He may have been born with a silver spoon but Prince Charles won't be throwing it away anytime soon. Speaking to Kirsty Allsopp, the future king revealed a passion for crafting as he hates throwing anything away, including old Victorian toilets.
As a self-confessed member of the make-do-and-mend generation, Charles insists he is constantly looking for ways to recycle old furniture and soft furnishings as wastage drives him mad.
No doubt his mother, the Queen - who is famous for her thriftiness - would approve, as would his daughter-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge, who is regularly spotted recycling her outfits.
But while Charles may be a fan of the current upcycling and crafting craze, don't expect him to be fashioning some Jubilee bunting out of old flags anytime soon - visionary Charles leaves the needle and threadwork to his staff!
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By Natalie Wain
Acting communities editor