Prince Charles travels with his own orthopaedic bed and toilet seat, according to a new biography revealing details of his pampered life.
During royal trips, he allegedly loads up his must-have possessions, including his own bed linen, rolls of Kleenex Premium Comfort lavatory paper, Laphroaig whisky, bottled water and two landscape paintings of the Scottish Highlands.
His entourage is said to be made up of 124 staff including two personal valets, a chef, private secretary, typist and bodyguards.
The book, Rebel Prince: The Power, Passion and Defiance of Prince Charles by investigative journalist Tom Bower, is being serialised in the Daily Mail and claims the 69-year-old heir to the throne makes five outfit changes a day.
The author also lifts the lid on the Prince’s domestic life and says his wife Camilla heard Charles shriek in the kitchen when he went to see what was for dinner.
Image:The Royal takes Laphroaig whisky on his travels and visited a distillery back in 1994
When, fearing the worst, she dashed in, her husband asked: “What’s this?”
She is said to have replied: “It’s clingfilm, darling.”
The book also says that a weekend with the Prince at his Sandringham home can be a “decidedly odd experience”.
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A group of journalists and writers who were invited five years ago were each assigned a servant.
After dinner on Fridays was listed as cinema night and the chosen film was Robert Altman’s Gosford Park which depicts an upper class lifestyle not dissimilar to the Prince’s.