Prince Charles puts a lid on lavatory seat rumour

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Turnbull wrote in a 1994 book "The Reluctant Republic" that it was "difficult to believe that Prince Charles could ever be accepted as king".

A reporter for the Hit105 radio station asked, "Is it true that you, uh, carry your own toilet seat when you travel?".

Prince Charles used a ideal choice of words to dispel an ongoing toilet-related rumour.

It will be the final day the prince and duchess are together, with Camilla set to attend events in Brisbane on Friday before flying home, while Charles will fly to Bundaberg and then on the Vanuatu, Cairns and Darwin.

The exposé, written by British investigative writer Tom Bower, is titled the Rebel Prince: The Power, Passion and Defiance of Prince Charles, make ludicrous claims like Charles sending multiple bedrooms' worth of furniture before of an overnight visit to a friend, including his own bottled water and toilet seat.

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And while he was there he was quizzed on claims made in a new biography that Charles carries his own toilet seat everywhere he goes.

We've listened to the audio several times, and have decided that the Duchess' wordless response is the exact midpoint between an embarrassed groan and an annoyed sigh.

The tour comes as Australia is debating having a local head-of-state after the death of Queen Elizabeth.

Charles was greeted in Brisbane by Governor-General Peter Cosgrove, a former Australian army general who represents the monarch in Australia, and was welcomed with a 21-gun salute.

Games organisers insisted that the duchess was not bored by the three-hour opening ceremony after it left her "shattered" and needing "to go to sleep".

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