Prince Charles showed off a different side to his royal life as he proudly wore a moth-eaten gardening jacket and discussed his future grandchild on a special episode of Countryfile last night.
The prince had agreed to guest-edit the weekly rural affairs programme as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations, but away from the greenery it was Charles' jacket that caught the eye of presenters Matt Baker and Julia Bradbury.
The royal had attempted to disguise the holes in his worn-out coat by patching them up with an array of materials with the prince joking on the show: "I got somebody to patch it up with leather and now I can hardly move."
As well as discussing fashion, Prince Charles also showed off his expertise in the traditional craft of hedge-laying on his Highgrove Estate.
Prince Charles guest-edited Countryfile last night (WENN)
He talked knowledgeably about his passion for the art, in which the plant stems are cut and bent over to form a thick hedgerow, saying "I love it. It’s terrific exercise and at the same time it’s a sort of hobby or interest to see if you can get better at doing it. When you first lay a hedge, if you do it well, it looks so marvelous and then the fun is to see three or four years later, it looks like a hedge that’s always been there."
During the show the soon to be grandfather talked about the importance of protecting the world for future generations, "particularly grandchildren."
Asked whether the prospect of becoming a grandparent when his daughter-in-law Kate Middleton welcomes her baby in July made him feel old, the prince replied: "Of course it does to a certain degree because you can’t believe that suddenly that is beginning to happen in your life.
"It’s a lovely thought and I’ve looked forward enormously to – that relationship with a grandchild."
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