Why Prince Charles doesn't squeeze out his own toothpaste

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While there are some major downsides to being a member of one of the world's most famous families – like not being allowed to eat pasta, fly with your parents or have a baby shower – there are, undeniably, some serious perks to being a royal. Take Prince Charles for example who, from the sounds of things, has quite literally the most relaxed start to the day we've ever heard.

Yep, while the rest of us are rushing around to find our other sock then downing a cold cup of tea as we rush out the door to catch the bus, the future King takes a much more relaxed approach to getting ready in the mornings.

Speaking on Serving the Royals: Inside the Firm, Paul Burrell, Princess Diana's former butler, revealed that Prince Charles really does have a taste for the finer things in life – especially when it comes to his morning routine. "His pyjamas are pressed every morning, his shoelaces are pressed flat with an iron, the bath plug has to be in a certain position and the water temperature has to be just tepid," Burrell said.

Not only that, but the 73-year-old even "has his valets squeeze one inch of toothpaste onto his toothbrush every morning." Talk. About. Luxury.

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Photo credit: Getty Images

But, it's no wonder that Prince Charles has such a laid-back start to his mornings, given that he's learnt from the best – his mother, the Queen. According to the MailOnline, Her Majesty also prefers to start the day with a touch of luxury, and, more importantly, a cup of tea.

While she drinks her tea, her maid runs her bath, "which has to be exactly the right temperature: tested with a wooden-cased thermometer, and no more than seven inches of water," reveals Angela Kelly, the Queen’s Personal Assistant. At the same time, "one of her three dressers lays out the first outfit of the day" before the Queen has her hair styled by her on-site hairdresser. V fancy.

"Breakfast is served promptly at 8:30am in the Queen’s own private dining room," says Kelly, which Her Majesty enjoys as a bagpiper plays outside for her. By 9:30am it's time for the Queen to get started with her business engagements – which are, presumably, accompanied by many more cups of tea.

Anyone else starting to wish they could be Queen for the day?

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