The Straits Times
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Published on Nov 13, 2012
 

UK royal website debunks myths about Prince Charles

 
 

LONDON (REUTERS) - Prince Charles does not have seven eggs cooked for him for breakfast, according to the Royal Family's new website which aims to dispel popular myths surrounding the British monarchy.

"No, he doesn't and never has done, at breakfast or any other time," Clarence House, the Prince's official residence, said in response to the claims that were first made by BBC presenter Jeremy Paxman in his 2006 book "On Monarchy".

Clarence House, usually renowned for protecting the secrecy of the direct heir to the throne, his wife and children, has changed tact and opted to debunk the myths in a new frequently-asked-questions section.

The website denies that Prince Charles, who turns 64 on Wednesday, dislikes all modern architecture - an allegation he has frequently been accused of in his work to protect British heritage.