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The occasional outbursts of King Charles, causing concern among palace staff, have been detailed in a new book by Robert Hardman. According to the book, titled “The Making of a King: King Charles III and the Modern Monarchy,” the monarch tends to get upset over minor issues, leaving those around him worried about upsetting him. However, Queen Camilla is portrayed as a calming influence, described as a “strong voice of common sense” by Hardman.

Hardman reveals that the King’s temper has been witnessed in public, such as his frustration with a faulty fountain pen shortly after the Queen’s death. Lord Chartres, a friend of the King from university, praises Queen Camilla for her ability to be robust in her views, allowing the King to relax during challenging situations. Christopher Andersen, author of “The King,” describes Charles as “very moody” and “very temperamental,” highlighting his volcanic temper and capability of flying into rages.

Anecdotes of Charles’ reactions to mishaps include pulling a sink off the wall in a fit of fury after dropping a cuff link down a drain. There are also allegations of furniture being thrown out of windows during arguments with Princess Diana. Despite these instances, Charles has demonstrated self-awareness and humor about his moods. In a public incident where a pen leaked during a signing at Hillsborough Castle, he expressed frustration, handing the pen to Camilla. Yet, in a later speech, he joked about the challenges with fountain pens, emphasizing the British sense of humor and the ability to laugh at oneself.

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