The Prince of Wales was awarded the publisher's Lifetime Achievement Award for his services to Philanthropy at the GQ Men of the Year awards on Wednesday.
And in light of his victory, Charles appears on the cover of the glossy October issue of the magazine where he discusses his life's accomplishments.
The 69-year-old man wears a black tie while being photographed in the gardens of his Clarence House home, which he shares with Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.
In the new interview, the royal ecologist admits that his innovative thinking regarding the planet has not always been well received.
Speaking to the magazine, Charles said: "You are accused of being controversial just because you try to draw attention to things that are not necessarily part of the conventional point of view.
Prince Charles appears on the cover of the October issue of GQ after being awarded the Publisher's Lifetime Achievement Award for his services to Philanthropy at the GQ Men of the Year awards.
"That is not always bad, but it is strange because I have always believed that living on a finite planet means that we must recognize that this imposes certain limitations and limits on our human ambition to maintain the viability of the planet.
"That's why it matters so much that the way we operate must be in tune with the way nature and the universe work and not the way we think it should work, which is what we've been doing.
"As a result, we've been overexploited to a degree that I would not believe possible and that's why I've talked about these things."
It's no secret that Grandpa's three is a traditionalist and he revealed to Dylan Jones of GQ that he has no interest in space-age technology.
He continued: "What is hardest for me now is to face this extraordinary tendency that we must somehow become a human, partly machine part, to which I totally and absolutely oppose.
The Prince of Wales is photographed in the gardens of his London home in Clarence House for the magazine interview
"It's crazy to go so far because I think, ironically, the more AI and robotics want to introduce, the more people will rediscover the importance of traditional crafts, the directly human things that are created by humans and not by machines."
During his acceptance speech during the GQ Men of the Year awards last night, Charles joked that it was a "stop watch" when it came to fashion, something that had previously gotten him in trouble.
One day; having traveled to the old BBC Television Center in White City; in West London, to open the last outpost of Nick Jones' Soho House empire, he freed himself from his guards and jumped into an elevator with Jones as he made his way to one of the bars on the upper floors.
Prince Charles delighted the audience by mocking himself in his speech at the GQ Men of the Year Awards on Wednesday evening
The real thanked jokingly the editor of GQ, Dylan Jones, who interviewed him for the magazine, for giving him an advance of my obituary & # 39; to honor him with a reward for his career.
Jones pointed out that he was giving him a special waiver today, since no one would normally be allowed to enter one of his clubs with a tie. "I'll take note," said the Prince, "I should go back."
When it comes to style, the prince tends to keep what he knows with what he recently revealed that he still wears the same shoes he bought in 1971.
His attitude towards lasting fashion is something that applies to all aspects of life, as he told Dylan Jones.
The prince thinks that we have to get rid of "this disposable society" and present something that "offers enormous opportunities for people who want to establish small businesses". [that] do, repair and maintain & # 39;
He recently discovered a second-hand market in Malmo, in Sweden, which for him was a great revelation as the first farmers markets he discovered years ago in Japan.
Prince Charles on stage giving a speech at the GQ Awards at the Tate Modern in London after being awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for his philanthropic work
Since then, Charles has invited the Swedish minister to Dumfries House, the Palladian lodge in Ayrshire which he has used to help the economic regeneration of the area, to see if they can collaborate on one there.
Charles is the patron or president of more than 400 charities and has founded more than a dozen of them during his 50 years as a royal member of royalty, including The Prince & # 39; s Trust Group, The Prince & # 39; s Foundation and The Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation.
Their charities focus on areas such as creating opportunities for disadvantaged youth, the environment and religious tolerance and raising £ 150 million a year.
Wednesday was the twenty-first year of the GQ Men & # 39; s Year Awards, honoring the men and women who have shaped the cultural landscape over the past 12 months.
See the full feature in the October edition of GQ, available in digital downloads and newsstands on Friday, September 7