Celebrity Grub

Why The Queen Of England Doesn’t Serve One Of Meghan Markle’s Favorite Foods

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Poor Meghan!

How would you feel if your grandmother-in-law had you stop eating some of your favorite dishes? In reality, Queen Elizabeth II isn’t exiling Meghan Markle’s favorite foods as some kind of personal vendetta. In fact, Meghan isn’t allowed to eat these 14 foods while pregnant, and even has to follow these two rules while dining with the Queen. It’s just a part of being a royal, and according to Queen Elizabeth II’s former chef, one of Meghan’s favorite foods is usually off the menu.

So long, starches.

In an interview with Recipes Plus, former Kensington Palace chef Darren McGrady shared a few insights of what it was like cooking for the royal family—diet, rules and all. For example, the Queen doesn’t eat starches including potatoes and pasta—except, of course, for a special occasion.

It must have been a very sad day for Meghan when she found this out, since her guilty-pleasure food is fries. She also loves pasta, but would consider French fries to be the food that she eats “all day long.”

We hear that, along with carb-y foods, garlic and onions are off the list, too!

But the royal family does eat well.

Luckily enough, the Queen isn’t too picky of an eater, so Meghan probably gets to enjoy a variety of foods with her new family. Meghan and Prince Harry’s wedding menu is just a small glimpse of the deliciousness served at a royal family feast.

Sure, it’s sad to say goodbye to those guilty-pleasure foods, but at least it’s not goodbye forever! Maybe, at the next big royal gathering, potatoes or pasta will be served  to Meghan’s sheer delight.

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Article by Kiersten Hickman of Taste of Home. View the original article here.

Celebrity Grub

Royal Carb Ban: The Queen Shuns Meghan Markle’s Favorite Food

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Tabloids have never met a small piece of information they couldn’t turn into a sign of the apocalypse. It goes the same with a reported royal carb ban that Queen Elizabeth has imposed at Buckingham Palace. The publications transformed this into a war between her and pasta-loving Duchess Megan.

How did this earth-shattering conflict start, you ask? Pretty innocuously, actually. Royal chef Darren McGrady recently said that carb-rich foods like rice, pasta, and potatoes are banned from the menu at Buckingham Palace. Then, the British tabloid The Daily Express turned this into a doomsday event, by connecting the information with the previously known fact that one of Meghan Markle’s favorite foods is pasta.

But the facts are actually much simpler: Meghan Markle simply has to renounce eating pasta just when she’s visiting Buckingham Palace. Because that’s where this royal carb ban is in place. And that is not that frequent of an event. And since the Duchess and her hubby, Prince Harry live at Kensington Palace, they can mostly eat whatever they want 90 percent of the time. That’s not such a raw deal, right?

We already know that plenty of carbs aren’t really healthy to eat, and it’s quite understandable that Queen Elizabeth II, at 92 years of age, prefers to have healthier food that is not very starchy. So, Meghan Markle eating pasta is not some phenomenal act of defiance or something to perpetuate an all-out war. It’s probably just a regular Wednesday for the royal couple.

Meghan has previously said that one of her favorite types of pasta is made with courgettes, aka zucchini, that she likes to slow-cook and basically turn into a “filthy, sexy mush” – her words, not mine.

Now, here is something that really bothers me: Meghan is also banned from eating seafood and garlic on royal tours when she is in the company of the queen. Now, who can be that cruel and ban garlic, I ask? Especially since there are plenty of remedies out there for keeping garlic breath at bay? 

Royal Carb Ban: The Queen Shuns Meghan Markle’s Favorite Food
Along with the royal carb ban, seafood is also a no-no for meals shared by the queen and the duchess.

Other things the queen likes

Since we’ve got you here, maybe you’re curious to learn more things about the queen’s diet. According to Darren McGrady, her favorite snack is a banana. But she likes to eat it in a very royal way. She cuts off the bottoms and cuts the banana lengthwise. Then she slices it in tiny pieces and eats it with a fork.

So yeah, the queen seems to be a rule-breaker. And a pioneer. Usually, you’re scoffed at if you’re not having a rare steak. Because, gasp!, the queen likes to have her meat a bit more well done. Honestly, we have that in common, but please don’t scold me in the comments. I had a bad experience with rare steak in my childhood.

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Article by Ruxandra Grecu from So Delicious. View the original article here.