Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall reveals her husband's favourite food, and discusses the royal eating habits
By the time you're married to someone for 13 years, you've got a pretty good idea of how your life is going to go. Having committed to someone for so long, you know their fears, their foibles and their weak points, but you also know what it is that attracted them to you in the first place.
Funnily enough, Prince Charles has been married to Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, for 13 years now. Unlike the heir to the throne's previous relationship with Princess Diana, it's been a relationship almost completely free of drama, and in the best possible way, I occasionally forget that Camilla Parker Bowles is now part of the Royal Family.
After this latest appearance on the Australian MasterChef, though, I'd imagine that Camilla's name will be on everyone's lips like it's 2005 all over again. The 70-year-old spilled the beans on her famous family's food preferences, including that of her royal husband.
Let's see what Camilla had to say. First, Prince Charles' favourite foods. Speaking to the MasterChef judge Gary Mehigan, Camilla revealed that while she and her husband aren't exactly fans of spicy food, Charles is a huge fan of Red Leicester, cheddar, gorgonzola and the rest of the gang.
I'm talking about cheese, in case you hadn't figured it out.
“He loves, loves local cheeses,” Camilla revealed to Mehigan. “He’s a huge cheese fan, anything to do with cheese, he will love.” When you consider that she also revealed how Charles was a huge sucker for "anything with eggs, with a bed of a lot of local vegetables", I'm beginning to think that the ideal meal to have with Prince Charles is a nice Fiorentina pizza, with a runny egg yolk dripping through the spinach and parmesan.
Well, at least I know now what Prince Charles likes to eat. But what about the things you're not allowed to eat while you're seated with the Royal Family? By now, you've probably heard that Meghan Markle isn't allowed to eat garlic anymore now that she's married Prince Harry, and the Duchess of Cornwall pretty much confirmed that.
"I hate to say this, but garlic. Garlic is a no-no," revealed Camilla, to which judge Mehigan replied: “Because you’re talking, chatting?” “Yes, exactly. So you always have to lay off the garlic,” said Camilla, and although I absolutely love some garlicky pasta or Guy Fieri's signature Donkey Sauce, I would also not like to contend with Prince Phillip's stank breath (a sentence I never, ever thought I would type in my life, and may never type again). Fair enough.
Finally, Camilla revealed the condiment that her grandchildren love to munch down on with their lunches and dinners. "I'm afraid to say, even ketchup. My grandchildren are rather addicted to ketchup," Camilla said of Prince George and Princess Charlotte. She also admitted she kept a bottle of the stuff in her fridge, just for the little'uns.
Isn't that sweet? Well, not only do you know about what to put on a hot dog for the Royal Children, you're well on the way to being able to serve a meal for the Royal Family that they'll love.
Now, all you have to do is learn how to cook.