King Charles felt his mom Queen Elizabeth ‘was chilly and aloof’ throughout ‘lonely’ childhood, creator claims

Christopher Andersen believes there’s a cause why King Charles is “some of the eccentric sovereigns Nice Britain has ever had.”

The creator has written a new book about the monarch, titled “The King: The Lifetime of Charles III.” Andersen, who has beforehand written books concerning the British royal household, spoke to quite a few palace insiders who’ve made stunning revelations concerning the 73-year-old.

“A lot about Charles you would actually hint again to his childhood, which was heartbreakingly lonely,” Andersen just lately claimed to ETOnline. “Charles has described his relationship along with his mom [by saying] that she was chilly and aloof, that his father was a bully who hectored him, who made him cry in entrance of different individuals, bodily bullied him.”

“I feel it’s very telling that Charles solely spent as a boy … two 15-minute durations a day [with his parents],” Andersen alleged. “… When he had a tonsillectomy, when he had a really unhealthy case of the flu, when he fell down the steps and broke his ankle, when he had an emergency appendectomy on the age of 13, neither his mom nor his father visited him on the hospital.”


Queen Elizabeth II with Prince Charles at Windsor Nice Park, throughout a polo match, 1956. Creator Christopher Andersen alleged that the longer term king described his mom as ‘chilly and aloof’ throughout his ‘lonely’ childhood.
(Photograph by Hulton Archive/Getty Photographs)

Andersen identified that Charles was despatched to boarding faculty in Scotland, an expertise that was described as “pure hell.”

“What he went by is de facto fairly alarming,” mentioned Andersen. “As a boy, as a younger man, he was routinely overwhelmed by older college students, hung up bare in a bathe and sprayed with chilly water and left there. He was pummeled and wrestled to the bottom.”

“He wrote these pleading letters to his dad and mom to please take him out of faculty,” Andersen claimed to the outlet. “By immediately’s requirements, it could be akin to hazing or youngster abuse, frankly, and but his dad and mom turned a blind eye to it. I feel that triggered an incredible resentment.”

On Wednesday evening, a former classmate of Charles’ spoke out within the ITV documentary “Charles: Our New King.”


Prince Charles arrives at Gordonstoun School in Scotland for his first term. One former classmate said the future king was bullied during his time at the prestigious boarding school.

Prince Charles arrives at Gordonstoun Faculty in Scotland for his first time period. One former classmate mentioned the longer term king was bullied throughout his time on the prestigious boarding faculty.
(Photograph by Central Press/Getty Photographs)

In it, he alleged that Charles was tormented whereas attending Gordonstoun, a boarding faculty in Scotland. The future king adopted in his father’s footsteps and attended the varsity from the age of 13.

“One of many errors that have been made when Charles arrived at Gordonstoun was that we have been all advised he was simply to be handled like everyone else,” mentioned John Stonborough. “However he wasn’t everyone else, was he? He was going to be the King of England.”

“He had a personal detective, we didn’t have personal detectives,” he alleged. “And when he got here, they strengthened the entire guidelines, and it grew to become a stricter faculty, and I feel that some individuals took it out on him. I really witnessed one straight assault on Prince Charles throughout a rugby recreation when … one man pulled his ear, and one other man punched him. And there was a little bit little bit of pleasure that one way or the other these individuals managed to clock the longer term King of England.”

Stonborough mentioned that Charles by no means complained and simply “put up with it.”


Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster on October 14, 2019, in London, England. The queen passed away on Sept. 8 at age 96.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, in the course of the State Opening of Parliament on the Palace of Westminster on October 14, 2019, in London, England. The queen handed away on Sept. 8 at age 96.
(Photograph by Paul Edwards  – WPA Pool/Getty Photographs)

“He discovered it tough to make associates … individuals discovered it tough to make associates with him as a result of they bought teased in the event that they tried to be his good friend,” mentioned Stonborough.… However , he was essentially the most remarkably stoic individual. He by no means complained … actually not that we have been ever conscious of it. He simply put up with it, he bought together with it. And I feel that Gordonstoun in all probability put a little bit little bit of metal in his spine.”

The documentary shared that Charles defended the varsity throughout his Home of Lords speech within the mid-‘70s.

“I’m at all times astonished by the quantity of rot talked about Gordonstoun and the careless use of historical clichés used to explain it,” mentioned Charles on the time. “It was solely powerful within the sense that it demanded extra of you as a person than most different colleges did — mentally or bodily.”

“I’m fortunate in that I imagine it taught me an ideal deal about myself and my very own talents and disabilities,” Charles shared. “It taught me to simply accept challenges and take the initiative.”

Charles grew to become king when his mom, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, handed away on Sept. 8. She was 96.

Leave a Comment