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Why can’t Kate & Meghan eat these food items as royals?


The British royal household rules, we must admit, are very strict. Being a royal wife is a task in itself.

We all know that being a member of the royal family involves rules, and lot’s of them.

Naturally, the rules surrounding the clothes that royals wear are strict, as are the general etiquette rules. However, we never really thought about food.

It came out as a surprise that there are certain food items that members of the royal family can’t eat. They can’t eat them especially when they’re working. So, when Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle married into the family, there were food items they had to stop eating.

Even though Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are not active royals anymore but they still need to follow the rules, especially when they are with the Queen. The Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla, told The Royal UK that when on any official duty, she is not allowed to eat anything which is heavy on the garlic.

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“Garlic is a big no-no, it is completely forbidden… You definitely have to stay away from the garlic,” she said. Camilla Parker revealed all this while appearing on Australian Masterchef.

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Both the Duchesses, Kate and Meghan, are strictly advised not to have too much garlic even on regular days: This strict rule in the family was also confirmed by a former royal chef, Darren McGrady. He said that the chefs working in Buckingham Palace need to avoid too much garlic or onion.

One more thing which is off the menu is Shellfish, for immediate members of the royal family. This is due to the risk of food poisoning and stomach upset. Foie Gras was also banned from the palace in 2008 by Prince Charles over his concerns for animal welfare.

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Such a kind soul: On another note, Queen Elizabeth apparently hates her meat to be cooked rare. There you have it, now please pass the garlic…

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