Prince Charles Says ‘Don’t Believe All That Crap’ About One Royal Rumor
By Meredith B. Kile
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Prince Charles is not here for any “crap” rumors about the royal family!
The heir apparent to the British throne was questioned by Australian radio station Hits 105 Brisbane on Thursday, as he and wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, continued their seven-day tour of Australia and Vanuatu
When asked if there was any truth to the rumor that he travels with his own personal toilet seat, Prince Charles retorted, “Oh, don’t believe all that crap.”
The recently resurfaced rumor stems from an anecdote in Tom Bower’s new royal biography, Rebel Prince: The Power, Passion and Defiance of Prince Charles. Bower also claims in his book that the father of Princes William and Harry travels with his own supply of toilet paper.
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However, the Duchess of Cornwall also laughed off the rumors about her husband when questioned by Hits 105 Brisbane, scolding, “Oh, don’t you believe that!”
Prince Charles’ communication director Julian Payne cheekily referenced the rumor in a tweet earlier in the week, when he announced the start of Charles and Camilla’s tour down under, which included the official opening of the XXI Commonwealth Games in Queensland on Wednesday.
“The Prince and The Duchess’s tour of Australia and Vanuatu begins: 30 engagements, 7 days, 1 Commonwealth Games, 0 personal loo seats,” Payne tweeted on Tuesday.
Prince Charles isn’t the only member of the royal family currently facing revealing claims from an unauthorized biography. In an upcoming book about Prince Harry’s fiancee, Meghan Markle, writer Andrew Morton claims that the Suits star became fascinated with the royals following Princess Diana’s death in 1997.
"She saw [Diana] as a role model. Inspired by the princess, she and Suzy collected clothes and toys for less privileged children," Morton says Meghan's childhood friend, Suzy Ardakani, told him. "In fact, such was Meghan’s interest that Suzy’s mother, Sonia, even gave her a copy of my biography, Diana: Her True Story, which remained on her bookshelves for the next few years."
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