The royals do have pretty strict rules when it comes to certain things. But who would have thought it could apply to food as well? The Royal family travels all over the world, one would assume that they delight in various cultural cuisines from shrimp paella in Spain to Clam risotto in Italy. But apparently, there is one food the Queen and her family stays away from due to the high risk of carrying foodborne illness, and it's Shellfish.
Yes, shellfish is off limits for the royal family, regardless of how rich in protein it may be. In addition to that, the royals are advised to avoid consuming rare meats, food that are too spicy, and drinking tap water while aboard in order to prevent a potential bug infection.
But it is not all the Royal family misses out on. It has been reported that Queen Elizabeth II hates garlic (GARLIC!), thus this important ingredient in multiple dishes is elminated from all meals that are consumed within the monarch (so other royals are still able to eat it). "At Buckingham Palace you don't cook with garlic," former palace chef John Higgins shared with the National Post. "I suppose in case you get the royal burp."
There's more! According to information given to The Telegraph by former palace cheff Darren McGrady, The Queen of England has restricted these foods as well "No potatoes, rice, or pasta for dinner," instead, for supper the royals usually have "something like grilled sole with vegetables and salad."
Keeping the health in check!