While sartorial success is most often associated with his granddaughter-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge, it seems that Prince Philip is not far behind. The Duke of Edinburgh was voted 26th in GQ’s compilation of the best dressed men for the coming year – and he is the only royal to make the list.
Although the Duke’s oldest son, Prince Charles, featured on the list in eighth position last year, he did not make the cut this year.
Always immaculately dressed in clothes tailored from Savile Row, it was only a matter of time before the Queen’s husband was recognised as one of Britain’s best dressed men. GQ Magazine commented that Prince Philip “deserves yet another medal – for his services to classic British tailoring.”
Deputy Editor, Bill Prince, added: “Top-down management still rules among the royals, evidenced by the degree to which the Duke of Edinburgh’s sons, grandsons (and who knows, great-grandson) hero-worship his time-honoured style.”
The 92-year-old joins the ranks of such celebrated Englishmen as former footballer David Beckham, who bagged the 13th position, and Sir Elton John, who ranked 19th in GQ’s list.
The first place went to Radio 1 DJ and Breakfast Show host, Nick Grimshaw, who recently became the ambassador of London Collections: Men. Avengers’ villain, Tom Hiddleston, came in at a respectable second place, and was followed by the star of BBC’s hit crime drama Sherlock, Benedict Cumberbatch. Also featured on the list, at fourth place, was Idris Elba, who played the late Nelson Mandela in the movie about his life. Rounding off the top five was Downton Abbey star, Dan Stevens.
Other famous names to make the list include actor, Jude Law (20), One Direction member, Harry Styles (11), and X Factor host, Dermot O’Leary (7).