Prince Charles weird morning routine involves ironing shoelaces, says butler

Prince Charles has a team of staff around 24 hours a day to help him with even the smallest tasks — and he makes some odd requests for them in his morning routine.

The 73-year-old royal, who The Mirror reported in 2018 was nicknamed the 'Pampered Prince' by Palace workers, demands special attention paid to small items of clothing, according to former butler Paul Burrell.

Most bizarrely, he even likes to have his shoelaces ironed by doting valets, as well as getting his pyjamas pressed at the start of each day.

Speaking during Amazon Prime's documentary Serving the Royals: Inside the Firm, Mr Burrell shared: "His pyjamas are pressed every morning, his shoe laces are pressed flat with an iron, the bath plug has to be in a certain position, and the water temperature has to be just tepid."

In addition he even gets the handy assistants to help him with one tiny hygiene task, with the former employee adding: "He has his valets squeeze one inch of toothpaste onto his toothbrush every morning."

The princely pampering seems to match with what royal biographer Anthony Holden told another documentary titled The Madness of Prince Charles.

There he commented: "Charles, for all his attempts to find out how the other half lives and interest in the less fortunate in society, for all that, he has two men, paid for by the state, to help him get dressed in the morning."

However, not all of his former butlers seem to have minded their unusual list of errands for the Prince.

Grant Harrold, who served as royal butler between 2004 and 2011, told US Weekly two years ago that Charles and Camilla were a "down-to-earth, normal and fun" couple, and described him as a "very kind, considerate and passionate" employer.

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