Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall are known for being a bit particular. The Prince of Wales especially has a few routines and mannerisms which cause commoners to raise their eyebrows. He even has a personal assistant who irons his shoelaces and another who puts toothpaste onto his toothbrush.
The heir apparent and his wife also take a stringent approach to their eating habits. Both Charles and Camilla have a list of favorite dishes they keep returning to for every meal. Some of these include fancy ingredients fit for royalty.
However, a recent Instagram post confirms that this couple also enjoys simple breakfasts with minimal ingredients.
Prince Charles adores having eggs for breakfast
The Prince of Wales usually skips lunch. But he’s always present for his morning meal, which is likely to include his favorite cheesy baked eggs recipe.
Rumor has it the future king enjoys a boiled egg with each meal. And he’s picky about the presentation, too. It’s also widely reported that Charles forces his staff to keep preparing the eggs until they reach the exact perfect consistency.
The Guardian reported that his egg obsession was revealed in Jeremy Paxman’s book, On Royalty.
“Because his staff were never quite sure whether the egg would be precisely to the satisfactory hardness, a series of eggs was cooked, and laid out in an ascending row of numbers,” Paxman wrote. “If the prince felt that number five was too runny, he could knock the top off number six or seven.”
Prince Charles’ former private chef, Mervyn Wycherley, agreed. He said: “[Prince Charles’] eggs had to be boiled for exactly four minutes. It was never anything other than a four-minute egg. I always kept three pans boiling — just to be safe.”
The future king eats simpler breakfasts sometimes
It’s clear that Prince Charles loves his eggs. But does he ever just have cold cereal for breakfast?
With a personal chef at his disposal, probably not. However, he and Camilla do enjoy a three-ingredient Scottish breakfast that’s super simple to make. It only has three ingredients.
These oatcakes supposedly “date back to Roman times” and can be served either for a breakfast meal or with a cheeseboard. Will the Prince of Wales be requesting Scottish oatcakes while visiting his mother Queen Elizabeth in Balmoral? It would make a lot of sense.
Prince Charles’ favorite Blair Atholl Watermill oatcakes recipe
You won’t need a lot of ingredients to whip up these simple Scottish oatcakes. Here’s how you can make them at home.
- 100g medium oatmeal
- 70g fine oatmeal
- 30g pinhead oatmeal
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp sugar
- 2 tbsp sunflower oil/olive oil
- 100ml boiling water
Mix all the dry ingredients together and add water until the mixture becomes a soft paste. If it’s too hard, add more water. If it’s too soft, add more medium oatmeal.
Turn the newly formed mixture onto a surface dusted well with oatmeal. Roll it out with a rolling pin to the desired thickness (about 2-6mm).
Cut into shape and place onto a baking tray. Bake 350F for 20-30 minutes. Your finished oatcakes should be toasted brown and not soft in the middle. Enjoy!