The Entire Royal Family Has Been Banned from Eating *This* One Food
You would think as a member of the royal family, you’d have your pick of fine dining experiences. Caviar? Sure! Truffles? You betcha. Surf and turf? Er… well… maybe hold the surf. According to Travel + Leisure, in addition to being made to always travel with black clothing, the entire royal family has actually been BANNED from eating shellfish! Crazy, we know!
Apparently, the risk of foodborne illness is too great with shellfish to risk for the royal fam, who must adhere to their busy schedules at all times. Okay, fair enough, but no lobster? Come on!
And that’s not all: In an effort to keep them healthy, they’re also advised against eating foreign meats while abroad, as well as tap water.
The rules are even stricter when the Queen herself is present. As her former chef previously revealed to the National Post, garlic is a definite no-no. “… at Buckingham Palace, you don’t cook with garlic,” he quipped. “I suppose, in case you get the royal burp.”
View this post on Instagram
Prince Harry hands out healthy lunches to children and young people taking part in an activeNewham summer holiday activity session in Newham's Central Park. Studies have shown that there are up to 3 million children in the UK at risk of being hungry during the holidays, and children can lose 80% of the fitness levels they have built up over the school year. The activity session, which forms part of the @streetgamesuk #FitAndFed campaign, is a response to the pressing issue of holiday hunger, isolation and inactivity that many children across the UK experience during the school holidays. Image: PA
A post shared by Kensington Palace (@kensingtonroyal) on
As another former chef, Darren McGrady, shared with The Telegraph back in 2015, there are no starches prepared at the Royal table, either. “No starch is the rule. No potatoes, rice, or pasta for dinner. Just usually something like grilled sole with vegetables and salad.”
Dang. We’re seriously starting to feel for Prince William, Kate, and Harry! Maybe we don’t want to be a Royal after all… just kidding! (*Wink, wink*)
Would you give up shellfish and garlic to be a royal? Tell us over @BritandCo.
(h/t InStyle; photos via Chris Jackson/Getty)