Prince Charles Promotes Australian Wool Fashion in Sydney
On day six of their Australian Royal Visit, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall enjoyed a wonderful day in Sydney. "With a heavy storm in the afternoon, the water resistant properties of The Prince of Wales's new Tasmanian merino wool suit were put to the test," reported Clarence House.
Despite the weather, many hundreds of people gathered everywhere Their Royal Highnesses went with the hope of meeting them and The Prince and The Duchess met as many as they could.
According to Clarence House, 'Their Royal Highnesses travelled across Sydney Harbour by boat and landed at Garden Island, where they met military families and members of the Australian Defence Force before attending a reception at the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre."
Afterwards, The Prince, who was wearing his second new Australian merino wool suit of the Royal Visit, attended a reception at the Museum of Contemporary Arts for supporters of the Campaign for Wool. Called Farm to Fashion, the exhibits showed how the natural material is transformed into the latest designer fabrics and clothing.
During the reception at the MCA HRH The Prince of Wales was shown a collection of designs by some of Australia's most prominent designers all of whom are supporters of the Campaign for Wool. Camilla and Marc, Akira Isogawa, Dion Lee, Josh Goot and Ellery were all given the opportunity to showcase their wool designs.
The Prince of Wales launched the Campaign for Wool in January 2010 as an initiative to expand the market for British and Commonwealth wool and promote awareness of its environmental benefits.
See below for a video of Prince Charles promoting Australian wool fashion in trips to Tasmania and Sydney