Prince Charles asked for a ‘private show’, says model
He was seduced by the curves beneath my Versace dress, says Tasha de Vasconcelos
A Monaco-based model better known in the pages of French gossip and beauty magazines than in London (though that could change), has claimed in her autobiography that Prince Charles sidled up to her at a charity event and, under the nose of Camilla, said: "You are magnificent. Would you ever consider a private catwalk show... just for me?"
Tasha de Vasconcelos, now 42, claims in her newly published book, Beauty As A Weapon that the cheesy royal chat-up line was delivered at Syon House in London before Charles and Camilla married.
"During the evening," she writes, "I saw his eyes glance over my necklace, which lit up my face, and to the more intimate attractions of the curves beneath my Versace dress."
This wasn't her only encounter with Prince Charles, apparently. "Every time our paths crossed, the Prince always stepped away from the hangers-on around him to come over and have a little chat with me.
"I must say he was my kind of man. A real gentleman, elegant and seductive. This man pleased me, and his male instincts could detect that."
Tasha also claims that Charles, wearing "a seductive smile", told her she reminded him of an Australian friend called Kanga - referring, presumably, to one of his pre-Diana lovers, Lady Kanga Tryon.
Camilla, needless to say, was less impressed with the charms of the half-Portuguese, Mozambique-born model. According to Tasha, "Camilla didn¹t utter a single word to me for the whole night."
Approached by the Daily Mail for a response, a Clarence House spokesman could only come up with: "We never comment on private conversations".
Tasha, who has a thing about princes (she's also been linked to Prince Albert of Monaco), also recounts a meeting with Prince Andrew. He failed utterly to display the seductive qualities of his elder brother, asking Tasha bluntly:
"Are you a virgin?" to which she replied, "A real gentleman never asks that kind of question."
When she is not rubbing shoulders with royalty, Tasha likes to involve herself in humanitarian work in Africa - "I take care of seven hundred and forty three babies!" - and chat to her friend, Carla Bruni.
The French First Lady, it seems, is her role model. "She has everything I lack. She is a relentless machine, endowed with tremendous efficiency, precision robotic army. With her, no qualms, no feeling useless, nothing but business. I would have liked to borrow a little of her character." ·
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