Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, often undertake royal excursions across the globe. They are sometimes called upon to represent the UK’s longest-serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, to boost the profile of the monarchy and diplomatic relations. As part of his role, Prince William and Prince Harry’s father, 70, set up a foundation called the Prince’s Trust. It was through this he forged a friendship with now celebrity shoe designer go-to, Jimmy Choo.
During a banquet for the Federation of Malaysia their unexpected bond was revealed.
Royal biographer Robert Hardman documented their professional relationship in his new book, Queen of the World.
Detailing the feelings of Malaysian-born Jimmy, he wrote: “He has never forgotten that he was only able to start his shoe empire thanks to a £40 a week grant from the Prince’s Trust.
“No wonder he remains eternally grateful to the Prince, whom he refers to as his ‘god brother’.”
Robert then documented the Malaysia celebration event, where the bind came to light.
Royal Travel: Prince Charles' unexpected friendship with Jimmy Choo has been