Royals Who Have Strange Eating Habits

Most people have some eating habits that can seem strange to others, and royals are no exception. Although royals often carry themselves so well in public that it can be hard to believe they could act in unusual ways behind closed doors, it seems they are actually not that different from the rest of us. In fact, some royals also reportedly enjoy their food in uncommon ways. Read on below to find out which royals have strange eating habits.

Queen Elizabeth eats bananas with a fork and knife

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Eating with a fork and knife is often seen as a polite and clean way of eating. However, Queen Elizabeth has reportedly taken her table manners to the next level by using these utensils with bananas.

According to Delish, this information came from her former chef, Darren McGrady, who wrote about it in his book, Eating Royally. McGrady claimed Queen Elizabeth eats her bananas like this to not look “like a monkey.”

“With a banana, she’ll cut off the bottoms and cut the banana lengthwise, and then cut the banana into tiny slices to eat it with a fork,” McGrady said.

Meghan Markle adds unusual toppings to her watermelon

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(Front row, L-R) Kate Middleton, Prince William, Meghan Markle, Prince Harry | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

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Watermelon is a beloved summertime fruit, and many people around the world enjoy it without adding anything else on top. However Meghan, Duchess of Sussex apparently eats her watermelon with some unusual toppings.

Meghan shared with Today in 2012 that she loves watermelon with cinnamon, feta cheese, and olive oil.

“I have always loved watermelon and relish any opportunity to eat it, whether plain or diced up with feta and mint and tossed with a little olive oil,” she said. “It makes me think of summertime. On set and at home, I try to always have a container of watermelon sprinkled with cinnamon because it elevates the flavor just a notch, and makes it feel special.”

Prince Charles’ eggs always have to be boiled for exactly four minutes

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Prince Charles is reportedly a fan of eggs, and he is said to eat it with many meals. However, according to his former chef, Charles does not eat eggs in just any way. In fact, his eggs should be cooked for exactly 4 minutes. 

Charles’s former chef, Mervyn Wycherley said, as reported by Express, “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.”

Additionally, author Jeremy Paxman wrote in his book On Royalty that Charles’ staff members often present several cooked eggs to Charles at a time for him to choose the exact one he likes.

“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 said. “If the prince felt that number five was too runny, he could knock the top off number six or seven.”