The Prince is accustomed to Travelling with his own very specific creature comforts, according to Rebel Prince: The Power, Passion and Defiance of Prince Charles by Tom Bower.
The book describes how, before a visit to a friend in North-East England, he despatched his staff ahead a day early with a truck carrying Charles and Camilla’s complete bedrooms, including the Prince’s orthopaedic bed along with his own linen.
His staff had also pack a small radio, Charles’s own loo seat, rolls of Kleenex Premium Comfort toilet paper, Laphroaig whisky and bottled water, plus two landscapes of the Scottish Highlands.
The book also reveals how Charles always travels with an entourage which includes a butler, two valets, a chef, a private secretary, a typist and his bodyguards.
It also suggests marriage to the Prince of Wales changed Camilla.
When she accepts an invitation to a dinner party her hosts are now sent a list of the foods she liked and disliked. Charles has done this for years and Camilla saw no reason why she should not adopt his habit.
As Duchess of Cornwall, she soon became accustomed to the life of luxury.
At her request she was provided with a chauffeur-driven car and when she flew, it was normally only on private jets.
Once, when Charles was invited to New York in 2008, to collect a Global Environmental Citizen award, the Foreign Office insisted the couple fly BA after pointing out the sight of the Prince of Wales arriving on a chartered jet to receive an environmental prize would be unhelpful.
Camilla refused at first but eventually flew on the BA plane with Charles and 14 staff, including her hairdresser, butler, dresser, two valets, press officers, a doctor and five police protection officers.
One year, the Prince chartered a private yacht for about £210,000, but Camilla wasn’t impressed.
In fact, she complained that it was smaller than those of Greek shipping billionaire Yiannis Latsis or car park tycoon Donald Gosling — who had offered her cruises for free.
Rebel Prince: The Power, Passion and Defiance of Prince Charles by Tom Bower is out on Thursday.
Source : EXPRESS