Charles wears damaged suit 'seven times in a month'

Prince Charles has reportedly been photographed seven times in the past month wearing the same patched-up grey suit.

His spokesman said it was a "temporary" fix and that the Prince could not spare the suit for a proper repair because “he uses [it] all the time for public engagements,” the Telegraph reports.

Prince Charles at the Whitstable Oyster Festival in Kent (L), Audi International Polo in Surrey (C) and St Mary's Hospital in London Credit: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/Yui Mok/PA Wire

The patch was first noticed when the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall visited the set of Doctor Who on 3 July, but he has since been seen wearing the damaged suit on six other occasions.

A patch on the Prince of Wales's suit Credit: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire