New light is being shed on how King Charles III reportedly directs his staff.
In “Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind the Crown” by Valentine Low, people close to the monarch shared that Charles has a “fierce temper and a fierce work ethic.”
“Things would frustrate him, especially the media,” a source told Low, which The Times published of the book.
A former member of his household described it as going from “zero to 60 in an instant and then back down again.” The source shared that he “rarely directs” his anger at people.
A representative for Charles did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
Other former members of his staff described the king as “never satisfied with himself or with what he has achieved. People around him had to work hard to keep up.” The insider added: “He had enormous stamina.”
“He would push people hard,” according to “Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind the Crown.” “He was full of ideas, he was always asking people to go and do things. The workload as a private secretary would be immense. He had strong opinions. He also had the right temperament, which was quite amusing.”
“He rarely directed it at the individual. It was about something, and he would lose his temper. He would throw something. He would go from zero to 60 in an instant and then back off. Things frustrated him, especially the media.”
The book states that Charles is “very demanding of himself” and expects the same from his staff. The phone calls reportedly come “anytime” from after breakfast to 11 p.m., including during Christmas, The Times shared.
“At any given moment, he may want to call you about something. Working on his boxes, on his ideas, on his papers. The pacing is pretty intense,” a source shared with Low.
The monarch was described as a “man on a mission” with a range of different interests. The book shares how the king turned to different people with backgrounds in “architecture, alternative medicine, business, organic farming, housing, Jungian psychoanalysis, Islamic art, rainforests, crop circles, and the media.”
Low claimed that working for Charles meant dealing with “helpful suggestions” from advisers. He claimed that the king “was not always a good judge of who he should have heard from him”.
“Jimmy Savile, the broadcaster and charity fundraiser who, after his death, was revealed to be a serial sex offender, wrote a manual for charles about how the royal family should deal with the media after major disasters,” Low wrote.
“Charles passed his advice on to the Duke of Edinburgh, who in turn passed it on to the Queen,” he said.
Carlos assumed the throne after Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 1. 8. he was 96 years old. “Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind the Crown” is expected to premiere in October. 6.
In a second book, “Courtiers: Intrigue, Ambition, and the Power Players Behind the House of Windsor,” Low will dive into the lives of Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, prince william and Kate Middleton. This book will be released in June 2023.