THE Prince of Wales is being exposed to the working classes twice daily to bolster his immune system before he takes the throne.
Last week Charles managed to hold a handshake with a Birmingham welder for a full three seconds.
A Palace aide said: “It’s hard on him he cried for an hour yesterday when he was forced to sit on a DFS sofa but it’s necessary.
“Without this preparation, he’d take the first pink wafer biscuit that was offered and the shock would prove fatal.
Tutor Julian Cooks said: Its all about acclimatization: five minutes with a Mancunian here, ten minutes with an Essex girl there, building up to 20 minutes trying to understand a Geordie.
Teaching the Prince to say And what do you do? has been hard, but teaching him not to reply And what the fuck is that? when they answer is even harder.”
Charles is being forced through the process by his mother, who says that the resistance to poor person germs she built up during her two-week stint pretending to be a driver in the Womens Auxiliary during the war has stood her in great stead.
The Queen said: When that Irishman broke into my bedroom in 1982, I was able to engage him in conversation about the TV series The Professionals and whether Kevin Keegan could still do a job for England until the police arrived.