What sounds more enticing: passionate, unrequited, everlasting love? Or getting to eat whatever it is you please? We’d choose the latter, but for Meghan Markle, things are a little trickier.
Yes, the recently titled Duchess of Sussex has to abide by a ridiculous list of royal fashion rules (no to wearing black, yes to flesh-colored tights), however, there are also restrictions on her diet. According to the U.K.’s Daily Express, Markle and the rest of her royal relatives are prohibited from eating garlic at state banquets and events not just because Queen Elizabeth reportedly hates it, but for a more obvious reason: to prevent bad breath.
“We can never serve anything with garlic or too much onions. The Queen would never have garlic on the menu,” royal chef Darren McGrady said. Poor manners aside, it sounds like these rules are simply in place to keep the Queen happy. In addition, Markle and her squad also cannot eat shellfish in order to prevent food poisoning as illness could bring a royal tour to a sudden halt.
Markle has previously boasted about her love of “Filipino-style chicken adobo” in an article for Today, a dish that contains a bunch of garlic. Lucky for her, the rule only applies when traveling, so at home, she can add as much of the ingredient as she’d like. Markle and Prince Harry are scheduled to make their first official royal engagement abroad as a couple in Dublin, Ireland in July, so when it comes to loading up on lobster, shrimp, or that garlic-covered chicken adobo, the time is now.