PRINCE CHARLES hilariously dismissed rumours that he takes a personal toilet seat with him when he travels abroad after a biography made the claims, it can be revealed.
It also claimed Charles always takes a whole host of staff with him, including a butler, two valets, a chef, a private secretary, a typist and his bodyguards. He responded to the claims when asked about them in an an interview with Brisbane-based Hit105 radio during a tour of Australia last year. When asked, he replied incredulously: “My own what? Oh don’t believe all that c***.”
Clarence House said it would not comment on the interview.
However, Charles’ director of communications Julian Payne tweeted sarcastically about the claims.
He wrote: “The Prince and the Duchess’s tour of Australia and Vanuatu begins: 30 engagements, 7 days, 1 Commonwealth Games, 0 personal loo seats.”
The interview took place during a seven-day tour with his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
While there, the couple officially opened the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games on behalf of the Queen.
Incredibly, this toilet seat rumour is not the only link that has been made between the future king and toilet seats.
In a 2015 YouTube documentary ‘Charles, Prince of Wales: A Life Full of Madness’, it was revealed that when he left the Royal Navy his shipmates saw him off by draping a toilet seat around his neck.
Paul Henke, who served on the HMS Bronington under the command of the Prince, explained how Charles had left after making a mistake during an naval exercise.
Mr Henke said: “When we came to anchor up in the morning to move as a squadron, Prince Charles pulled his anchor up to find the truss channel telephone cable was hooked on the flukes of his anchor.
“They spent a long time trying to get rid of that cable.
“Finally they had to ditch one and a half shackles of phosphor-bronze chain, which is probably the most valuable thing that naval minehunters carry.”
Three months later he left the Royal Navy and his shipmates draped the toilet seat around his neck as part of a bizarre tradition.