King Charles sleeps in an oxygen tent to help combat a troublesome ailment, according to a new book by royal expert Ingrid Seward.

The book in question, named My Mother and I, releases today, looking to examining the ins and outs of the complex relationship shared by the late Queen Elizabeth and King Charles.

Arguably chief amongst the claims made in the book is the idea that the Queen was left perplexed by her son’s lifestyle and many of the choices he made, as he knew he was destined to one day be King of England as her eldest son.

Not only that, but Seward also said that Charles’ unique upbringing – his mother’s hectic schedule as Queen meant that he was often cared for by nannies growing up – greatly impacted him in later life.

An excerpt from the book reads: “The Queen never understood Charles’ pampered lifestyle and found it rather mystifying, as by nature Charles is not a selfish man, but a life of being deferred to often stopped him considering others.”

Seward also revealed that the King sleeps in an oxygen tent whenever he is suffering with sinus problems.

“He has no sympathy for trivial ailments and combats his own sinus problems by sleeping in an oxygen tent,” Seward writes.

Tiredness or oversleeping are not acceptable excuses for missing even an hour’s work and he will never have a lie-in on a Sunday morning, even if he is feeling unwell.

(Original Caption) Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth are shown here at their Windsor home.

Naturally, there is growing worry where Charles is concerned after the 75-year-old monarch was recently diagnosed with cancer. The King was in hospital to undergo treatment on an enlarged prostate, but mere days after he was discharged, Buckingham Palace announced that doctors had found cancer.

At the time of writing it hasn’t been made clear what cancer Charles has, nor what stage he is in, though the Palace did move to clarify that it was not prostate cancer.

Earlier this week it was reported that the King is moving back and forth between the Sandringham and London as he starts his treatment. Yesterday it was claimed that he was heading back to Sandringham alone, with it said that he prefers being there as it afford him more privacy.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 14: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales attends the “A Starry Night In The Nilgiri Hills” event hosted by the Elephant Family in partnership with the British Asian Trust at Lancaster House on July 14, 2021 in London, England. The event is the finale of “CoExistence”, a campaign by wildlife conservation charity Elephant Family. (Photo by Jonathan Brady – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Robert Hardman, author of Charles III: New King. New Court. The Inside Story, told BBC Radio 4’s Today program: “I would imagine we probably won’t see him at Westminster Abbey now.

“I’m sure there will be a statement, a message – he’ll want to engage with that. It’s moments like that when an absence is noted, but the day-to-day running of the monarchy will not really change.”


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