On 8th September, the former Prince of Wales, Charles III was crowned as the King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. Aged 73, however, this elderly man is nothing sort of boring in his privileged royal life. Many reports, discussions, and media interventions into this royalty’s life have proven to be astonishing to know how particular King Charles is about certain things in his day-to-day life. There had even been an unauthorised biography by Tom Bower, pointing out the weird and quirky habits of King Charles. Let us read ahead and amuse ourselves with the life of the royal family’s head. We sure are interested in knowing the royal life of Britain, aren’t we?
Weird Habits Of King Charles
- Travelling With A Mattress
Sounds absurd? Well, the royals sure don’t find that an absurdity. While we humans may have a favourite stuffed toy we love to bring with us while travelling or our favourite pillow that is a must to put ourselves to sleep, King Charles needs his mattress, fresh bed sheets, a chest of drawers and basically his whole bedroom to be packed and dragged behind him whenever he travels. Even when he visits his friends for an overnight stay or simply a get-together, his helpers are ordered to carry his own furniture to the place of meeting, be it their house or garden.
- The Fashion Conscious King
Don’t be surprised. This mighty king is very particular about his dressing style and sense. Yes, as said in the biography of the Rebel Prince, the author says that King Charles changes his clothes numerous times a day. If you find the King in five different attires throughout the day, don’t be surprised. It is just a regular day in the royal palace.
- Slug Removing Workforce
It is quite widely known that King Charles is a firm believer and follower of eco-friendliness. That definitely is confirmed by the fact that he is strictly against the use of pesticides. In his garden in Highgrove, when his beloved plants get infested, he hires retired servicemen to pick out those slugs. Quirky much!
- Wine For His Car
You heard it right. As mentioned earlier, King Charles always tries not to hurt mother nature and uses eco-friendly products. Adding to this list, his 73-year-old car, Aston Martin, uses biofuels made out of surplus English wine. His other vehicles even run on biodiesel made out of used cooking oil. And everything is cent per cent eco-friendly.
- A Tale Of Ironing Shoelaces
While the king might be very environmentally conscious, there are other factors messing with his perfect demeanour. One of them is the demand to have his shoelaces ironed before wearing them. The butlers might not find it amusing enough since it’s their everyday household chore but we sure are bewildered. Who irons their shoelaces when it’s a hassle to iron the shirt? The royals sure know how to use their privileges.
- Lunch? What’s That?
In King Charles’ dictionary, there exists no concept of having lunch. Yes, the King runs on two square meals every day. And not just him, according to his butlers, each one of those who accompany him in his daily routine or travel schedules has to miss their lunchtime because, well, His Majesty doesn’t approve.
- Serving The Toothpaste Right
His Majesty, Sir King Charles, likes his toothpaste a certain way. Didn’t get it? Well, alleged sources say that it is a necessity to squeeze out exactly one inch of toothpaste on his toothbrush horizontally. The concept of automatic dispensers might be unwelcome by the monarch!
- Supremacy Of Toilets Seats
Similar to the orthopaedic mattress tale, King Charles also likes his toilet seat to be carried along with him when he is travelling. Not only that, there’s a specific brand of toilet paper that is carried too, for His Highness’ comfort, which is Kleenex Velvet toilet paper.
- Picky Eater Much
This should not be very surprising after reading the quirks above. However, this isn’t something that should be overlooked. Of course, there are a lot of King Charles’ eating habits that his chefs and butlers cater to. But what can they do when His Majesty likes his eggs boiled to a particular extent, boiled exactly for 7 minutes. As per the kitchen tales, King Charles needs his same old breakfast every single day between 4 to 5 am and to cater to his likes, several eggs are boiled so that at least a few of them can reach the king’s table and be of his liking. He also needs poached eggs on top of his every meal, cheese and biscuits to be warmed to a certain temperature, vegetables to be blanched in a certain way and the list goes on.
- Talking To Plants
This possibly is the most normal out of his weird or quirky habits so far. Since it is scientifically proven that talking to plants helps in their healthy growth, King Charles admits that he does it on a regular basis. His love for the environment and nature can be attributed to this behaviour. He even admitted in one interview that he shakes hands with them. I bet you pictured that in your head, didn’t you? Because I did!
Prince Charles has recently ascended the throne after the former queen Elizabeth’s death, on 8th September 2022. The above were some weird habits of King Charles. Ending the post with a question- among all these, which one of the king’s habits amused you the most and why?