Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles Use an Interesting Trick to Avoid Being Poisoned

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, both enjoy food. Though the prince adheres to a rather strict diet that includes a healthy breakfast and dinner, he does like to indulge on occasion.

Unfortunately, being such a public figure means that not everyone likes the royals. In fact, as we saw with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry’s wedding, special protocols had to be implemented to endure security and safety on their wedding day.

Though the royals don’t technically rule anything, they still have many enemies. As a result, Charles and Camilla have a special trick to ensure that they are never poisoned.

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall | Chris Jackson-WPA Pool/Getty Images

There have been plots to kill members of the British royal family

Since the beginning of time, there have been plots to kidnap, hurt, and kill British royal family members. Luckily the family has many safety measures in place, including trained security and nannies who knows self-defense. Yet, that has not stopped people from trying to harm them.

In 2017, Islamic State extremists threatened to attack Prince George at his school. Prince Philip’s beloved uncle, Lord Louis Mountbatten, was assassinated in 1979 by Irish Republican Army terrorists when he was fishing. Several years before, a random man tried to kidnap Princess Anne.

The queen has also been the subject of attacks. In 1981 she was shot at, and a year later, a man scaled the palace’s wall to try and sneak into the queen’s bedroom.

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Queen Elizabeth has special protocols in place to ensure she is never poisoned

Since safety is always a concern, Queen Elizabeth has special protocols to ensure she is never poised. For one, the queen’s diet rarely changes, ensuring she would notice if a dish tasted strange or off in some way.

In fact, there are two ingredients that the queen absolutely does not tolerate. Garlic and onions are nearly banned from Buckingham Palace, so if they show up on Queen Elizabeth’s plate, she knows something is very wrong.

When she attends or throws dinners, the chefs are always careful to choose plates at random so that her dish is never singled out. “After everything is plated up, a page chooses at random one of the plates to be served to her majesty,” Emily Andrews, a correspondent for the royals, told New York Post. “So if anyone did want to poison the monarch, they’d have to poison the whole lot.”

Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles use an interesting trick to ensure they are never poisoned

Prince Charles and Camilla have their own tricks to ensure they are never poisoned. “The Duke and the Duchess Cornwall sometimes take their own alcohol, so there’s no danger of their drinks being spiked,” royal reporter Gordon Rayner told Express UK. “Their police bodyguard will discreetly carry a bag of their drinks.”

Honestly, you can never be too careful.