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Prince Charles has bizarre demands for his cup of tea.

The royals love a cup of tea. In fact, the Queen reportedly starts her day with this. However, Prince Charles has stringent rules that butlers need to follow when it comes to preparing his cup of tea, Express reported.

Dumfries Houses’s hospitality manager Evan Samson shared how butlers usually prepare the heir apparent’s tea. Samson said that one has to use loose tea and a teapot. The butler should add one teaspoon of tea leaves per teacup plus an extra one for the pot.

The water must be heated to 70 degree Celsius for the green tea and 100 degree Celsius for Earl Grey or English breakfast tea. The butler has to make sure that the temperature is precise by measuring it with a thermometer.

The future king has different rules for making green and black tea. He prefers to brew green tea for three minutes and black for five minutes. Also, a perfect brew should use organic honey and not sugar. This should be added into the teacup before the tea is poured in. Moreover, milk should be added after the tea. There should be a jug of milk available in case guests want to top up.

The butler should also be careful when positioning the teacup. Its handle must be placed to the right with the teaspoon under the handle.

Just like Prince Charles, the Queen has her fair share of bizarre demands. According to author Karen Dolby, Her Majesty prefers round ice instead of ice cubes for her drinks because she hates the noise the latter makes.

Also, the monarch has another bizarre rule when hosting banquets. Queen Elizabeth II doesn’t let 13 people sit down at a dinner table. However, she does this not because she is superstitious but for the guests who believe in it.

In related news, Prince Charles and Prince William will have a “tough job” when they take over the monarchy because the Queen has been doing an excellent job for decades. Also, Queen Elizabeth II’s skill and character are among the things that make the monarchy thrive.

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Prince Charles waves as he attends the Royal Cornwall Show on June 7, 2018 in Wadebridge, United Kingdom. Getty Images/Time Rooke