THE Prince showed off a coat patched up with so many different pieces of leather he confided he could “hardly move” during his appearance as a guest editor on Countryfile.

When it comes to fashion, the Royal family already has something of a reputation for thriftiness, famously recycling their clothes over the decades in respect for the public purse.  So it should be of no surprise that, when faced with a few rips and tears in his well-worn jacket, the Prince of Wales will simply make do and mend.  The Prince, who appeared as a guest editor on Countyfile on Sunday night, has shown off one coat patched up with so many different pieces of leather he confided he could “hardly move”.

The jacket, donned while he built hedges on his estate, is now made up of an array of green and brown shades, with rough holes and hanging threads. Its modest appearance led presenter Matt Baker to comment the shabby coat “looks like it’s seen a bit of wear”.                                          –TG