King Charles’ lavish daily demands from his staff revealed: ‘Everything is done for him’

He was reportedly nicknamed the “pampered prince” because of his eccentric requests prior to being named Britain’s newest monarch.

And after a video of King Charles III appearing to ask for an object to be moved from his desk, it appears his grand demands will most likely continue during his reign as king.

Charles III was born November 14, 1948 and was the first child of then Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip. When his grandfather died in 1952 and his mother ascended to the role of Queen, he became the heir apparent.

In 1955, Buckingham Palace announced Charles would attend school rather than receive his education from a private tutor. Despite his family name, Charles did not receive preferential treatment while attending school. He had to work just as hard as everyone else.

After his A-levels, Charles went on to university, again breaking with tradition, where he became the first British heir apparent to earn a university degree.

He later went on to serve in the Royal Air Force and was crowned the Prince of Wales in July 1969.

He’s carried out his official duties as Prince of Wales ever since, and when his mother Queen Elizabeth died he ascended the British throne.

In 2008 he was described as the “hardest-working member of the royal family,” though his sister Princess Anne is also incredibly hardworking, so it’s no surprise that with such a full schedule he likes to maximize every second of the day, even if that means he comes off as spoiled.

Details about Charles’ extravagant requests were first made public in 2015 after a documentary called Serving the Royals: Inside the Firm streamed on Amazon Prime.

Paul Burrell, a former butler for Queen Elizabeth and Princess Diana, shared some of the then prince’s unusual requests.

Clean look

“His pajamas 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,” he said. And the bath tub was “only half full.”

Charles “has his valets squeeze one inch of toothpaste onto his toothbrush every morning,” he added.

Very specific about his food

When it comes to the newest king’s food, Charles eats healthy, and he never eats lunch.

“Prince Charles has a healthier option. He’d have homemade bread, a bowl of fresh fruit, fresh fruit juices,” chef Graham Newbould, a former member of the royal staff, said.

“Wherever the Prince goes in the world, the breakfast box goes with him. He has six different types of honey, some special mueslis, his dried fruit and anything that’s a bit special that he is a bit fussy about.”

He is also reportedly a stickler when it comes to the temperature of his biscuits and cheese, which he enjoys after most meals, and insists upon staff keep them on a warming tray, according to MyLondon.

Since he doesn’t lunch – “The working day is pretty relentless” – his former press secretary always made sure Charles had a large breakfast. Julian Payne also made sure he had granola bars at the ready when traveling, especially since Charles was not a fan of lunch.

Rather than taking lunch, he preferred getting outside for a walk.

“The King dislikes being inside for too long and always has the windows wide open,” Payne said.

Requirements for travel

A recently released tell-all book made known some of Charles’ other outlandish requests.

Tina Brown, who was good friends with Princess Diana and spoke with 120 sources for her book, shared that Charles reportedly takes many of his personal belongings with him when he travels.

Those items include his “bed, furniture and even pictures.” It’s even been reported he travels with his own toilet seat and toilet paper, Kleenex Velvet, apparently.

Will his sometimes ludicrous demands continue now that he’s Britain’s newest monarch or will they only grow more insane by the day?

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