- King Charles is described as a “demanding boss”. Courtiers: The hidden power behind the crown.
- In the book, author Valentine Low quoted a former palace employee as saying King Charles had a “decent temper” and “would throw something” in his former royal household as the Prince of Wales.
- Previous claims have been made that Prince William “went out of control”.
King Charles III’s temper, last seen in a leaking pen incident, can go from “zero to 60” in a flash, a new book says. Other claims include the new leader of the British royal family throwing things when he’s angry and being a “demanding boss”.
Former employees described working for King Charles at Clarence House as a round-the-clock job
Author and journalist Valentine Low provided an insight into what used to be the royal household, or the king’s royal office Courtiers: The hidden power behind the crown. The 73-year-old operated from Clarence House until the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
In an excerpt from the Times of London book, Low described the former Prince of Wales as a “demanding boss”.
“Working for him is not a nine-to-five job,” they said, before sharing insights from former palace employees on what their experiences were like working for the now-king.
“He is never satisfied with himself or what he has achieved. The people around him had to work hard to keep up. He had tremendous stamina,” Low quoted a former employee as saying.
Another said Low working for him is “demanding in that he’s always working. Seven days a week. Never stop.”
“He might want to call you about anything anytime,” the author added. “The work on his boxes, on his ideas, on his papers. The pace is pretty intense.”
A former collaborator spoke of King Charles’ ‘right temper’ and told the author he would ‘seldom turn it against the person’.
A former employee also recalled witnessing King Charles’ ‘right temper’. They told Low, who first reported bullying allegations against Meghan Markle in 2021, that employees aren’t usually the target.
“He would rarely focus it on the individual. Something would be at stake, and he would lose his temper. He would throw something,” they said. “He went from zero to 60 in a flash and then back down. Things would frustrate him, especially the media.”
Previous claims have been made about Prince William’s temperament
Various claims have also been made about the current Prince of Wales having a temper. In his 2020 book Battle of Brothers, Robert Lacey claimed that Camilla Parker Bowles witnessed Williams’ temper firsthand. He wrote the 40-year-old’s “Raving and Raving” when a young man came as a surprise to the now Queen consort.
Meanwhile, another royal author claimed William’s wife, Kate Middleton, helped control his temper. A friend of the Prince and Princess of Wales told royal biographer Ingrid Seward that Kate can reassure William when he “gets out of hand”.
However, outbreaks by William should now be few and far between. According to Seward, parenthood “mellowed” William.
Low’s book Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind The Crownwill be released on October 6th.
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https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/king-charles-iiis-proper-temper-seen-former-staffers-according-book-he-would-go-from-zero-to-60.html/ “He would go from zero to 60”