A New Documentary Details Exactly Why Prince Charles Is the "Pampered Prince"
A brand-new documentary is detailing exactly why the staff at Clarence House calls Prince Charles the "pampered prince." Serving the Royals: Inside the Firm, which is streaming now on Amazon Prime according to Yahoo, includes interviews with Princess Diana's former butler, Paul Burrell, who spilled on some of the more peculiar requests coming from Charles.
"His pyjamas are pressed every morning, his shoelaces are pressed flat with an iron, the bath plug has to be in a certain position, and the water temperature has to be just tepid," Burrell explained. Charles also "has his valets squeeze one inch of toothpaste onto his toothbrush every morning."
That's not the craziest thing, either. Burell notes that the most menial tasks were given to him, including fetching things that are just a few inches from arm's reach.
"On one occasion, he rang me from his library and he said, 'Oh Paul, a letter from the Queen seems to have fallen into my wastepaper bin. Would you pick it out?'" Burrell adds.
Charles may not sit on the throne yet, but he is being treated like a king, especially if a second source is to be believed. While the documentary mentions a few things, Tom Bowers's book, Rebel Prince, The Power, Passion and Defiance Of Prince Charles, confirms that the heir to the throne has some outrageous requests.
Though a series of 120 personal interviews, Bowers explains that Charles not only changes his outfits five times a day, but he sends his own food ahead of his arrival at dinner parties, only uses his own toilet seats, and only sleeps on special royal sheets that are pressed and wrinkle-free — a process that can take over an hour per bed.