King Charles a 'pampered royal' who has 'ironed shoelaces' and toothpaste put on a brush for him, book claims

A new book from royal author and biographer to Meghan and Prince Harry claims King Charles is a "pampered royal", who demands to have ironed shoelaces and one inch of toothpaste put on his brush for him. 

The comments from Endgame: Inside the Royal Family and the Monarchy's Fight for Survival have appeared in excerpts in UK tabloid The Sun, and see Scobie reveal some of the quirks of the King

Chief among them is the revelation Charles will not tolerate shoelaces that are wearing thin. 

"When laces get even the smallest bit threadbare, a staff member must quickly switch them out with a fresh, ironed pair," the excerpt said. 

"There is even a rumour (one that, surprisingly, sources have confirmed) that Charles likes to have someone squeeze exactly one inch of toothpaste on to his toothbrush for him ahead of his bedtime routine." 

Scobie also said the King called Prince Harry "that fool" when his Netflix documentary Harry & Meghan was released in December last year. 

He claimed one aide said the show "took the wind out of everyone's sails" while there were "heads in hands" at the Palace with "migraines brewing". 

The comments over the King and Harry's relationship will do nothing to breach the rift between the pair, which notably grew following Harry quitting the Royal Family in 2020 and then criticising Queen Camilla in his memoir Spare

"She was the villain, she was the third person in the marriage - she needed to rehabilitate her image," Harry said in his book, claiming she had sacrificed him on her 'PR altar'.  

The Duke also said, "Maybe she'd be less dangerous if she was happy", when referencing Camilla's status among the British people as Charles' sweetheart after the death of Princess Diana. 

Royal commenters have previously dubbed Scobie the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's "mouthpiece" for his sympathetic portrayal of the couple.