A Surprising Food Kate Middleton Was Banned From Having for Dinner

A Surprising Food Kate Middleton Was Banned From Having for Dinner
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Eating simple food doesn't befit a princess.

Most people think that the royalty leads a totally posh and carefree lifestyle, and there is likely a grain of truth in this, considering how much money the British royal household has.

Nevertheless, the lives of the members of the royal family are governed by strict rules that regulate, for example, what the royals can wear, say, and eat.

Once in a blue moon, when an outsider gets into the British royal family, they are sure to have some tough time adjusting to the protocol norms. When Kate Middleton got married to Prince William, it took her several years to get used to being the Duchess of Cambridge, and she had to shed many things from her life even prior to becoming a Windsor.

Surprisingly, one of them is this simple food everybody eats every once in a while.

According to former royal chef Darren McGrady, late Queen Elizabeth II wasn't keen on having carbohydrates for dinner. In his interview with The Telegraph, McGrady said that he would never cook carbs-rich foods such as potatoes, rice, or pasta to be served to the royal family for their evening meal.

This means that none of the Windsors could have Tikka Masala or fries for dinner, and Kate Middleton was no exception to this funny rule.

Nevertheless, things might have changed since then, as the Queen is no longer with us and can't control the eating habits of the royal family. But on the other hand, we do know that Kate Middleton is an avid follower of the Dukan diet, eating mostly lean proteins, vegetables, and healthy fats. So it's likely that the Princess of Wales still doesn't have potatoes for dinner by her own will.

There are much more reasonable food restrictions, however. For instance, the members of the Royal family are prohibited from having any kind of shellfish, as these pose a threat of serious food poisoning. And besides, slurping mussels and cracking clams in public doesn't really sit well with the royal public image, does it?

Source: The Telegraph