And it’s all because of the Queen.
Being a royal, like most jobs, has both its advantages and drawbacks.
While having a royal title gives access, opportunity and of course the luxury of living in a palace, there is also a lot of duty that comes with the role.
There’s a hefty rulebook for the Windsors to follow, from wearing tights to not wearing black, with Meghan, now Duchess of Sussex, having to comply.
With Harry and Meghan’s first royal tour in sight, the 36-year-old is now having to add a list of travel rules to her princess lessons – and some – mostly regarding food – are very surprising.
The royal family is said to be banned from eating shellfish when abroad to avoid food poisoning risks, something Meghan will now have to comply with, but the most recently known rule actually revolves around garlic instead.
That’s right. It looks like Meghan might have to bypass the garlic while on her royal tour.
Why? The reasons are two-fold. The Queen reportedly hates garlic and avoids it at all costs, meaning royals tend to avoid the herb, but also, royal banquets tend to exclude the usage of it so as to prevent bad breath,
Unfortunately this looks like a worse outcome for Meghan than most, with the former Suits actress’ favourite food said to be ‘Filipino-style chicken adobo’, a dish which is heavily dependent on garlic.
Luckily, it looks like this rule is only really put into practice while on royal outings or dining with the Queen, so when it comes to couple meals in her Kensington pad, Meghan can eat chicken adobo all she likes.
Well that’s a relief.