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Prince Charles strikes a pose with model David Gandy

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Prince Charles hosted a dinner for fashion industry figures on Thursday evening, and he was dressed to impress. The royal was decked out in a traditional Scottish kilt, complete with a sporran and teamed with a green velvet jacket, to welcome guests including David Gandy to the event, which was held at Dumfries House in Ayrshire, Scotland.

Clearly a great deal of thought had gone into Charles' choice of attire. The dinner was held to celebrate the start of an inaugural conference staged by the Campaign for Wool – and his kilt ticked all the right boxes, especially given the location of gathering.

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Prince Charles poses with British model David Gandy at Dunfries House

Other guests at the dinner included acclaimed designer Sir Paul Smith and Marks & Spencer boss Steve Rowe – both of whom were due to speak at the wool conference at Dumfries House on Friday.

M&S are supporting the event, and model David – face of the high street retailer – happily struck a pose with the Prince, who is known as the Duke of Rothesay in Scotland.

Charles, 67, launched the Campaign for Wool in January 2010 in response to learning of the low prices British farmers were receiving for their wool.

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The Prince was hosting a dinner ahead of the inaugural Wool Conference

Friday's conference will see shepherds, growers, farmers, fashion and interior designers, traders, manufacturers, retailers, environmentalists and politicians debate and analyse the issues facing the wool industry both now and in the future.

It will include speeches by the Prince, M&S boss Steve Rowe, Paul Smith and Nicholas Coleridge CBE, the president of Conde Nast International.

The gathering will then culminate in the signing of the world's first Wool Declaration by the four major wool producing countries. The Dumfries House Wool declaration will ensure a commitment to uphold the highest environmental, animal welfare, commercial and industrial standards throughout the wool trade.

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