Suited and booted! Prince Charles looks dapper in a dark grey suit as he visits a local shirt-making business in Gloucester
- Prince Charles, 71, arrived at the Emma Willis LTD factory in Gloucester today
- Could be smiling and clapping as unveiled commemorative plaque to mark visit
- Was gifted a present by Emma Willis before being given a tour of the facilities
Prince Charles looked in high spirits as he paid a visit to a local shirt-making business in Gloucester today.
Charles, 71, who looked dapper in a dark grey suit, arrived at the Emma Willis LTD factory and could be seen smiling and clapping as he unveiled a commemorative plaque to mark the occasion.
During his stay, he spoke to Andy Reid, veteran and fundraiser for ‘Style for Soldier’ – a charity started by Emma to provide complimentary smart clothing for injured service men and women.
The store boasts a whole host of celebrity fans – including the likes of Gary Barlow, Daniel Craig and David Gandy.
Prince Charles, 71, looked in high spirits as he arrived for his visit at the Emma Willis LTD factory in Gloucester today
The Prince of Wales unveiled a commemorative plaque to mark his visit at the Emma Willis LTD factory, while Emma Willis watched on
Prince Charles was all smiles as he spoke to employees during his visit at the Emma Willis LTD factory
Following his arrival, Prince Charles was welcomed to Bearland House, in Bearland, by Emma Willis.
He then signed the guest book, before meeting various members of staff at the factory who were eager to meet him.
Emma Willis Ltd first set up her clothing brand in 1989, where she set to work making bespoke shirts in a South East London factory.
In 1999, she opened a shop on Jermyn Street, before opening the factory at Bearland House in 2010.
Emma Willis LTD first set up her clothing brand in 1989, where she set to work making bespoke shirts in a South East London factory. Pictured, gifting Charles a present
The Prince of Wales looked delighted as he received a present from Emma Willis and the employees during his visit
The 71-year-old could be seen admiring the work of some of the 30 members of staff who work at the factory in Gloucester
A member of staff looked only too happy to be speaking with Prince Charles as he visited the cutting room
Prince Charles engaged in conversation with Emma Willis and employees during his visit at the Emma Willis LTD factory
In 2018, Emma’s charity ‘Style for Soldier’ put on an exhibition which showcased painting, poetry, film, and sculpture by injured service personnel who are using their creativity to help recover from the traumas they endured at war.
Emma Willis Ltd also works closely with Gloucester-based companies in a bid to help vulnerable members of the public struggling with employment.
She now has over 30 employees – including two Syrian refugees – one being Nareen Hussain, a cutter, who Charles could be seen speaking to in the cutting room.
Before his departure, Charles looked delighted to be gifted a present by Emma, as employees watched on.
Emma Willis and her employees appeared to share a joke with Prince Charles as he embarked on a tour of the facilities (pictured)
The Prince of Wales looked deep in thought as she spoke with Emma Willis (R) and employees during his visit
Prince Charles engaged in conversation as he greeted Nareen Hussain, a cutter and Syrian refugee, in the cutting room
The 71-year-old looked the part in a dark grey check suit, white shirt and detailed patterned tie for the occasion
Emma Willis took Charles on a tour of the facilities during his visit to the shirt-making company
Prince Charles could be seen wrapped up warm in a camel-coloured coast as he arrived at the local business earlier today