Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are known to love fresh and organic food from their Gloucestershire home. But the Duchess’ eating habits have not always been as healthy.
The Duchess of Cornwall admitted that she used to cook quick and easy meals for her two children.
She also revealed how she passed down a strange food choice to Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
The Duchess said she swaps normal snacks for an odd healthy alternative – raw peas.
When visiting a school in Slough, the Duchess admitted her unusual habit.
She told students: “I tell you what I really like – eating peas straight from the garden.
“If you take them straight from the pod they are delicious and really sweet.”
Prince George and Princess Charlotte also enjoy eating the raw snack.
The Duchess added: “I take all my grandchildren down to the garden and they spend hours and hours eating peas.”
“If we made roasted lamb and there were leftovers, we’d probably go and make shepherd’s pie the next night.”
The couple also cannot live without one staple condiment thanks to Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
The Duchess revealed that the two royal children love ketchup.
Speaking to Gary Mehigan on MasterChef Australia, she said olive oil and tomatoes are always in the couple’s home.
But the Duchess admitted to some handy replacements if she does not have any tomatoes.
She said: “If I don’t have fresh tomatoes, then puree.
“And I’m afraid to say even ketchup. My grandchildren are rather addicted to ketchup.”
However, the Duchess did not always used to be so healthy when it came to cooking for her children Tom and Laura.
In 2009, the Duchess’ son told the Evening Standard: “And Wimpy burgers. All of that was much more glamorous than, say, roast chicken.
“There was a point at the beginning of the 1980s when all this convenience food suddenly appeared, and it was very exciting.”