2 years ago
FACT or FICTION

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Prince Charles Is a Clotheshorse Who Gets His Shoelaces Ironed

Prince Charles employs 133 staff to look after him and Camilla, more than 60 of them domestics: chefs, cooks, footmen, housemaids, gardeners, chauffeurs, cleaners, and his three personal valets—gentleman’s gentlemen—whose sole responsibility is the care of their royal master’s extensive wardrobe and choosing what he is to wear on any particular day. A serving soldier polishes the prince’s boots and shoes every day—he has 50 handmade pairs each costing over £800 by Lobb of St James’s—and a housemaid washes his underwear as soon as it is discarded. Nothing Charles or Camilla wears is ever allowed near a washing machine. Particular attention is paid to handkerchiefs, which are monogrammed and again all hand-washed, as it was found that when they were sent to a laundry, some would go missing—as souvenirs. HRH’s suits, of which he has 60, cost more than £3,000 each, and his shirts, all handmade, cost £350 a time (he has more than 200), while his collar stiffeners are solid gold or silver. Charles’s valets also iron the laces of his shoes whenever they are taken off.

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  4. chrisgrayandthebadseeds reblogged this from mostexerent and added:
    Some may say over the top, I say FUCK YEAH!
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  7. slsterling said: Numbers may be a inflated but I wouldn’t be surprised. After all, he is getting old and doesn’t seem like a guy that throws clothes away every season. It wouldn’t surprise me to know he’s accumulated this much over the years. Plus, he’s royalty #SWAG
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    #ladytibbott you know this?
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  11. bsot reblogged this from mostexerent and added:
    Heck of a life.
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    After looking at it properly the other week, I came to the conclusion that the Royal family is a fucking terrible idea...
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  19. asahigrips said: Sounds like a needless blood libel to me.
  20. giantbeard said: For such carefully researched work, £800? for St. James St. Lobb’s! Nonsense!
  21. hilifehk reblogged this from mostexerent and added:
    And where exactly did these ‘facts’ come from? I smell bullshit. FICTION.
  22. happyyetindignant reblogged this from mostexerent and added:
    This is the most ridiculous piece of opulent bullshit I’ve ever read. DOWWWWWWN WITH THE MONARCHY, screw you Nick...
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    Prince Charles Is a Clotheshorse Who Gets His Shoelaces Ironed Prince Charles employs 133 staff to look after him and...