His Royal Highness was at the headquarters of luxury socks and knitwear manufacturer Corgi Hosiery in Carmarthenshire, Wales, where he was given a tour of their new facilities. Duringthe visit, HRH The Prince of Wales was presented with a miniature range of socks for his grandson Prince George by Combat Stress’ Director of Fundraising and Communications, Tim Brawn.
As part of his visit to the factory His Royal Highness was introduced to Mr Brawn from Combat Stress, who had been invited by Corgi to receive a cheque for £5,000, money generated for Combat Stress through sales of Corgi’s exclusive Regimental Collection socks.
The Regimental Collection was produced in close association with His Royal Highness and includes nine designs, each one depicting the unique stripe and colours of the regiments or battalions of which he is Colonel or Colonel-in-Chief.
It is endorsed by the Ministry of Defence and a proportion of all sales is donated to Combat Stress, of which His Royal Highness is Patron.
Mr Brawn said: “It was a brilliant decision by Corgi to design the Regimental Collection of socks. Combat Stress has been fortunate to have His Royal Highness as our Patron since 2003 so we were delighted to be chosen by Corgi to be the beneficiary of the Collection.
“The socks look great and have, quite rightly, been very popular with the British public. The £5,000 raised for Combat Stress through sales of the Regimental Collection will help us to continue delivering essential mental health treatment to thousands of Veterans across the UK.”