Queen Elizabeth has travelled the world over on hundreds of royal tours and has experienced a plethora of different cultures and cuisines.
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However, no matter where she goes in the world, there are strict rules regarding one food in particular.
A royal expert has revealed that foreign chefs are given instructions by The Master of the Household department.
Telegraph reporter Gordon Rayner, who has attended 20 royal tours, said they are told not to cook anything with garlic as the Queen won’t eat it.
This strict rule is to avoid giving the Queen bad breath as she will have to greet a number of important people during royal tours.
The same restriction applies to spice. “The Master of the Household department will be in the reconnaissance party to tell foreign chefs not to cook anything with garlic or too much spice for fear of giving the Queen bad breath,” Rayner wrote in The Telegraph.
Not all food rules are related to breath however, and can prove a matter of life and death.
Foreign chefs are told not to cook shellfish or anything that could cause poisoning.
However, if the worst does happen, emergencies will be responded to right away as the Queen’s doctor is always nearby when she travels.
The medical practitioner is a Royal Navy doctor and the Telegraph reports that he will always be carrying a bulky medical bag containing a mobile defibrillator and emergency medicine.
The doctor will also have carefully researched where the nearest hospital is to the monarch at all times.
If the Queen is travelling to an area where food safety cannot be guaranteed, then supplies will be taken with them.
Foods will be brought from Britain as well as supplies of bottled water.
The Queen favours fish and poultry but apparently refuses to divulge what her favourite meal is.
According to Rayner, a member of staff once told him: “If she said she had a favourite meal, she would never get served anything else.”
However, it has been revealed that afternoon tea is her favourite meal of the day.
On a flight, she’ll be served a cup of tea, a Dundee cake, and some scones and clotted cream.
Last month, ITV documentary Queen of the World revealed what sort of foods were served to the Queen while on tour on the Royal Yacht Britannia. The Queen would be served a four-course meal.
An example meal would start with a Consommé Madrilène, which is a chilled soup made with red peppers and tomatoes.
This was followed by Scampi Newberg, which is made with scampi, cream, sherry and cayenne pepper, a typically American dish.
The main course of the meal was Poularde a la Mode de Beaune, creamy chicken, along with Courgettes Sautés et Celeri Braise, fried green vegetables, and Pommes Nouvelles, new potatoes. Salad was also on the side.
The courses were finished with biscuits and Ananas Glace, pineapple ice-cream.