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Prince Charles, long admired for his natty wardrobe, opens up to British Vogue in a new interview about his mantra of “Buy once, buy well.” He hates to throw anything away, would rather get something repaired than replaced, and even wore a 36-year-old morning coat to son Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle in 2018.

Where does the Prince of Wales’ sense of style come from, editor-in-chief Edward Enninful asked him as the two chatted by Zoom link between Charles’ Dumfries House in Scotland and Enninful’s office at Vogue House in London.

“I thought I was like a stopped clock – I’m right twice every 24 hours,” Charles joked. “I’m very glad you think (the way I dress) has style. I mind about detail and color and things like that – and color combinations. I’m lucky because I can find marvelous people who are brilliant makers of the things that I appreciate, and because of that, I try to keep them going for longer.”

The interview features a picture of the prince standing in the lush gardens of his country home, Highgrove House in Gloucestershire, wearing a 30-year-old linen jacket made for him by Anderson & Sheppard, the venerable Saville Row bespoke tailor. 

Prince Charles flanked by Meghan Markle’s mother Doria Ragland, and his wife, Duchess Camilla of Cornwall, after the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, on May 19, 2018. (Photo: JANE BARLOW, AFP/Getty Images)

Besides his style, Charles is famous for his disdain for waste, especially food waste, for his commitment to conservation and organic food production and for his prodigious charity work.

Thus, the interview in the magazine’s December issue, aimed at promoting his interests in sustainable fashion, including his new project The Modern Artisans, a textile training program to link Italian design students and students in Scotland to teach high-end fashion and sewing skills.

The trainees will soon launch their first mens- and womenswear collection online, called Yoox Net-a-Porter for The Prince’s Foundation, Enninful said. 

“I’m one of those people who hate throwing anything away,” Charles said. “Hence, I’d rather have them maintained, even patched if necessary, than to abandon them. The difficulty is, as you get older, you tend to change shape, and it’s not so easy to fit into the clothes.”

But he still managed squeeze into a 1984 Anderson & Sheppard morning coat for Harry and Meghan’s wedding. 

“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,” the 71-year-old prince said. “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.”

Charles suggested his childhood summers