The King has given a nod to his father’s royal ancestors with a rather unusual style pick.
His Majesty was spotted in a tie covered in the Greek flag as he gave a keynote speech at the COP28 summit in Dubai.
He was addressing world leaders in one of the biggest speeches of his reign so far.
King Charles is, of course, descended from the Greek royal family on his father’s side. His great grandfathers include King George I of Greece, who reigned from 1863 until 1913.
However, some commentators questioned whether there was a political motivation behind it. The UK and Greece have recently been involved in a fresh debate about the Elgin Marbles which were taken from Athens in the 19th century. They were part of the Parthenon until their removal. Some of the same sculpture remains at the Parthenon.
The Greek prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, said having some of the art in London and some in Athens was like splitting the Mona Lisa. Greece has long demanded the return of the Marbles.
However, UK Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, cancelled a meeting with Mr Mitsotakis.
The King and the Prime Minister met at the opening session of COP28 but there was no discussion of the tie.
During his speech, The King said ‘’The Earth does not belong to us, we belong to the Earth.”
And he urged everyone present to work together to find solutions for climate issues, saying ”change will come by working together and making it easier to embrace decisions that will sustain our world, rather than carrying on as though there are no limits – or as though our actions have no consequences.”