Prince Charles 'enjoying' watching Wolf Hall

Prince Charles has revealed he is a fan of the BBC adaptation of Dame Hilary Mantel's novels Wolf Hall, despite his Clarence House residence reportedly being nicknamed after the "treacherous" world depicted in her books.

Prince Charles
Prince Charles

Britain's Prince Charles is a fan of 'Wolf Hall'.

The 66-year-old royal expressed his interest in the BBC adaptation of Hilary Mantel's novels about the life of Henry VIII's powerful fixer Thomas Cromwell while making the author a Dame, despite a biography recently claiming his household is nicknamed after the "treacherous" world depicted in her books.

According to the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Mantel said: "We talked about the television series of 'Wolf Hall', which he is enjoying very much."

Asked if she could imagine the Prince of Wales' household being similar to that of Henry VIII's in her novel, she added: "I couldn't possibly comment on that! I think there may be an element of exaggeration there."

The comparison was made in Time magazine journalist Catherine Mayer's new biography 'Charles: The Heart of a King', which was published yesterday (05.02.15) and claimed Clarence House is so plagued by backstabbing and in-fighting that employees refer to it as Wolf Hall.

Prince Charles - who is married to Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall - carried out the inauguration as his mother the Queen quietly marked the 63rd anniversary of her ascension to throne and the anniversary of her father George VI's death at her home in Sandringham.

Meanwhile, Dame Hilary previously caused controversy in 2013 when she suggested Charles' daughter-in-law, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was a "shop-window mannequin" whose only purpose was to breed.

However, she's now defended her comments insisting she was misunderstood.

She said: "Far from being a criticism, it was a plea to remember she's a human being as well as a royal person. It was extremely unfortunate that it was interpreted as a personal criticism."

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