Britain’s egghead heir

There’s an hilarious Guardian story based on Jeremy Paxman’s forthcoming book about royalty.

According to Jeremy Paxman, …, the prince [of Wales, heir to the Coburg-Saxe-Gotha throne] is particularly fond of a boiled egg after a day’s hunting. “Because his staff are never quite sure whether the egg would be precisely to the satisfactory hardness, a series of eggs was cooked, and laid out in an ascending row of numbers. If the prince felt that number five was too runny, he could knock the top off number six or seven”.