UPDATE: Prince Charles visits Burberry!

29 October 2009


Grazia Daily had so much fun hanging out at the Burberry offices during London Fashion Week, that we really can’t blame Prince Charles for copying us. The heir to the throne is set to visit the luxury label’s glossy global HQ this week, to officially open the ridiculously glamorous building. Burberry has had a close relationship with the Prince of Wales since Charlie boy gave the house his royal warrant in 1990. Naturally, Creative Director Christopher Bailey and chief executive officer Angela Ahrendts will be giving Charles a tour of the building (including the nosebleed inducing nine-storey atrium, checky lifts and fumed oak furniture designed by Bailey himself), viewing the company archives (during our time there, we caught glimpses of some of the images from Burberry’s 153 year history, and they are a fashion fanatics dream come true), and meeting the label’s fabulously turned out 850-strong workforce. We love to see the fashion industry getting a bit of royal respect, and Burberry is a global success that Brits everywhere can be hugely proud of.

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Now we’re just wondering: will Christopher Bailey also be offering the Prince of Wales personalised cupcakes, hmm?

UPDATE! As you can see, HRH had a blast at the Burberry HQ. Charles didn't get any personalised cupcakes, but he was presented with a gabardine walking jacket made at the Burberry outerwear factory in Castleford, North Yorkshire and an iconic trademark check cashmere scarf made in Elgin, Scotland. We think it won’t be long before the Burberry plaid replaces that black and white dogtooth as the new ‘Prince of Wales check’…




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