There's a new biography on Prince Charles, and it is literally airing his dirty laundry in public with all the revelations about the British Royal.
According to the new book, titled 'Rebel Prince: The Power, Passion And Defiance Of Prince Charles', written by investigative author Tom Bower, the elderly royal sent his staff a day ahead to a friend's house with a truck carrying furniture to redecorate his room, where he was just visiting for a few days.
And it wasn't just an odd chest of drawers. The truck apparently contained nothing less than Charles and Camilla's complete bedrooms, including the Prince's orthopedic bed, as well as his own linen.
His staff also made sure to pack a small radio, Charles's own toilet seat, rolls of Kleenex Premium Comfort toilet paper, Laphroaig whiskey and bottled water (for both the bedrooms), plus two landscapes of the Scottish Highlands. The book claims that if Prince Charles is away, he usually resorts to telling his host that his own meal will be delivered by an aide.
The book paints a picture of an excessively “pampered, petulant and self-pitying prince,” according to the Daily Mail, and one of the book’s anecdotes revealed that Charles was highly miffed when William and Kate decided to spend Christmas with her parents instead of him.
As per reports by People magazine, the book claims that Charles felt “usurped” by the Middletons, and felt “isolated” from his two grandchildren, Princess Charlotte, 2, and Prince George, 4.
The book claims that Charles, who is next in line to inherit the throne after his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, became fearful that he was going to be overshadowed by his sons as their popularity began to grow, especially after William married Kate in 2011.
The salacious book also speaks of an incident where Charles's jealousy got so out of hand that he even slighted Kate's mother, Carole, who was ignored by several of the Queen's courtiers during social gatherings because of his irritation towards the Middletons.
And in order to resolve the issue, Prince William had to get the Queen Elizabeth II, involved so as to resolve the growing tension. In an attempt to bring peace, the Queen invited Carole for a drive around the Balmoral estate.
"Charles saw Kate and William as the new stars and feared he'd be in trouble," Robert Higdon, the chief executive of Charles' charity foundation in America, told Bower.
Bower also claims that William and his dad had a strained relationship after the incident. He writes: “As William grew up, it became clear that he too was a very different royal from his father."
"Since leaving university, he had neither shared his father’s interests nor offered to continue his charities. Specifically, he refused involvement in The Prince’s Trust."
The book also speaks about how Charles reportedly believed "Diana had poisoned the boys' minds" against him after he married his mistress, Camilla. Although it now appears that Harry and William have welcomed Camilla into the royal family, according to Bower, things aren't all good between the three men.
In one extract Camilla reportedly heard him shriek from the kitchen. On entering she saw him pointing at some food and asking, “What’s this?” She replied: “It’s cling film, darling.”
Charles's lawyers have, however, dismissed the book's sources, with no comments from the palace representatives as well on the same.
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