The Prince of Wales had a nanny called Helen Lightbody who looked after all of his royal needs. Ms Lightbody helped turn Prince Charles into a picky eater, royal author Bryan Kozlowski explained.
“Nanny Lightbody refused, walked through dessert on the menu, and incurred the wrath of the crown.
“No one crosses out the queen’s request.”
The royal expert also opened up about how Ms Lightbody turned Prince Charles into a picky eater.
He said: “It is said [Lightbody] delighted in tormenting the palace cuisine with its exacting standards.
“Young Charles’s dishes were constantly turned down or redone based on Nanny Lightbody’s personal whims.
“The Queen finally had enough and sent her back.
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He said: “Because his staff was never quite sure that the egg would have exactly the right hardness, a series of eggs were cooked and laid out in an increasing row of numbers.
“If the prince felt that number five was too liquid, he could drop number six or seven.”
Wendy Berry, who has worked for Prince Charles and Princess Diana for years, also wrote about Royal Eggs in her book The Housekeeper’s Diary.
She wrote: “After the day’s hunting Charles was usually invited to go back to another hunter for tea.
“Every now and then, however, he would invite people he met in the field at Highgrove for hard-boiled eggs and whiskey.
“When this happened, his detective would ring the cell phone ahead of time to let us know in advance of the expected numbers.”
She added, “I knew Charles wanted his eggs to be cooked for exactly three minutes and that Mervyn usually had several casseroles on the go to make sure at least one batch was perfect.
“The others were just thrown out.”
Buckingham Palace has denied allegations of how Prince Charles wastes eggs.
The Prince of Wales is the first to take the throne.