Stella McCartney gives Prince Charles and Leonardo DiCaprio tour of her eco-fashion at COP26

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Prince Charles with fashion designer Stella McCartney (r) and actor Leonardo DiCaprio at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow  (REUTERS)
Prince Charles with fashion designer Stella McCartney (r) and actor Leonardo DiCaprio at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow (REUTERS)

Prince Charles and Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio were given a guided tour of Stella McCartney’s eco-fashion by the designer herself in Glasgow on Wednesday.

The Oscar winner chatted with the Prince after McCartney showed them her innovative sustainable garments and accessories dubbed the “Future of Fashion”.

DiCaprio’s appearance at COP26 caused excitement around the UN climate conference in the city when rumours surfaced on Tuesday he was attending, and the actor was finally spotted.

He is a climate change campaigner, working on a number of documentaries about animal poaching and the environment, and was appointed a United Nations representative on climate change in 2014.

In the Kelvingrove Art Gallery a masked DiCaprio looked at McCartney’s luxury handbags made from vegan, lab-grown mushroom leather and futuristic vegan football boots she created in collaboration with Manchester United star Paul Pogba and Adidas.

DiCaprio  swiftly took off his face mask as he met the Prince (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
DiCaprio swiftly took off his face mask as he met the Prince (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

He left the main hall where the exhibition was staged before Charles arrived. After the prince viewed the items he was introduced to the film star in a quiet area of the gallery, and the celebrity quickly pulled off his face mask as he greeted the royal.

The actor was a guest of McCartney’s and the trio spoke together for around 10 minutes before Charles left and the designer joined a live discussion with industry experts about stopping the use of animal leather and fur.

Before taking her seat on stage the designer said Charles found her exhibition “enlightening and inspiring”.

She added: “I want to highlight my industry and call it out, we’re one of the most harmful industries in the world to the environment and what I’m doing here is trying to provide sustainable solutions and technologies and a better way of doing things.”

Commenting on DiCaprio’s reaction she added: “He’s just like ‘I can’t believe you’re the only person in fashion doing this’ and I think he’s a bit gobsmacked I don’t have more colleagues joining forces with me.”

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