Duchess Camilla reins in Prince Charles' 'ridiculous demands' before he becomes King

Duchess Camilla and Prince Charles
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Duchess Camilla is said to not let her husband Prince Charles make his 'ridiculous demands' as royal author claims she has started to rein them in ahead of him becoming King.

Duchess Camilla is claimed to have curbed her husband's 'ridiculous demands' by offering to do one of the chores herself, according to a royal author.

The Duchess of Cornwall is trying to put an end to Prince Charles' 'pompous' demand when it comes to getting his aide to come and pour his gin and tonic.

It's no secret that the future king apparently has a ridiculous routine which includes having his shoelaces ironed and toothpaste squeezed (opens in new tab) but before he's set to take over as Monarch, from his mother Queen Elizabeth II, in the royal line of succession (opens in new tab) and it seems his his wife Camilla is reportedly trying to rein in his demands.

Royal biographer Tina Brown claims in her new book about the House of Windsor, The Palace Papers that one of the Queen's friends told her, "Camilla stops the pompous thing with Charles. She won’t let him get away with telling his man to get his gin and tonic.

"She says: 'Oh, don’t be so ridiculous. Let me pour the gin and tonic'."

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ROTHBURY, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13: Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales has a small taster of Hepple Gin during a visit to the Moorland Spirit Company Ltd’s Hepple Gin distillery where the company are undertaking a sustainable juniper restoration and propagation project on September 13, 2018 in Rothbury, England. The visit comes as The Prince of Wales carried out a number of engagements during a two-day visit to Northumberland including visits to the Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre, the farmer’s market in Hexham, a visit to the birthplace of Lancelot Capability Brown at Kirkharle, a Salmon centre and hatchery and Alnwick Gardens. (Photo by Ian Forsyth - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

There are health benefits to drinking gin (opens in new tab) but let's hope Charles doesn't ask for gin cocktails (opens in new tab) or Camilla will have her hands full.

Duchess Camilla will become Queen Consort (opens in new tab), it was confirmed earlier this year and it looks like she won't let the power get the better of her husband.

But having his wife pour his gin and tonic isn't the only thing Prince Charles could face this year, as his son Prince Harry is said to be planning to 'go after' (opens in new tab) Camilla, Charles and Prince William in his upcoming book which is due to be released sometime in 2022.

And Charles has previously tried his hand at waxing a bottle of gin during a royal visit to Caithness.

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Charles and Camilla launched their own gin with Fortnum & Mason in which they use herbs grown in their home garden. The organic Fortnum & Mason tipple uses botanicals grown at the royal couple’s Highgrove residence.

Their gin move followed the Queen who also had a tipple made from her garden earlier this year.

Selina Maycock
Senior Entertainment Writer

Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 14 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently looks after all things Entertainment for Goodto.com, Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.