If you love food, not being able to eat garlic would be tragic. But it’s one of the dietary changes self-proclaimed foodie Meghan Markle had to make when she married into the royal family.

Rumors have swirled about a royal garlic restriction for years, but Prince Charles’ wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, confirmed the rule during an appearance on MasterChef Australia.

“I hate to say this, but garlic. Garlic is a no-no,” she said when asked about foods banned from the family diet, reported AOL.

“So garlic is a no-no?” asked one of the show’s judges. “Because you’re talking, chatting?”

“Yes, exactly,” said Camila. “So you always have to lay off the garlic.”

So there you have it. In case you felt like the royal life was one of too much privilege, image if you had to give up the garlic!

But the good news for Markle is that this royal rule only applies when the Duchess of Sussex dines at royal events or state banquets at home or abroad, so whether she’s making one of her favorite recipes at home, or being served by a royal chef, she doesn’t have to say goodbye to garlic forever.

(h/t ELLE)


Also see, 14 foods that have different names int he UK and the US.


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Meghan is a full-time writer exploring the fun facts behind food. She lives a healthy lifestyle but lives for breakfast, dessert and anything with marinara. She’s thrown away just as many meals as she’s proud of.