Now that she's a royal, Meghan Markle can no longer eat garlic when she's travelling

Now that she's a royal, Meghan Markle can no longer eat garlic when she's travelling

Now that she's a member of the royal family, Meghan Markle is subject to a whole host of strange, sometimes archaic rules and etiquette guidelines. As well as probably being subject to a few awkward looks and conversations from the extended royal family - that won't go amiss in Get Out 2 - there are now some foods the former actor can't eat when she's travelling to new countries. Difficult for a self-confessed foodie.

As a royal, Meghan is not allowed to eat garlic while travelling - at least not while she's on official royal visits anyway. Why? Pretty much for the obvious reason: the Royal Family are vampires, and Meghan has been converted. Just kidding! The actual reason is more pragmatic.

As per the Sunday Express, a national newspaper in the UK: "Garlic is banned from being included in foods eaten by royal family members. With many meetings between official visitors, it is thought to be advised against to prevent any awkward bad breath."

Weird right? If you think this is old and stupid, the rule doesn't seem likely to change any time soon, since Queen Elizabeth II notoriously hates garlic. "We can never serve anything with garlic or too much onions," Darren McGrady, royal chef at Buckingham Palace, once revealed in interviews. "The Queen would never have garlic on the menu."

Members of the Royal Family are also not allowed to eat shellfish while travelling for royal visits, due to the high risk of food poisoning associated with the dish. This also makes logical sense - royal visits are scheduled down to the minute and a sick day due to food poisoning could cause a royal to miss an important event.

Even though Meghan and Harry have mad a lot of time in the limelight post-wedding, their first official trip as a married couple will be to Dublin, followed by a Commonwealth tour of Australia, according to Sunday Express. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's tour of Australia will include visits to Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand. The tour has been planned to coincide with the Invictus Games, which will be held in Sydney from October 20 to 27.

I highly doubt the blanket ban on garlic will stop Meghan being a foodie, even if it means her favourite dishes lack that unique punch. She has always given her body the royal treatment. Not only does she enjoy vegan food regularly, she also stays uber hydrated, starting her days off well with incredible breakfasts. She knows how to indulge, too.

Before becoming the Duchess of Sussex she loved a glass of wine and was not afraid of carb heavy dishes.

Meghan's go-tos are pasta and fries, she told Best Health magazine."I don’t ever want to feel deprived," she said. "I feel that the second you do that is when you start to binge on things," she added, which couldn't be truer in my opinion. Granted she probably doesn't cook for herself too much, but having meals good enough for the Queen doesn't sound too bad, to be honest.