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Author Tom Bower has delivered to royal gossip media a gift basket to last til the end of our lives, via the Daily Mail. The excerpt from his new book Rebel Prince: The Power, Passion and Defiance of Prince Charles, is a straightforward list of requirements to accommodate Prince Charles’s travel, dietary, and bowel movement-related needs, each so wildly unreasonable that plundering even the most mundane minutia is a headline unto its own.

For example, CRAZY: is he jealous of William and Kate because Canada didn’t invite him over first???

We may consult a list of etiquette don’ts courtesy of Bower:

  • Moving all the furniture out of the guest room and replacing it with your own
  • Announcing one‚Äôs arrival by unscrewing the host‚Äôs toilet seat and installing a personal one
  • Announcing that it is always too hot or too cold
  • Demanding booze on-hand at all times
  • Shouting at a loaf of bread, ‚ÄėNo, that‚Äôs mine! Only for me!‚Äô
  • Asking people if you‚Äôre bonkers.

All of these things will not make Canada want to have you over.


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