Prince Charles
Prince Charles will be forced to move to Buckingham Palace when he becomes the new king. Pictured: Prince Charles visits the new Emergency Service Station at Barnard Castle on Feb. 15, 2018 in Durham, England. Getty Images/Chris Jackson


  • King Charles allegedly grabbed his valet when he went into a blind rage after losing one of his cufflinks
  • His Majesty also allegedly smashed a window to have fresh air after having a hard time opening it
  • A Highgrove staffer told Christopher Andersen that King Charles was bullied as a child

King Charles easily loses his temper, a new book claims.

Christopher Andersen spoke with several staffers who worked with the new British monarch for his new book, "The King: The Life of Charles III," which will be out next week. According to staffers who talked to the author, His Majesty had several temper tantrums.

King Charles' former valet, Ken Stronach, assigned to handwash his underwear and tuck him into bed with his favorite teddy bear, shared an incident when His Majesty allegedly grabbed him. The incident reportedly happened when King Charles was staying at a posh friend's villa in the South of France and lost one of his cufflinks down a bathroom sink.

"Flying into a blind rage, he pulled the sink off the wall, then smashed it, looking for the cufflink," Andersen wrote, Page Six reported. "Unable to find the missing jewelry, a wild-eyed Prince of Wales spun around and grabbed his valet by the throat. Stronach broke free, darted out a side door — and into a linen closet. Terrified, he huddled there for thirty minutes before he could hear Charles leave the bathroom."

The then-prince's temper tantrums reportedly extended to his tight social circle. There was a time he allegedly broke a window because he wanted some fresh air.

"Once, while a guest at a friend's country home, Charles wanted some fresh air," Andersen claimed in his tome. "Unable to open the window, he picked up a chair and smashed it open. Not satisfied with the results, he smashed another."

"You have to understand. The prince is accustomed to getting what he wants. And he wanted some fresh air," Stronach noted.

Meanwhile, a Highgrove staffer shared with Andersen how King Charles would allegedly bark orders through a green megaphone if he was not happy with the landscapers' work

"For someone who said he was bullied as a child, Prince Charles clearly enjoyed bullying us," the staffer told the "Brothers and Wives" author. "He could be pleasant and courteous, but just as much of the time, he was moody and mean. He didn't think twice about shouting insults at you if you put a foot wrong."

In the same book, Andersen claimed that King Charles assigned his trusted valet, Michael Fawcett, to look after his childhood teddy bear when he was in his 40s. When the toy needed mending, they would call his former nanny, Mabel Anderson, to repair it.

"The King: The Life of Charles III" will hit shelves on Nov. 8.

Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II
Prince Charles won't be King anytime soon because Queen Elizabeth II won't abdicate. Pictured: Prince Charles, The Queen look on during the annual Braemar Gathering in Braemar, central Scotland, on September 1, 2018. Getty Images/Andy Buchanan/AFP