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Charles, Prince of Wales dispels royal myths on official website


Prince Charles, Prince of Wales meets Peter Hambleton, who plays the Dwarf Gloin in the new 'Hobbit' film, at Weta Workshop on November 14, 2012 in Wellington, New Zealand.


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Charles, Prince of Wales does not order seven boiled eggs for breakfast in order to choose the one he likes best, his office said.

According to a statement posted on the prince's website:

''He doesn't and never has done, at breakfast or any other time.''

Bloomberg cited the statement as the latest attempt to dismiss commonly held views about the prince and his family.

Clarence House, Prince Charles' private office, had decided to depart from its usual practise of defending the privacy of the royals' family life and debunk the myths in a new frequently asked questions section on the website, according to Reuters.

The other "myths" dispelled include that Charles advocates dangerous and untested medical therapies.


"He favours a wider, preventative approach to healthcare by addressing the underlying social, lifestyle and environmental causes."

Does the prince pay tax?


Has he given any thought to his coronation?


Would he like a new Royal Yacht as a legacy for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.


Does the Duchess of Cornwall smoke?

"[She] gave up smoking many years ago."

Why, despite his environmental interests, is the prince driven in a Bentley and own a classic Aston Martin that his son Prince William used on his wedding day last year?

''The prince does not own or choose to drive around in a Bentley,'' it says. ''The car is required for some engagements for security reasons.'' It says the vehicle is owned by London's Metropolitan Police."

In the non-myth category, Charles was granted a "dwarf servant" for the day during his trip to New Zealand.

The "gift" — in honor of Charles' 64th birthday — was presented in the form of Mark Hadlow, who plays Dwarf Dori in Jackson's film "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," according to the BBC

Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, are in New Zealand on the last leg of a Diamond Jubilee that takes in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand.

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