Pajamas and laces, toilet seat, toothpaste… The crazy manias of King Charles III

King Charles III has very specific demands, according to an article from the New York Post published on Tuesday, September 13. The latter cites testimonials from former members of his staff who portray a very demanding man.

King Charles III was even nicknamed the “pampered prince” by his staff at Clarence House, where he lived with his wife Queen Camilla from 2003 until he recently took the throne.

A man for whom we must “do everything”

The ex-butler of Elizabeth II then Diana, Paul Burrell, gave himself in 2015 in front of the cameras of a documentary produced by Amazon, Serving The Royals: Inside The Firm (In the service of the royal family: behind the scenes of the Firm). He sums up his description of Prince Charles thus, “we do everything to him”.

His pajamas must be washed and ironed every morning, his laces are also ironed before he puts on his shoes. Toothpaste too, is crucial for King Charles III. “He asks his servants to spread two centimeters of toothpaste on his toothbrush”says Paul Burrell.

He adds that the bathtub should be half full and at a barely lukewarm temperature, the plug should be placed in a certain position.

Hygiene conscious

King Charles III would be very picky on the health side. Her ” House ” must therefore carry the seat of his toilet and his toilet paper, brand Kleenex Velvet, during each of his trips.

In his book The Palace Papers, journalist and biographer Tina Brown also tells that people who invite the king to their second home for a holiday or the weekend should expect their host to arrive after a procession bringing his “furniture, his bed and photos”.


Always in the documentary Serving The Royalsa former member of the royal family, Graham Newbould, indicates what King Charles eats for breakfast. “It has a very healthy formula: homemade bread, a bowl of fresh fruit, squeezed fruit juices”. Wherever he goes to visit in the world, his breakfast box follows him, in which there are “six different types of honey, a special type of muesli, its dried fruits”.

In his book, Charles, King of England (L’Archipel editions), the journalist Michel Faure indicates that the king eats eggs, but they must be organic and cooked for only three minutes. “To be sure of the satisfaction of the prince, very manic, his cooks prepare him half a dozen, thus reserving the possibility of choice”specifies the journalist in an interview with Vanity Fair.

In addition to breakfast, King Charles has other culinary requirements, especially concerning the cooking of certain dishes.

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