The Unbelievably Strict Royal Diet

The Royal Family is the epitome of greatness, wealth, and of course, meals arranged by the world's top chefs. One would imagine that the Royal Family has the option to pick what they want to be served. Yet, it isn't so simple. Life as a Royal is one of obligation, and everyone has to keep to various standards – including what they eat. So, what are some of the most surprising culinary rules at Buckingham Palace? Let's find out! 

Image Credits: Getty Images / The Queen at an event.


A BIG "NO" TO ANY SHELLFISH 

As indicated by BBC, the Royals put forth a massive attempt to abstain from eating shellfish while feasting in their homes or whenever they travel. The explanation is on the grounds that shellfish foods have been known to be a dangerous cuisine that can potentially lead to sickness. 

Image Credits: Getty Images / Prince William at an event.

Grant Harold, the royal's former butler explained that “It’s a very sensible move to abandon having seafood when out and about on public dates. We don’t want a member of the Royal Family having a serious reaction to food poisoning, especially if [they are] on an overseas tour."

Image Credits: Getty Images / The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles at an event.


ROYALTY MUST PASS ON RARE MEAT 

The Queen allegedly won't put her lips on rare meat and, as per her previous gourmet expert Mr. McGrady, she prefers her meat well done. Why? Well, royals have always been prohibited from eating nourishment that contains rare meat when they are at events, similar to steak tartare. This is yet again for their own safety. 

Image Credits: Getty Images / The Queen at an event.


FOIE GRAS IS A FAUX PAS IN THE PALACE 

Ah, the divine taste of Fois Gras... The French delicacy, made with the liver of a duck or goose, has been restricted in royal residences since 2008 by the Prince of Wales over worries of animal safety. The Royal's Deputy Master declared this in a letter to a PETA dissident in Bristol. 

Image Credits: Getty Images / Princess Diana at an event.

The letter expressed: “I just want to reassure you that the Prince of Wales has a policy that his chefs should never buy foie gras.” Charles was additionally supposed to consider pulling out the Royal warrant from his number one cheddar shop in view of their choice to stock foie gras. Whether or not he went through with this is unknown. 

Image Credits: Getty Images / The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles at an event.


A SAD GOODBYE TO PASTA... 

As per Darren McGrady, the Queen will, in general, try not to eat dull nourishments such as starch, for example, potatoes, pasta, and rice. Exemptions ARE made on notable events and dates only. This standard doesn't always matter to all royals in their personal capacity but suppers at Buckingham Palace or any place the Queen is staying will be another story. 

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The Queen isn't the only royal or prominent figure to quit eating pasta, another dignitary, Pope Francis was advised to lay off the carbs back in 2015. It is likely Queen Elizabeth adheres to this standard for wellbeing reasons too, with numerous doctors guaranteeing that a low-carb diet leads to prosperity. 

Image Credits: Getty Images / The Queen at an event.


THE BASE OF FLAVOR IS NOT ALLOWED: NO GARLIC AND ONION! 

Garlic and onions are the premises and base flavor of numerous dinner and lunch meals. With its fragrant smell, it's the ideal method to improve any meal, but this will not do in the palace. It is something that the Royals can't appreciate. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, shared that "garlic is a no-no". 

Image Credits: Getty Images / The Duchess of Cornwall at an event.

She disclosed that they are advised to "lay off the garlic" since they frequently visit with dignitaries and individuals at fancy events and dinners. During a meeting, previous Royal culinary expert, McGrady uncovered that gourmet specialists were likewise prevented from utilizing an excessive number of onions when cooking for the Palace. 

Image Credits: Getty Images / The Duchess of Cornwall at an event.


NO TAP WATER 

Previously, the Queen has visited Oman, the UAE, Thailand, Nepal, Morocco, Tunisia, Bahrain, Kuwait, and a large group of different nations that lacked good drinking water conditions. Considering that, it's obvious that tap water is on the list of things they're not permitted to drink abroad.    

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All things considered, the last thing you want as a royal or any tourist, in general, is to contract a bad bug or tummy issues while staying over in such extraordinary countries. We notice that most of these royal diet rules are indeed linked to the safety of The Crown and its family members. Do you agree? 

Image Credits: Getty Images / Prince Charles and Camilla.


WILLIAM AND HARRY'S OLD EATING HABITS 

In spite of the fact that Princess Diana was the most health-conscious eater within the royal circles, it has been said that it was essential to her that William and Harry could just be and act like young men. That implied many trips to McDonald's all through their youth. It was a massive favorite of theirs. These days the men are inspired to eat balanced meals thanks to their wives! 

Image Credits: Getty Images / Princess Diana with her sons.


