Royal family: The common foods the Queen has banned from her plate

Do you know which food is banned from the Queen of England's plate? We will tell you all about what the Buckingham Palace’s chefs aren’t allowed to cook.

The food that the royal family never eats
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The food that the royal family never eats

If you do watch The Crown you must be familiar with the royal dining etiquettes. Being a part of the Buckingham Palace is not always a bed of roses; there are several things to keep in mind when it comes to the culinary works in the palace.

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Here are two items that are prohibited on the dinner table, and some cuisines can’t do without these ingredients.

It is used for flavouring and seasoning meals across the world. Read more to find out.

Smelly bulbs

Garlic Sebastien Marchand

Be it pasta or an Indian curry, bulbs and cloves of garlic are used in a variety of dishes, but not inside the Buckingham Palace. This was reportedly confirmed by Darren McGrady, the head chef at Buckingham Palace.

Garlic has been banned! And there are two reasons for this:

  • The first one was pointed out in an Australian Television show with the Duchess of Cornwall. She revealed that the fresh breath of the Royal Family had to be preserved under all circumstances.
  • The Queen absolutely hates the bulbous plant, garlic.

MasterChef judge Gary Mehigan asked her if garlic wasn't allowed ‘because you're talking, and chatting all the time,’ to which the Queen replied:

Yes, exactly. So you always have to lay off the garlic.

Dangerous shellfish

Shellfish Christopher Carson

According to numerous reports, the royal family has historically been barred from ordering shellfish when dining out. Shellfish is tasty, but it may easily be cooked incorrectly and induce food poisoning.

Shell fishes include many species of clams, mussels, oysters, winkles, and scallops. They may contain various amounts of heavy metals, which can accumulate in the body and cause health problems.

But, it's not just shellfish that gets a negative review. When the royal family travels, it’s also said that they are urged to avoid rare meat and tap water.

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