Royal Family members INSIST on THIS extraordinary treatment when on engagements abroad
The Royal Family receives the utmost in lavish care at home, with fine food on tap and obsequious servants always at their disposal – but they also get the same five-star treatment abroad, an intriguing documentary has revealed.
Queen of the World, an insightful new documentary which aired on ITV last night, disclosed intimate details about the lofty realm in which the Royals reside.
The programme charts the everyday life and work of Her Majesty the Queen as she goes about her Royal engagements.
One intriguing scene features Master of the Household of Rideau Hall, Christine Macintyre, who is responsible for overseeing every aspect of a Royal visit to the Ottawa residence of Her Majesty.
During the snippet, Ms Macintyre revealed the Royal Family always receives their own particular sheets at Rideau Hall, to give the impression they were sleeping in their own bed.
She said: “After a long day of travelling, there is nothing better than going into a bed that doesn’t feel like a hotel bed.
“And that is what you are trying to do – is to make it feel like they are in their own bed.”
Maids in the Canadian Royal residence work tirelessly to give the sheets the perfect feel, spending longer than an hour on each individual sheet of linen to get it just right.
Ms Macintyre said: “There are special sheets that are used for members of the Royal Family.
“And they are kept aside and brought out on only those special occasions when they are here.”
Referring to the women who prepare the sheets ahead of the Royal Family’s arrival, Ms Macintyre said: “It takes over an hour to iron one sheet.”
Other members of the Royal Family are rumoured to never travel abroad without certain bizarre items.
Prince Charles was forced to downplay rumours that he always travels with his own personal toilet seat.
Asked about the claims by presenters on Brisbane’s Hit105 radio station, Prince Charles quipped: “My own what?
“Oh, don’t believe all that crap.”
The question was put to the Prince of Wales as he and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, were on an engagement in Brisbane during a seven-day tour of Australia.
Prince William also has a particular travel item.
He never travels abroad without his Globe-Trotter suitcase.
Established in 1897 in Germany, the brand moved to the UK in 1932 and was favoured by Queen Elizabeth during her honeymoon in 1947.
Meanwhile, the Queen is rumoured to never leave the house without a trusty chocolate biscuit cake.
Former Royal Chef Darren McGrady said: “Now the chocolate biscuit cake is the only cake that goes back again and again and again every day until it’s all gone.
“She’ll take a small slice every day until eventually there is only one tiny piece, but you have to send that up, she wants to finish the whole of that cake.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK