The English football legend was quick to tease the Duke of Sussex after a high-profile fashion critic claimed that Gary Lineker dresses better than Prince Harry
The piece, published by The Telegraph, featured insight from men’s style expert Derek Guy who listed the best and worst looks of the summer from famous faces, with the Duke of Sussex falling into the latter category unfortunately. Guy did not hold back in his brutal assessment of the way Prince Harry chooses to present himself.
“From what I can tell, when he has to go to events and wear military garb, those clothes are beautiful,” the outspoken American claimed. “They’re perfectly tailored – I believe made by Gieves & Hawkes. But when he’s in these other situations, the clothes look like basic ready-to-wear garments.
“It’s odd for someone who has all of London’s bespoke tailors – and clearly money is no object – but it seems to me he dresses in a way that suggests he doesn’t like going to sittings because he doesn’t want to be part of [that world].”
However, the reason why this story came to the attention of Lineker was because of the headline, which read: “Why Prince Harry’s style is ‘odd’ and Gary Lineker looks ‘fantastic'”. In the same piece, Guy waxes lyrical over the way the former England international looks, though admitted he was unfamiliar with Lineker and his work.
“I don’t know who this is, but he looks fantastic,” Guy wrote, referring to the ex-Barcelona striker. “The brown Chelseas are a nice touch – a nice personal stylistic touch, a good colour for the suit, tasteful tie. It’s a beautiful outfit. His glasses frames also really suit his face.”
Lineker was not going to waste the chance to share this story with his millions of followers on X, formerly Twitter. He posted a link to the piece, alongside his own light-hearted caption teasing the royal: “You’ve either got or you haven’t got,” followed by two laughing emojis.
Often guilty of causing a stir on social media, Lineker was on the receiving end of some lighthearted backlash from Scotland fans on Tuesday night following England’s 3-1 victory over Steve Clarke’s side at Hampden Park.
After the Three Lions went 2-0 up inside 35 minutes, Lineker posted: “This is somewhat delightful.” As expected and perhaps even intended, the comment irked the Scots, many of whom were quick to reply.
One replied: “Stick to the politics Gary,” which presumably is in reference to Lineker’s controversial response to Suella Braverman’s migrant boats plan, which he compared to Nazi Germany and the language they used around immigrants. Another user wrote: “BOOOOOOOO Gary,” while one added: “It’s only a friendly flower.”
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