroy trousers and tweed jackets into his wardrobe, showcasing his love for traditional British style. His formal wear also evolved, with brighter colours like deep green and rich burgundy adding a touch of personality to his outfits.
HRH The Prince of Wales, 1984.
Today, King Charles III's style is a true testament to his love for tradition and attention to detail. He still favours bespoke suits made from the finest British fabrics, with a focus on tailoring and subtle use of accessories. His love for classic finishes, such as pocket squares and cufflinks has remained unchanged over the years.
Official portrait of HRH The Prince of Wales in New Zealand, 2019.
One of the most memorable style moments in recent years was the outfit he wore to Prince Harry's wedding. King Charles III chose a morning suit made by British tailor Anderson & Sheppard, featuring a subtle Prince of Wales check.
The suit was originally bought in 1984, and as King Charles is an advocate of utilising a waste-free wardrobe, he chose not to order a new suit for the wedding. When asked about this by British Vogue he commented "...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."
King Charles III also regularly wares his morning suits, when attending Ascot. In 2019 he wore a light grey morning suit with a subtle blue check, accessorized with a top hat and a coordinating blue tie. His outfit was a true testament to his love for tradition and classic British style, while still showcasing his personal taste and attention to detail.
King Charles III's style has evolved over the years, reflecting the changing times and his personal tastes. From his youth to the present day, his wardrobe has been a true inspiration for anyone who values classic elegance and sophistication. His attention to detail and love for tradition have remained unchanged, making him a true icon of British style.