The future King of England is known to skip lunch and prefer a more substantial breakfast. According to reports, Prince Charles enjoys a soft-boiled egg for his morning meal. And the Prince of Wales’ chefs have to follow a very strict routine to make the perfect egg, royal commentators have suggested.
In Jeremy Paxman’s book, On Royalty, the author wrote about Prince Charles’ egg demands.
He said: “Because his staff were never quite sure whether the egg would be precisely to the satisfactory hardness, a series of eggs was cooked, and laid out in an ascending row of numbers.
“If the prince felt that number five was too runny, he could knock the top off number six or seven.”
However, Buckingham Palace shot down suggestions in an online comment.
In 2012, the Prince of Wales website FAQ section said: “Does The Prince of Wales have seven boiled eggs cooked for his breakfast but only eat one, as claimed in Jeremy Paxman’s book On Monarchy?
“No, he doesn’t and never has done, at breakfast or any other time.”
Wendy Berry, who worked for Prince Charles and Princess Diana for years, also wrote about the royal’s eggs in her book The Housekeeper’s Diary.
She wrote: “After the day’s hunting, Charles would usually be invited back to a fellow huntsman’s home for tea.
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Royal experts have made other bizarre claims about Prince Charles’ food habits.
One such is that while travelling, the Prince of Wales has his royal staff ship food from his Gloucestershire home, Highgrove.
Carolyn Robb, former royal chef, told the MailOnline about Prince Charles’ requests to eat his home-grown food abroad.
Ms Robb was the youngest and first female chef to serve Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
She worked in the royal kitchen for 11 years.
Ms Robb explained how Prince Charles would ship “piles and piles of cool boxes” of his own produce from Highgrove to locations he visited.
She added: “He liked to have his own food with him.”
Netflix’s hit royal show, The Crown, portrayed Prince Charles as though he never eats lunch.
Actor Josh O’Connor, who plays Prince Charles in the royal series, told Town and Country magazine he wants to ask the future king about “the boiled egg”.
He said: “Rumour has it, he doesn’t eat lunch and whenever he eats, he’ll always have a boiled egg.
“It doesn’t matter what it is. So I’d kind of like to ask. I want to know the truth of that.
“I wouldn’t ask him anything about Diana. I wouldn’t ask him anything about Camilla. I just want to know about the boiled egg.”