Prince Charles doesn't have 7 eggs for breakfast, says Palace
Clarence House has dispelled "myths" about the Prince of Wales saying that the heir to the throne does not have seven boiled eggs cooked for him at breakfast but only eats one.
Jeremy Paxman, the Newsnight presenter, made the original claims in his book On Royalty, published in 2006.
He wrote that the story, which came from "one of the prince's friends" was that after a day's hunting, the Prince of Wales liked to have a boiled egg, the Telegraph reported.
He is said to be so particular about the firmness of the yolk that he had his staff regularly provide seven eggs, numbered according to cooking time, so he could sample each and select according to preferred hardness.
Under a frequently asked questions section on the new website, the suggestion is refuted.
"Does The Prince of Wales have seven boiled eggs cooked for his breakfast but only eat one, as claimed in Jeremy Paxman's book 'On Monarchy'?," the website asks.
The answer: "No, he doesn't and never has done, at breakfast or any other time."
The website seeks to address twenty six charges made against Prince Charles and his wife - amongst them the suggestion that he has too many staff, is an advocate of medically unproven homeopathic treatments and interferes in Government policy.