You don’t have to draw up a household budget, deposit money into a savings account or wait patiently for the half-price sales. If you’re shopping and you see an item you like, you can buy it – simple as that. Sometimes, however, people steal things they could easily afford.
Despite having a net worth of millions, famous figures have been caught shoplifting in recent years. Their crimes inevitably make headlines all over the world, rendering them all the more embarrassing. The culprits’ response is usually to come up with some hare-brained and unlikely excuse.
It doesn’t seem to matter whether the goods these people swipe are really worth anything – they range from a $1 lighter to Jewellery valued at $2,500. Like many celebrity thieves, it seems to be the novelty, the rebellion and the adrenaline rush that attracts them.
Prince Charles however have no reason or background why he would shoplift a winter coat because he often get many as gifts from various parties. Its more unlikely too because no one at his age usually get caught shoplifting.
Prince set off alarms when walking out of Harod wearing a coat he hadn’t paid for, and was asked to go back to the paying counter. The coat prince "forgot to pay" was worth 1200 sterling pounds, which is one of the most expensive coats in the store. Usually when someone is caught shoplifting it involves the police and rehab thereafter. However, this incident did not involve any law enforcement authority for obvious reasons.
Both Harod management and prince's security ensured nothing leaks out to the media. However, Harod staffer has informed Hello, the tabloid of the incident took place with billing records. Apparently prince has said that he "forgot to pay the bill because he was already late for a wedding ceremony he had to attend".