In order to research his latest book, "The King: The Life of Charles III," royal author Christopher Andersen consulted a wide range of materials. On Nov. 8, the book, which contains many unexpected details about "one of the most eccentric sovereigns Great Britain has ever had," will be released.
Andersen claims that the royal's former valet, Michael Fawcett, was in charge of shaving his face, putting on his clothes, and squeezing toothpaste onto the royal's monogrammed toothbrush. Additionally, Fawcett is said to have set the 73-year-pajamas old's out.
Mabel Andersen, Charles' former nanny, was allegedly called out of retirement to fix his childhood teddy bear, according to Andersen.
A former valet told Andersen, as cited by Page Six on Thursday, "[She] was the only human allowed to take needle and thread to [former] Prince Charles' teddy bear." "Every time the teddy needed to be repaired, you would think it was his own child through serious surgery," said the man, who was well into his 40s.
Ken Stronach, a different former valet, was allegedly in charge of hand-washing the royal's underwear and making sure that Charles' cherished teddy animal was by his side, according to Andersen.
According to a former employee, Charles is as fussy about his morning regimen. The breakfast tray of the previous Prince of Wales had to "contain a cup and saucer to the right, with a silver spoon positioned such that it is pointed outward at a five-degree angle. Three cooled balls of butter are required. The royal toast is never served on a plate but always on a silver rack. On a separate silver tray, several jams, jellies, marmalades, and honey are offered."
For dinner, the former assistant insisted that a soft-boiled egg and a green salad were a must.
According to the source, Buckingham Palace had to refute in a statement that year that Charles turned down six eggs for every one he ate.
The allegations were made during the Wednesday night broadcast of the ITV programme "Charles: Our New King." In it, a former classmate claimed that Charles was harassed while enrolled at the Scottish boarding school Gordonstoun. The future king started attending the school when he was 13 years old, following in his father's footsteps.
One of the errors made when Charles arrived at Gordonstoun, according to John Stonborough, was telling us all that he should just be treated like everyone else. "But he wasn't like the rest of them, was he? He would rule as King of England."
He claimed that while "he had a private detective, we didn't have private detectives." "Since the school got stricter when he arrived and all the rules had been strengthened, I believe some students turned on him. When Prince Charles was being attacked during a rugby match, I genuinely saw two men punch and pull Prince Charles' ear. A small amount of pride was also felt because these individuals had somehow managed to time the future King of England."
Stonborough claimed that Charles "put up with everything" and never voiced any complaints.
"He had a hard time making friends. People found it challenging to become friends with him because they would be teased if they did, "Stonborough stated. "… He was, nonetheless, an incredibly stoic individual. He never complained, at least not that we ever noticed. He simply put up with it and tolerated it. Additionally, I believe that Gordonstoun may have given him a little more steel in his backbone."
In his House of Lords speech in the middle of the 1970s, Charles defended the institution, according to the documentary.
At the time, Charles remarked, "I am always amazed by the amount of rubbish talked about Gordonstoun and the thoughtless usage of old clichés used to characterise it. It was only difficult in the sense that it required more of you personally than the majority of other educational institutions did, either mentally or physically.
Charles said, "I am fortunate in that I think it taught me a great lot about myself and my own strengths and weaknesses. I learned to rise to the occasion and take on new challenges.