MEGHAN MARKLE: A LOVER OF WINE

Meghan Markle told Delish pre-Harry that vino is one of her most loved treats. She obviously cherishes Tignanello as well, so much so that she named her now-deleted blog after it. It was called The Tig. She also added that "in the summer, though, when I'm out with my friends, it's rosé all day." Get it, girl!  

Image Credits: Getty Images / Meghan Markle on the set of Suits.


HOT WATER, LEMON & A GREEN SMOOTHIE 

Hot water with lemon was a staple back in Meghan's shoot days (on Suits), she'd follow that up with steel-cut oats and mix in some yummy bananas. Meghan will also do the green juice thing if she's peckish, and she also noted that green juice is not her fave but she sees it as "a food-as-medicine philosophy."

Image Credits: Getty Images / Meghan Markle on the set of Suits.


SHE LOVES HER FRENCH FRIES

Can you believe the stunning royal, Meghan is a lover of fast food as well. She is especially keen on french fries. "I'm always hoping I'm having lunch with people, so we can share fries. It's its own food group for me," Meghan said. The Duchess cherishes this meal whenever she can get her hands on it. Ah, Hollywood and royal stars: They're much the same as us! 

Image Credits: Getty Images / Meghan Markle and Prince Harry taste foods.


KATE MIDDLETON ENJOYS HER CURRY 

Kate Middleton is more of a supper lover. She's said to appreciate curry — both creating it and eating it. She'll make it for her family, and additionally for any visitors who come over. However, back when she was prepping for her massive royal wedding, she stuck to more health-conscious meals.  

Image Credits: Getty Images / Kate Middleton feeding her children.


KATE FOLLOWED A STRICT PRE-WEDDING DIET 

Did you know Kate adhered to a super high protein, low carb regimen before her 2011 wedding to William? We are not sure if Kate still keeps up this everyday practice, except that she was very strict with it back then. Despite this, the Duchess is said to have a deep love for dessert! 

Image Credits: Getty Images / Kate Middleton spotted eating out.


NEVER SAY NO TO DESSERT 

With Christmas coming around the corner, it is nice to know that we won't be the only ones indulging in the sweet treats of the season. Kate is really into holiday foods, so we know that her Christmas feasting is all about baked goods, cakes, and pastries. What we would give to have a seat at her royal cake table! 

Image Credits: Getty Images / Prince William and Duchess Kate enjoy ice cream.


THE QUEEN'S MORNING REGIME

The sovereign Queen begins her day with tea, always tea! Along with it comes cookies and biscuits. Occasionally she'll eat toast and preserves or, on exceptional events, fried eggs with smoked salmon and bit off truffle. Hmm, that does indeed sound scrumptious. The Telegraph reports that "she prefers brown eggs because she thinks they taste better."

Image Credits: Getty Images / The Queen enjoying tea.


HER MAJESTY LOVES CONSISTENCY IN HER DIET 

Despite the fact that the protein may shift in her diet, the Queen adheres to a very consistent meat-and-veggies diet. She generally requires a chocolate roll cake as well. Darren McGrady added that "she’ll take a small slice every day until eventually there is only one tiny piece...she wants to finish the whole of that cake.” When she goes on a trip, the cake goes with her! 

Image Credits: Getty Images / The Queen and Prince Philip at an event.


CHAMPAGNE IS A MUST 

One of the more surprising additions to the royal meal plan is that one should always remember the champagne. In fact, the Queen has a four-day drink limit. Her glass of champagne comes after dessert and ends her day off perfectly. What a good life she leads!  

Image Credits: Getty Images / The Queen at an event.


A NICE TREAT: MANGOES AND MOUSSE

So garlic and pasta are off the menu but there are certainly many treats that make up for this. All things considered, for one, she's somewhat of a chocolate fanatic, with chocolate mousse being a specific top pick for her and the rest of the royal family. As indicated by John Higgins, you can anticipate that each plate will be clean if some mousse is on it!

Image Credits: Getty Images / The Queen and Prince Phillip cutting a cake.

The Queen herself is additionally obsessed with mangoes. In fact, did you know that at any time, the Queen will know exactly how many mangoes are being kept in the coolers at Buckingham Palace? Well, now we all know what her most beloved fruit certainly is! 

Image Credits: Getty Images / The Queen and Prince Phillip holding a cake.


BREAKING THE ROYAL DIET RULES

BBC has reported that Queen Elizabeth faithfully observes these guidelines and peculiarities, however, you can expect the more youthful royals, to enjoy a shelly red lobster or some delicious pasta here or there. All food rules simply aren't set in stone for everyone except maybe when they are eating under Her Majesty's roof! 

Image Credits: Getty Images / Kate Middleton and Prince William eating a meal.

Wow, who knew the royal family had so many protocols when it comes to their eating habits and set menus? Which food fact surprised you the most? Leave us a comment to let us know!   

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