Spaghetti and other prohibited foods for the Royal Family – Italian Cuisine


The Royal Family's protocol is so strict that it prohibits certain foods like our beloved pasta. Yet carbonara is little George of Cambridge's favorite dish!

The British Royal Family, starting with Queen Elizabeth II up to the small George, second son of William and Kate, must comply with the strict rules of Protocol which also affect the topic of food. No wonder that Meghan and Harry have escaped into the thunderous "Megxit", as you can imagine a life without spaghetti? Seriously, real life isn't just about honors and privileges, quite the opposite. It seems that the duties are very heavy and that the vocation must be in the blood, as the story tells us – Lady Diana primarily. We are well aware that the members of the Royal Family they must follow a code of rules born millennia earlier, which therefore entails sometimes impromptu limitations such as the prohibition of wearing a miniskirt or crossing the legs, but it was difficult to imagine that these would also arrive… at the table!

Queen Elizabeth II has tea with Manchester Royal Infirmary hospital staff, October 15, 1999 (Photo by Anwar Hussein / Getty Images)

What foods William, Kate and other members of the Royal Family cannot eat

Come on seafood to the pate, there are several prohibited foods to Queen Elizabeth II, principles Carlo and William with their respective spouses, Camilla and Kate Middleton, who find themselves making sacrifices independent of their will. In fact, the list of prohibited foods Royal Family when visiting outside the walls of the royal residences it is strictly related to security reasons. Let's take for example the raw meat, absolutely forbidden to avoid any intoxication – same reason for clams, mussels, crab, oysters and the like. Imagine having to block Kate Middleton's royal agenda for food poisoning? Nightmare! Ditto fortap water, you never know, especially when traveling abroad. Nothing garlic or onion on the royal table, we avoid sad inconveniences of breath during international conversations, please.

Prince Charles with chef Cracco at the British Embassy in Rome, April 27, 2009 (Photo by John Stillwell / WPA Pool / Getty Images)

To reveal the shocking goodbye to carbohydrates in general it was court chef Darren McGrady, who served in the royal kitchens of Buckingham Palace from 1982 to 1993. In an interview with the prestigious British newspaper The Telegraph, McGrady confirmed that by Protocol, members of the British royal family must confine themselves to the table when dining away from the royal residences . But the chef points out that the NO to carbohydrates, especially at dinner, it comes from Queen Elizabeth II, who is very strict about healthy eating – after all, who would not want to be as healthy as her at her venerable and respectable age of 95! Therefore, no potatoes and no pasta – especially spaghetti that could cause unpleasant noises when eating them, definitely prohibited by the label.

Label aside, we hope the heart of grandmother Elizabeth be kind to your little nephew George, son of William and Kate, who instead loves spaghetti carbonara very much, as chef Aldo Zilli revealed.

Prince Charles and consort Camilla Duchess of Cornwall at the market, September 14, 2005 in North Yorkshire, England (Photo by Pool / Anwar Hussein Collection / Getty Images)

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