London - His daughter Princess Charlene of Monaco may have picked up a congenital disposition to flee her nuptials, worried genealogists said today.
Fans of Charles reckon he had to be sedated and had his passport confiscated - three times, no less! - before the daft wedding could actually take place.
In both cases a prenup review of marriage benefits eventually swayed jaded reluctance to tie the knot in a blaze of publicity.
"Except, of course, that Princess Charlene's got that pregnancy/heir-and-a-spare clause in her pre-wedding agreement," someone at Dork's Landed Gentry said today, "whereas Charles just needed a sperm test and a shotgun to seal the day."
Newlywed Princess Charlene and her gargoyle spouse Prince Albert are due to fly to South Africa later this week for a week-long safari honeymoon in the Veld.
A SatNav-controlled ankle bracelet may be removed following successful pollination of the bride's stigma and safe delivery of Monaco's next Grimaldi mini-me.