Prince Charles Is So Picky He Has Vegetables Shipped 600 Miles Rather Than Eat Locally

Prince Charles was born into wealth and privilege. Ever since he was young, the long-serving heir apparent has had servants attending to his every need. The do everything from cooking his meals and doing laundry to more surprising tasks, like squeezing a very precise amount of toothpaste onto his toothbrush and ironing his shoelaces.

These indulgences have led to the Prince of Wales becoming a very picky person. Charles expects everything to look and feel a certain way. And when it comes to what he’s eating, the prince has the most demanding standards of all.

For example, he insists on eating vegetables from his own private garden while traveling.

Prince Charles is an avid health enthusiast and farming expert

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It’s not just that Prince Charles believes his personal selection of fruit and vegetables taste better. He also became picky about produce once he learned more about organic farming, healthy eating, and environmental causes in general. Now the Prince of Wales wastes no time on inferior foods, especially since he has such a plethora of high quality produce at his personal estate.

Charles grows many varieties of fruits and vegetables at Highgrove, his Gloucestershire residence. Those are what he demands to eat all the time.

The prince has personal produce shipped to him while traveling

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Royals are known for sampling local cuisine during royal tours, which helps solidify relations between them and foreign nations. It’s a time-honored tradition that everyone from Queen Elizabeth on down follows.

However, picky Prince Charles doesn’t necessarily trust the fruits and vegetables he encounters on his hundreds of royal engagements every year. Carolyn Robb, the prince’s personal chef for more than a decade, explained what he does instead.

She said Prince Charles demands that “piles and piles of cool boxes” of his own produce from Highgrove be shipped to the locations he visited. Those boxes often traveled 600 miles or more, Daily Meal reported.

It was all to ensure the heir apparent always had exceptional fruit and vegetables on his plate.

Prince Charles is pickiest during breakfast time

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Charles infamously skips lunch and expects those around him to do the same, hungry staffers lament. This leads to the future monarch being even pickier during breakfast and dinnertime meals. His breakfast is the most difficult to get right.

The Prince of Wales wants his eggs just so. Allegedly, his staff goes through up to three dozen eggs per week getting the consistency and appearance just right. While traveling, Charles brings along his own personal “breakfast box” filled with his favorite items, Yahoo reported.

Former royal chef Graham Newbould explained, “Wherever the prince goes in the world, the breakfast box goes with him. He has six different types of honey, some special mueslis, his dried fruit, and anything that’s a bit special that he is a bit fussy about.”

He’s called the ‘Pampered Prince’

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Prince Charles’s former employees have told many tales of him being picky and demanding, leading to the nickname “Pampered Prince.” He never refuted his demands for perfect produce, but the palace did issue a rare denial about how many eggs the Prince of Wales has his staff throw away on their quest to make the perfect breakfast.

No matter what the truth, it’s clear Prince Charles has exceedingly high standards for his two meals per day and beyond.