It’s hard to be a new royal. Just ask Meghan Markle, who’s still adjusting to her new life as Prince Harry’s wife. Not only does she have to curtsy to her in-laws, decline autograph requests, and lean her legs together at public events instead of crossing them, today we learn she also can’t eat one of her favorite ingredients: garlic.
At what point is a Duchess considered a hostage? Meghan, blink fast three times if you need us to come get you, girl!
It’s been reported that The Queen hates garlic and refuses to eat any meals with the pungent herb (some would say flavorful, but whatever). She also expects the royal family to shun garlic at royal events and state banquets, both at home or on the road, to avoid bad breath.
“We can never serve anything with garlic or too much onions. The Queen would never have garlic on the menu,” Buckingham Palace chef Darren McGrady told The Daily Express.
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In 2012, Today published some “healthy food ideas” from Markle (before she became royalty and was referred to as “‘Suits’ star.” Oh, the simpler days). Here’s what she said about chicken adobo, one of her favorite dishes:
I am a big fan of Sunday suppers. Whether we’re eating lamb tagine, pot roast or a hearty soup, the idea of gathering for a hearty meal with friends and family on a Sunday makes me feel comforted. I enjoy making slow-cooked food on Sundays, like Filipino-style chicken adobo. It’s so easy—combine garlic, soy (or Bragg Liquid Aminos), vinegar, maybe some lemon and let the chicken swim in that sauce until it falls off the bone in a Crock Pot. I have a beautiful Le Creuset that could also do the trick, but the Sunday supper ‘Americana’ of it all calls for a Crock Pot. Set it and forget it and serve with brown rice and salad.
Markle and other royal family members must also avoid shellfish while traveling, as it’s believed to contain a high risk of food poisoning.