The heir to the throne met up with creative director Christopher Bailey and chief executive officer Angela Ahrendts, who were on hand to give the Prince a royal tour of the 160,000 square foot building. It’s a good job Burberry‘s infamous checkered lifts were on hand, otherwise there may have been a slight problem.
As well as a tour of the building, Charles had a look through the fashion house’s 153 year old archives and met up with the 850 strong workforce.
HRH told the workers â€œI fear I’ve caused complete and utter confusion. I’ve probably ruined your production targets for the day , I seem to spend my life doing that! reported WWD.
Regardless of Charles’ interruption on the production line, Christopher Bailey was still on hand to present a gabardine walking jacket and an iconic trademark cheque cashmere scarf to the Royal.
Considering Burberry made the FTSE 100 in September and is estimated to be worth £2 billion, we’re sure Bailey and co didn’t find it too hard to part with a few freebies. Well, that’s what we will be telling ourselves when we march round to Burberry HQ to claim ours.