Prince Charles swaps glasses for monocle
Britain’s Prince Charles has reportedly swapped his reading glasses for a monocle.
The 66-year-old royal is said to be conscious of being seen wearing his spectacles – which he was first spotted in at a British Asian dinner at St. James’ Palace four years ago – and has therefore decided to opt for a less obvious style of vision aid.
The heir to the throne – who has sons Harry, 30, and William, 32, from his marriage to the late Princess Diana – unveiled his new tortoiseshell-rimmed eyepiece to his friends and family during a recent royal gathering at the Sandringham Estate during the festive season.
However, the Prince of Wales’ latest accessory was not greeted with many compliments, with one guest reportedly joking that he looks like ventriloquist Ray Allen’s dummy Lord Charles.
According to the Daily Mail, they said: “You look like someone should have their hand up your jacket.”
A spokesperson for the royal family has refused to deny nor confirm whether news about the Prince’s new eyewear is true.
A Clarence House spokesman said: “We couldn’t comment on such matters.”