Myth of prince’s breakfast debunked

Updated 15 November 2012
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Myth of prince’s breakfast debunked

LONDON: Prince Charles does not have seven eggs cooked for him for breakfast, according to the Royal Family’s new website which aims to dispel popular myths surrounding the British monarchy.
“No, he doesn’t and never has done, at breakfast or any other time,” Clarence House said in response to the claims that were first made by BBC presenter Jeremy Paxman in his 2006 book “On Monarchy.”
Clarence House, Prince Charles’ private office, usually renowned for protecting the secrecy of the direct heir to the throne, his wife and children, has changed tact and opted to debunk the myths in a new frequently asked questions section.
The website denies Prince Charles, who turns 64 on Wednesday, dislikes all modern architecture — an allegation he has frequently been accused of in his work to protect British heritage. In response to the question, “Does The Prince advocate untested and dangerous alternative medical therapies?,” the site also gives a forceful no.
“Not at all. The Prince is a keen advocate of integrated health care. This means taking a wider, preventative approach to health care by addressing the underlying social, lifestyle and environmental causes.”
The Prince also pays tax, has not given any thought to his coronation, nor lent his support to the creation of a new Royal Yacht as a legacy for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Neither does the Duchess of Cornwall smoke, the website assured. She “gave up smoking many years ago.”
In response to a question about why Prince Charles, as an environmental campaigner, drives a Bentley, the site said the “car is required for some engagements for security reasons and is owned by the Metropolitan Police.”


Death defying ‘stunt’ lands Saudi man in police custody

Updated 32 min 38 sec ago
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Death defying ‘stunt’ lands Saudi man in police custody

DUBAI: A shocking video has been released on social media of a man who jumps from the roof of a car into the path of an articulated lorry in what appears to be a death defying stunt.
Without any consideration for the safety for himself or other motorists, the man can be seen dancing on the car which is parked on the side of the road, in the background the vast lorry can be seen approaching.
At the last moment the man is seen jumping onto the floor causing the lorry to swerve violently to avoid hitting him.
The man has now been arrested by the General Directorate of Traffic – according to UAE daily Gulf News – on charges of endangering the lives of other road users.