Dining like royalty has its perks but did you know royals should never eat garlic? Despite it being the main ingredients many delicious recipes and being full of flavour, the Duchess of Cornwall has revealed it' a big no-no at a royal feast.
During a special episode of MasterChef Australia, Camilla commented that the one ingredient the British royals should never eat is the pungent vegetable because they spend so much time chatting with the public they can't afford to have bad breath.
Camilla said: "I hate to say this, but garlic. Garlic is a no-no. It's always so - you just have to lay off the garlic."
The 70-year-old royal also revealed what foods are Charles' favourites, mentioning that the 69-year-old heir to the throne has a huge appetite for cheese.
She added: "He loves local cheeses; he's a huge cheese fan. Anything to do with cheese, he'll love ... Anything with eggs, with a bit of local vegetables of some kind, he'd love that. You'd definitely see a smile."
The MasterChef Australia contestants were tasked with cooking a meal fit for the royal and Camilla was particularly impressed with one meal, telling one contestant: "I'm particularly partial about local ingredients. And that's what makes it so fascinating is the diversity."
Camilla's son Tom Parker Bowles is a food critic and chef. But when asked if he ever cooks for his mother, the 43-year-old revealed he rarely did.
Explaining why he doesn't cook for his mother and stepfather, Tom said: "She's amazing at scrambled eggs and usually I leave her to do, whatever it is, roast chicken or scrambled eggs, I leave her to do it. I usually wouldn't cook for him (Prince Charles) most my food has chilli in it or endless spices and no, no I wouldn't do it.
"They have very, very good cooks, proper chefs, so why would they want me to do it? I like chillies and I like onions and garlic and as she's got older garlic and chilies are especially a no-no and you can't go stinking of garlic when you are shaking a few hands the next day."