Prince Charles' Meals Were 'Based On What Was In Season In The Garden,' While Princess Diana 'Was Very Easy To Cook For,' Former Chef Reveals

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Mar. 10 2022, Published 1:42 p.m. ET

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Prince Charles had very high expectations when being served some grub, his former royal chef Carolyn Robb revealed to The Sunday Times.

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The prince "loved sweet things, but he didn't like coffee, chocolate, nuts or garlic," and while preparing his meals, "everything was based on what was in season in the garden. In asparagus season, I might serve it three or four times a week. You wouldn't dare serve asparagus or strawberries in December," she divulged.

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Meanwhile, Diana "was very easy to cook for and loved simple things: cold minted lamb, salads, soufflés, stuffed aubergine. She didn't really have a sweet tooth," she said.

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Robb also recalled a special moment with Prince Harry. "Harry loved treacle tart when he was tiny," she said. "I used to make them the size of a 50p piece for him. One morning, he came into the kitchen before breakfast and asked for one. I said, 'you best check with Mummy.' So off he went, scampering back a few minutes later with a note Princess Diana had written: 'Mummy says it's OK!'"

"Harry's very caring and gentle," she added. "Even as a little boy, he'd always want to know how you were. But he's also a lot of fun. There was mischief in there as well. I think he'll be a fantastic father."

As for what the dad-of-three noshed on, "William adored chocolate biscuit cake and meringues," Robb revealed.

But when Queen Elizabeth goes to an event, there is a whole ordeal about how her food is prepared.

“If we were just cooking for the royal family, we weren’t always aware of the security. It only changed if there were heads of state coming over, and then the security was really, really tight,” Graham Tinsley, who cooked for the monarch a plethora of times, told HELLO! magazine. “If we were catering for a heads of state banquet then all the catering staff would have to meet at a police station and get a motorcycle ride [to the castle].”

He added, “For higher-caliber banquets, we’re required to put all our food, containers, knives and kitchen equipment through an X-ray machine … Some banquets even have code names to protect their security!”

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