Prince Charles orders 350 holdalls as Christmas gifts

Britain’s Prince Charles has ordered 350 overnight bags for Christmas presents.
The 66-year-old royal asked bag-makers Owen Barry to create over 300 holdalls which will be given out as His Royal Highness’ official Christmas gift this year.
Every yuletide, a specially assembled team scour the United Kingdom to find the perfect gift from a British based artisan for his nearest and dearest.
Cindi Barnstable, managing director of the bag brand – which is based in Street, Somerset – told the Central Somerset Gazette: “It was a great honour and I was thrilled that Owen Barry had succeeded in beating many of the UK’s finest artisans and manufacturers to the top spot.
“I am however, a little nervous, admitting that I have been invited to a Christmas reception at Highgrove later this month at which point I will have the opportunity to hear personally, first hand, whether Prince Charles is indeed happy with his purchases.”
The bespoke purchases are made from a check wool fabric which is trimmed with a dark brown leather. Each bag costs £400 to make but will only be available to the lucky recipients of Prince Charles’ gift list.