Prince Charles has exquisite taste – also when it comes to his royal everyday life. It’s peppered with plenty of special requests.
It is no secret that aristocrats do not have to organize their own household – after all, that’s what you have staff for. But when Prince Charles of all people hardly lifts a finger in everyday life, it is astonishing. After all, the Queen’s eldest son is notorious for his love of the shirt-sleeved country life. Former butler Paul Burrell revealed that the 71-year-old has a long list of extra wishes. As is well known, Charles is not even king, but only heir to the throne. But friendly nodding servants and clothes that are always ready caress the soul.
Prince Charles: The many duties of his employees
The Prince of Wales starts his day with a bath, says Burrell – but the tub is only half full and the water is lukewarm! The plug should sit in a certain position so that no royal body part becomes uncomfortable. The towel lying ready is draped using a special folding technique. So “His Royal Highness” can simply sit down to dry and save his strength. Dress up? Of course, this is only possible with the help of the valet. They have already laid out Charles’ clothes and even arranged the right and left socks separately. They are of course also helpful with evening undressing. The prince only laces his polished leather shoes alone. The laces, however, have to be ironed beforehand, as well as the princess pajamas for the night.
Duchess Camilla has her laundry washed exclusively by hand
Wife Camilla also obviously likes to be pampered. Like Charles’ laundry, hers is also cleaned entirely by hand – not his own, of course. Does she also call for help when something falls down? As Burrell reveals, her husband rings for the butler in such cases, even if he wants to throw something away and is sitting right next to the trash. Now one may wonder whether the heir to the throne is really unable to get rid of his garbage himself. On the other hand, there is a great outcry when the British royals do too much of a good thing. It was a minor scandal when Duchess Meghan dared to open her car door herself some time ago. How you do it, you do it the wrong way.