A royal biographer has revealed how Prince Charles caused a stir during a trip to India.
Kitty Kelley claims the Prince of Wales left reporters feeling very “uncomfortable” after making a joke about religion and marriage.
According to Kitty, in her new book The Royals, she wrote: “Reporters followed Charles on his visit to the Taj Mahal and asked what he thought about the great monument to passion built by a Mogul emperor in memory of his wife"
“‘A marvellous idea,’ said Charles: ‘to build something so wonderful to someone one loved so very much.’
“An Indian reporter asked about the Prince’s own projects for a wife, and Charles left him breathless with his odd response.
“‘I’m encouraged by the fact that if I were to become a Muslim, he said ‘I could have lots of wives’."
She added: “The British reporters glanced at one another uncomfortably, wondering if the Prince was joking."
Kitty revealed that the comment was ignored by British press and the trip was dubbed a big success.