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The Duke of Rothesay attends the Dumfries House Wool Conference

9th September 2016

Today, The Prince of Wales attended the inaugural Dumfries House Wool Conference, which was hosted by The Campaign for Wool, and supported by Marks and Spencer. The conference was the largest, and most prestigious, international gathering of wool experts ever held in the United Kingdom. 

Key industry leaders discussed the future of the wool industry, key objectives to achieve in the years to come, how the business can be supported by the four main funding nations of The Campaign for Wool and the challenges the fashion and interior sectors face.

A surprise guest also showcased the versatility of wool while wearing it during a gymnastic routine. Max Whitlock, Double Olympic Champion, wowed delegates with his routine, performed in a Paul Smith woollen suit.

The Prince of Wales, also known as The Duke of Rothesay when in Scotland, closed the gathering as Patron of the campaign, announcing his continued support in this role for the next five years.

You can read The Prince's speech, in full, here: https://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/media/speeches/speech-hrh-the-prince-of-wales-the-dumfries-house-wool-conference