London, Feb 23: Prince Charles, who visited the Shirtmaker Turnbull and Asser’ manufacturing plant at Gloucestershire, had a go at sewing a seam.
Kath Cope, who has been working in the company with his twin sister Bette Elton since 1960′s, showed him around and told the Daily Express that the 64-year-old royal did pretty well for his first attempt and she would give him seven out of 10.
Charles, who has been buying his shirts from the company for the past 40 years, saw all parts of the manufacturing process and was presented with a blue sea island cotton shirt that was inscribed to commemorate his visit.
The heir to the throne – regularly voted one of the UK’s best dressed men – gave one of his first royal warrants to the company in 1980.
Steven Miller, Turnbull and Asser’s managing director, said that this is a very proud day for all of us at the company and it was an honour that the Prince visited.
He asserted that it supports the tradition of shirt making in Gloucestershire and the British manufacturing industry as a whole.
Miller added that their staff are just brilliant and this visit celebrates them, some of them have been with us for 36 years. We’re all proud to work for this great company. (ANI)