According To A Royal Author, King Charles Travels With A Teddy Bear And A Toilet Seat

November 2, 2022 / Posted by:

Royal author Christopher Andersen has a new book coming out next week called The King: The Life of Charles III. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Christopher dished on some of King Charles’ weirdest quirks. Including the fact (err, allegation) that the 73-year-old travels with his childhood teddy bear and a custom-made toilet seat. Yeesh, I hope he doesn’t get those two mixed up.

Christopher explains why he thinks Charles will be “one of the most eccentric sovereigns Great Britain has ever had”, via ETOnline:

“He still travels with a childhood teddy bear,” Andersen claims. “… He’s had it since he was a very small child… The only person who’s been allowed to mend King Charles’ teddy bear is his childhood nanny, Mabel Anderson, who he remains very close to.”

What the fuck? How old is Nanny Mabel Anderson, infinity-years-old?? Then there’s the toilet seat story (every king needs a throne):

Andersen also alleges that Charles “travels with a custom-made toilet seat.” Additionally, though Andersen claims Charles has denied it, “people who work in the palace, people who have worked for him, say that… when he goes to dinner parties at other people’s homes he often brings his own chef, so they can prepare a meal for him that he’ll eat separately at the table.”

Christopher says that Charles’ “wants what he wants when he wants it.” Must be nice! He also alleges that Charles and many other royals, including THE QUEEN, hate square ice cubes. They have servants carry around ice cube trays wherever they go because they don’t like the clinking sound square ice cubes make. And if the cubes do clink, watch out! Christopher says Charles has a “volcanic temper” and is “very capable of flying into rages.” After witnessing Charles’ on-camera leaky pen tantrum, I totally believe this. But Christopher says you can blame the king’s temper on THE QUEEN and Prince Philip:

“So much about Charles you could really trace back to his childhood, which was heartbreakingly lonely,” Andersen claims. “… Charles has described his relationship with his mother [by saying] that she was cold and aloof, that his father was a bully who hectored him, who made him cry in front of other people, physically bullied him.”

“I think it’s very telling that Charles only spent as a boy… two 15-minute periods a day [with his parents],” he claims. “… When he had a tonsillectomy, when he had a very bad case of the flu, when he fell down the stairs and broke his ankle, when he had an emergency appendectomy at the age of 13, neither his mother or his father visited him in the hospital.”

Christopher says Charles also suffered “pure hell” when he was shipped off to a Scottish boarding school. He says that Charles was “routinely beaten by older students, hung up naked in a shower and sprayed with cold water and left there.” Christopher claims young Charles would write pleading letters to his parents to let him come home, but they turned a blind eye to it. “I think that caused a tremendous resentment.” 

So now we know Charles’ Joker origin story. As for the teddy bear obsession? Clearly, it’s his “Rosebud.” Hopefully, it doesn’t get burnt up in the furnace the day he dies…

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