Prince Charles' travel essentials include his own toilet seat and a very particular brand of toilet paper

Prince Charles' travel essentials have been revealed in a new tell-all book and the Prince has some bizarre bathroom requirements

Prince Charles' travel essentials
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Prince Charles' travel essentials have been revealed by an inside source who claims that the Prince of Wales needs to pack a number of bizarre items before he can comfortably travel.


Last year it was announced that the Queen would be rocked by more scandals when Princess Diana's author announced an 'intimate' new book. This book, The Palace Papers, by Tina Brown, was published on April 26, 2022, and revealed some very interesting stories about the Prince of Wales.

In the book, the author stated, that whenever the Prince travels, even if it is just to one of his friend's country homes, he brings a selection of unusual items. Reportedly Michael Fawcett, Prince Charles’ former aide, would oversee the “paraphernalia that preceded his boss like the baggage train of a Tudor traveling court.” 

The author further added that this included, “the Prince’s orthopedic bed, lavatory seat, and Kleenex Velvet lavatory paper, plus two landscapes of the Scottish landscapes.”

For many, traveling with these bizarre items seems like a gargantuan task and would most certainly not fit into a typical overnight bag, fortunately, the Prince has found a solution to this. 

“When he traveled to stay at friends’ country houses, a truck arrived the day before, bringing his bed, furniture, and even pictures, which his pampering aide Michael Fawcett ensured would be hung in his allotted bedroom in place of the possessions of his host,” explained Tina.

Prince Charles and Michael Fawcett

Prince Charles and Michael Fawcett in 1981

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Apparently, the Prince's requests didn't end there either. Unlike the Queen, who is not a fussy eater, Prince Charles would reportedly request specific meals and explain his preferences so that he wasn't served something he didn't like.

Although there are common foods the Royal Family is banned from eating, the Royal Family are guests at a number of dinners and luncheons so this level of pickiness could become a struggle for those hosting the royals.

In addition to his meal preferences, the Prince of Wales would even reportedly have a martini premixed, which his protection officer would hand to a butler who could then serve the Prince this drink, but 'in his own glass,' reports Tina. 

This ensured that the Prince would be served the perfect martini and much like his personal toilet seat, his own personal glass would also mean that only he had the pleasure of using this utensil.

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