The One Type of Food the Royal Family Will *Never* Order When Eating Out

Historically, it's been banned.

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The Royal Family live a pretty good life, don't they? The Queen gets two birthdays, they're allowed to get married in Westminster Cathedral, and they go on regular tours of various foreign nations. The list goes on.

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But it turns out there's also one pretty big downside of being a royal, and it all comes down to food. There's a certain type of food the regal bunch have historically been forbidden from ordering when they eat out, it seems, and if you were a seafood fan you might genuinely consider handing in your notice and losing your "HRH" title.

According to various sources, those in line to the throne and their nearest and dearest are banned from eating shellfish because of the risk it holds with food poisoning. So in theory, that means no moules frites for Kate, and no spaghetti vongole for Wills. It's a downright tragedy.

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As well as shellfish, it's thought the Royal Family is also advised to steer clear of meat cooked rare and tap water from foreign countries, as to avoid getting any kind of bug which might interfere with their busy schedules.

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Apparently the Queen is keen on adhering to this tradition, although some of the younger generations like Prince Charles have been known to downright ignore the advice and and get stuck in with a face-full of clams nonetheless.

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Catriona Harvey-Jenner
Catriona Harvey-Jenner

Cat is Cosmopolitan UK's features editor covering women's issues, health and current affairs. newsfeatures and health. The route to her heart is a simple combination of pasta and cheese (somewhat ironic considering the whole health writing thing), and she finds it difficult to commit to TV series so currently has about 14 different ones on the go.