Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – September 2023 marks one year since the death of Queen Elizabeth II, who was the longest-serving British monarch in history. This means that it has been a year since his eldest son, Charles, was on the throne.
Charles only became king at the age of 73.
Born and raised in a royal environment, apparently Charles is known as a spoiled figure. Understandably, all his life he has always been served by servants. In fact, he was so spoiled that Charles had a nickname the “pampered prince” of his staff at Clarence House, where he has lived with his wife, Empress Camilla, since 2003.
According to insider reports at Clarence House, the former Prince of Wales has many expensive requests that are often troublesome. This was revealed in a documentary entitled Serving the Royals: Inside the Firm which airs on Amazon Prime.
King Charles’ strange habits
Paul Burrell, who once worked as a personal valet for Charles’ late wife, Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth II, revealed that King Charles had a number of strange habits.
“The pajamas are ironed every morning, the shoelaces are ironed, the water cover in the bathtub must be in a certain position, and the water temperature must only be lukewarm, in a bathtub that is only half full,” Burrell said.
The king, who has two biological children, even asked his servant to put an inch of toothpaste on his toothbrush every morning.
Regarding food, Charles also had special requests. She also reportedly takes her luxury ‘breakfast box’ with her wherever she goes, according to chef Graham Newbould, a former member of the royal staff.
When he’s not at home, Charles also has troublesome travel requirements since he was still a prince, such as always bringing his own toilet seat and a certain brand of toilet paper when traveling.
Journalist Tina Brown, who was good friends with Princess Diana, revealed other facts about King Charles in her book The Palace Papers.
He detailed how the new King allegedly sent a van filled with his personal effects to a friend’s country house, where he was to stay. Inside the van there was an orthopedic bed, some furniture, a toilet seat and a certain brand of toilet paper.
In the book ‘Rebel Prince: The Power, Passion and Defiance of Prince Charles’, author Tom Bower reveals that Charles could change clothes up to five times a day with the help of his servants.
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