King Charles’ ‘ridiculous’ demands revealed: Ironed shoelaces, one inch of toothpaste and more

King Charles III gives a whole new meaning to living like a king.

The British monarch’s “ridiculous” demands to Buckingham Palace staffers have been revealed in royal reporter Omid Scobie’s new book, “Endgame: Inside the Royal Family and the Monarchy’s Fight for Survival.”

Scobie writes that Charles, 75, likes his soft-boiled eggs to be cooked “four minutes — no more, no less, or they’ll be sent back to the kitchen in infantile fury.”

The sovereign also insists on traveling with “perfectly steamed” 1,000-thread-count bedsheets and throws “temper tantrums” if his pajamas “aren’t pressed,” according to the bombshell biography.

Charles is fashion-forward, too — and a bit frugal.

Despite having a reported net worth of more than $2 billion, the king “never” throws out his old shoes, instead asking a cobbler to “bring them back to life” once they start falling apart.

Charles is even more particular about his shoelaces, which Scobie says must be ironed.

King Charles III makes “ridiculous” demands to palace staffers, according to a new biography. Getty Images
The monarch prefers ironed shoelaces, per Omid Scobie’s “Endgame.” Samir Hussein/WireImage
The bombshell book hit stores Tuesday. Dey Street Books

Perhaps the most bizarre habit, though, is that the former Prince of Wales “likes to have someone squeeze exactly one inch of toothpaste onto his toothbrush for him ahead of his bedtime routine,” per the book.


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“But it doesn’t end there,” the author writes. “The cherry on top of this ridiculous extravagance: the toothpaste must come from a ‘crested silver dispenser.’”

Charles’ penchant for a life of luxury has long been known.

Charles, seen here with Queen Camilla, also “likes to have someone squeeze exactly one inch of toothpaste onto his toothbrush for him.” AP

His late ex-wife Princess Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell said in the 2015 documentary “Serving the Royals: Inside the Firm” that His Majesty was also particular about his baths.

“The water temperature has to be just tepid,” Burrell shared, adding that the tub can only be “half-full” with its plug “in a certain position.”

Charles also has been known to travel with his own toilet seat and paper as well as his childhood teddy bear, which he put his former valet in charge of when he was in his 40s.