King Charles appears largely traditional in his previous public life, where, except for problems with his ex-wife, Princess Diana, he kept his distance from the cameras, remaining largely conservative, but behind closed doors, testimonies published in a number of international media This suggests that the king enjoys a very luxurious life, unconventional perhaps even for a member of the world’s most famous royal family.
A clip has been circulated of King Charles III, appearing sullen, before sitting at his desk at the meeting of the Council of Ascension to the Throne during his accession ceremony on Saturday.
Charles looked sullen as he angrily motioned for his assistant to clear his desk of a box of pencils and a bowl of ink to sign the documents for his ascension to the throne.
The video emerged in light of the traditional image associated with Charles over the years, who is known for his very calm and permanent smile, but users republished articles related to the lifestyle of the British king before he took the throne.
During his tenure.. a video is doing the rounds that reveals ‘another side’ of the personality of the British king
A clip has been circulated of King Charles III appearing sullen, before sitting at his desk during his ascension ceremony on Saturday at the meeting of the Council of Ascension to the Throne
In an Amazon documentary, Serving the Royals: Inside the Firm, it was revealed that the prince’s staff at Clarence House, his original residence, called Charles a “spoiled prince”.
In an article published last January, Cosmopolitan magazine reported, citing Princess Diana’s former butler, Paul Burrell, that King Charles (the then prince) liked to iron his shoelaces every morning, and his pajamas at night to iron before going to sleep with him. they.
“The bath plug must be in a certain position and the water temperature must be only lukewarm,” the magazine noted.
Not only that, but the 73-year-old doesn’t even squeeze his own toothpaste, Burrell quotes him, but “asks his maid to squeeze an inch (2.5 cm) of toothpaste onto his toothbrush every morning,” according to Borrell for the magazine.
Borrell, who was charged with property theft, said Charles “changed his clothes five times a day” and would leave his expensive clothes lying around, expecting one of his servants to clean up after him.
The website also quoted author Tina Brown as saying that the king demanded that his entire bedroom suite be moved to any guest house.
“When he traveled to stay at friends’ country houses, a lorry arrived the day before with his bed, his furniture and even his photographs,” Brown said in her book, The Palace Papers.
The website quoted TV presenter Jeremy Paxman as saying that Charles eats a boiled egg for breakfast, but not just any boiled egg. Seven eggs are prepared with different levels of cooking, to ensure that the egg is exactly the hardness that the prince likes.
In 2002, The Guardian reported that Charles was close to one of his butlers who escorted him to doctor’s appointments, Michael Fawcett, who had to carry sample packs meant to collect urine and other fluids to be tested. But the newspaper reported that one of his arms was broken at the time.
According to Forbes magazine, the year 2020 brought income of $50 million to the royal family, and more than half of this money went directly to the Charles family and himself, or about $30 million.
The magazine reported that $7.3 million was allocated directly to Charles’ personal staff, whose service staff consists of 132 people.
Other aspects of the new king’s life include the following:
King Charles is known for his relentless defense of the environment and has long been an advocate of action against climate change – even Prince Albert of Monaco calls him “ahead of the curve” on the subject.
He is also a supporter of organic farming and the founder of a company, Duchy Originals, which sells sustainably produced food and products, according to People magazine.
He modified his old Aston Martin to run on bioethanol, made from surplus English wine. He even admitted that he talks to the plants on his farm.
The King is one of the UK’s best-selling surviving painters.
Charles usually paints landscapes with watercolors and has earned $3 million from the sale of his paintings since 1997.
He donates the proceeds to the Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation.
His writings on Islam
In 1993, he gave a famous speech on Islam and the West, saying: “There is nothing to be gained, and much harm to be done, if we refuse to understand how many people in the Muslim world we really are. Western materialism and our fear fear. mass culture as a deadly challenge to their Islamic culture. and their way of life.” He is also known for his correspondence with many leaders of the British government, some of which were published in “Memoirs of the Black Spider” – so named because of his famous spider-like streak.
Published children’s author
Charles wrote a children’s story set in the family’s Scottish residence at Balmoral Castle, where Queen Elizabeth died, and published it in 1980 as a children’s book, The Old Man of Lochnagar.
He originally told the story to his two younger brothers, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, when they were children. The book was published just two years before he became a father himself. He has since shared it with children across the UK.