The One Thing Prince William & Kate Middleton Aren't Allowed to Eat on Tour

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There are all sort of old-school rules the royals must follow, but this one actually makes a lot of sense. Apparently, Prince William and Kate Middleton are forbidden from eating one particular food while traveling abroad, to avoid any risk of food poisoning.


The nosh in question? Shellfish. No lobster bisque or oysters Rockefeller for these two! According to OK! magazine, there's a ban on delicious shrimp cocktail because food poisoning would seriously mess with Will and Kate's strict schedule of public appearances while traveling abroad.

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They've also been advised to avoid meat cooked rare and tap water while traveling outside of the country, for the same reason.

Garlic is apparently another food that's apparently off-limits to the royals, but it has nothing to do with tummy troubles. Carolyn Robb, who worked as a chef in the Kensington Palace kitchen for Prince Charles and Princess Diana, explained to the mag, "...the reason for that was that they obviously did a lot of public engagements and were in close proximity to people and never wanted to have garlic."

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It's also been reported that Queen Elizabeth doesn't personally care for the smell of garlic, and has banned it from her olfactory presence.

It seems like a serious bummer to not be able to enjoy some tasty seafood treats while traveling the globe, but we have a feeling that Will and Kate may make the occasional exception. After all, they've turned a lot of other royal "rules" on their heads, why not this one too?

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