Prince Charles reportedly avoided the hand dryers, which studies have shown spread germs, during a heritage centre visit in Leicestershire.
While on the tour, aides for the Prince are said to have requested a section of the conveniences be cordoned off for him to use and told organisers of the visit that he would not be using the hand dryers.
Prince Charles arrives by steam train
Instead freshly laundered hand towels were placed in a cubicle for his use.
A source close to the centre said: “There was a real buzz about Prince Charles’s visit and staff wanted it to be perfect.
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“They were more than happy to make one of the toilets for his exclusive use only and for his own hand towels to be used.”
Studies have shown that while many believe dryers to be more hygienic than towels, they harbour germs and the blast of hot air can propel them into the atmosphere.
Prince Charles in pictures Fri, December 16, 2016
Prince Charles as he tours the world for his royal visits.
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Prince of Wales in Clarence House, London as he records a special message for BBC Radio 4's Just a Minute as it enters its 50th anniversary year which will be aired on Christmas Day
Prince Charles also visited a local church
There are also concerns over the environmental impact of hand dryers.
The 68-year-old, who is the next in line to the throne, was visiting the Mountsorrel and Rothley Community Heritage Centre.
The Prince, who is a firm environmentalist and proponent of climate change, arrived by stream train and was welcomed by around 800 well-wishers.
Prince Charles is welcomed by well-wishers in Leicestershire
The news comes after royal sources indicated that the Prince will not lecture Donald Trump on the environment when the US leader attends a state visit later this year, but aides have indicated that the Prince of Wales could raise the topic with the US President.
Mr Trump remains sceptical of global warming and has threatened to “cancel” the United Nations climate change deal signed in Paris in 2015.
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