17 Interesting Eating Habits And Dining Rules The Royal Family Still Follows Cuz Tradition

When it comes to the eating habits of the members of the British royal family, one expects it to be all fancy and fine. However, it is quite different from what we think. Scroll down and discover.   

1. The Queen is against wasting any leftovers. The royal kitchen staff is strictly instructed to reuse any uneaten servings for other meals rather than throwing them out.  
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2. Garlic is prohibited in the royal kitchen as the pungent flavor of garlic can cause bad breath. 
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3. Prince Charles mostly dines on organic dishes from his personal garden. 
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4. Members of the royal family are not allowed to consume shellfish due to its notorious reputation of making people sick easily. However, modern royals have been known to break this odd rule.    
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5. Prince Charles does not like to share his meals and thus the royal kitchen staff keeps his meals entirely separate.   
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6. Queen Elizabeth takes a large salad or vegetables as a side dish with her meals. 
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7. Chocolate biscuit cake is Queen Elizabeth's favorite and she carries it with her on her trip away from home.  
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8. The Duchess of Cambridge prefers cooking meals for her husband William, and their children.
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9. Pasta is not found in the everyday menu at Buckingham Palace. Instead, it is reserved for special occasions and dinner parties. 
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10. Members of the royal family communicate with the staff through cutlery placement, like, crossing the fork and knife is a way to indicate the staff that the plates should not be touched.    
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11. Once the Queen has finished eating, everyone else must stop, too.  
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12. When the Queen places her purse on the table, it is a signal to other members of the royal family or their guests that dinner must come to an end within 5 minutes.  
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13. The Queen always begins dinner by having a conversation with the person seated to her right. Once the second course of the meal is served, she holds a conversation with the person seated to her left. 
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14. The proper way to hold a teacup in the royal family is by pinching the teacup handle with the thumb and index finger and using the middle finger to hold the bottom in place. 
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15. Members of the royal family, when eating, hold a fork in the left hand and use the fork’s backside to balance the food and carefully bring it up to their mouth.  
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16. Another dining rule that is followed in Buckingham Palace is that the members of the royal family need to dress in formal attire for all the meals of the day.    
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17. Apart from Dark Chocolate, Mangoes are another favorite of Queen Elizabeth.
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