Queen Elizabeth II is just like any normal person even though she’s a royal. In fact, she has a gruesome habit that most people may also be guilty of.

In the 1995 book, “Prince Edward,” royal author Ingrid Seward detailed a heated encounter between Her Majesty and Prince Charles. She said that during one instance, the heir to the throne could no longer take his mom’s disconcerting habit.

“The Queen has little ways which can disconcert those who are not used to them. [Prince Edward’s former girlfriend] Romy Adlington recalled one night watching the Queen picking ticks off her corgis and throwing them into the fire… Each one made a spitting sound noise as it hit the flames,” Seward said.

In the end, the sight of the Queen removing her dogs’ ticks became too much for her eldest son. Prince Charles confronted the monarch and asked her if she really has to do what she has been doing for quite some time.

But despite the confrontation, the Queen remained unfazed and she carried out with picking her dogs’ ticks.

Meanwhile, the incident wasn’t the only time that Prince Charles and the Queen got into a heated confrontation. Growing up, the heir to the throne was raised in a household where he was constantly reprimanded for what he was doing wrong.

On the online forum site Quora, some royal fans claimed that there were stories about the Queen chastising her two older children when they were still kids.

“But there are stories of the Queen pulling Charles and Anne’s ears when they were having a fight at the Queen’s secretary’s house. And the Queen once chastised her granddaughter Zara on the royal ship,” Michiel Korte said.

A video of the Queen reprimanding her grandchildren during their outing was also unearthed recently. But despite Her Majesty’s stern demeanor, she’s actually quite soft when it comes to her grandchildren.

Another video shows her running after a young Prince William to prevent him from hurting himself on Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson’s wedding carriage.

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles pose with officers during an official visit to the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment at Hyde Park Barracks on October 24, 2017 in London. Getty Images/Chris Jackson