WHEN it comes to travel, Kate Middleton has strict rules to follow – some of which pertain to enjoying the local cuisine.
Members of the royal family are reportedly banned from eating shellfish after Queen Elizabeth laid down the important rules that all royals must follow when abroad.
Due to the relatively high risk of food poisoning, “a very sensible move is not to eat seafood when you’re on public service,” said renowned British etiquette expert Grant Harrold.
“We don’t want any member of the royal family to have a serious reaction to food poisoning.
“Especially when she’s touring abroad,” he told Woman & Home magazine.
The Queen is reportedly abiding by the no-shellfish policy in particular, and Kate and William must also follow that rule during their trip to the Caribbean.
Describing the delicacy as “delicious,” chef Matt Dean Pettit explained, “The day before going on holiday with my family, I had the perfect opportunity to dream up all the delicious shellfish I would make at home!”
However, despite the strict rules, Prince William is rumored to be a fan of sushi and Prince Charles was once spotted treating himself to seafood during a business trip.
Unlike her relatives, the queen reportedly refuses to eat oysters as she dislikes the delicacy.
“Inevitably there will be a thing or two that the Queen and her husband do not like, and the hosts will be warned in good time,” wrote former royal servant Charles Oliver in the book Dinner at Buckingham Palace.
“The palace instructions just say, ‘Neither the Queen nor the Duke of Edinburgh like oysters.’
As well as sharing an aversion to oysters, the Queen also hates garlic – a universal favorite that is banned at the palace.
“We can never serve anything with garlic or too much onion,” revealed Royal Chef Darren McGrady.
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“They don’t cook with garlic at Buckingham Palace. I suppose in case you get the royal burp,” John Higgins, another former chef, told the National Post.
Other foods that are also not found in the royal kitchen during dinner are potatoes, rice and pasta.
“She’s very disciplined when she’s eating alone,” McGrady said of the Queen.
”No starch is the rule… Usually just something like grilled sole with vegetables and salad.”
Due to growing animal welfare concerns, Prince Charles also banned French foie gras in 2008.
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