The King is known to follow a very strict diet. Read on to find out how King Charles eat in a day.
After his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, passed away in September at the age of 96, King Charles III ascended the throne. The 74-year-old King's eccentricities, like transporting his toilet seat on every tour, wearing velvet toilet paper, and being quite picky about the perfect egg, were recently brought to light in a story.
But apart from those bizarre habits, the King is also known to have many other weird requirements in his daily routine.
King Charles' eating habits
According to the Independent, King Charles III has exhibited eating habits that are similar to those of his parents, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. The late Queen would usually have four tiny but substantial meals a day, along with a drink of gin and Dubonnet.
The King, on the other hand, likes a primarily plant-based diet and abandons lunch completely.
How many meals does King Charles eat every day?
The Independent says that The King only consumes two main courses per day: breakfast and dinner. The 20th item on a list of 70 facts published by Clarence House in 2018 to commemorate the then-Prince Charles' 70th birthday said: ‘The Prince does not eat lunch’.
According to Gordon Rayner, a former royal writer for The Telegraph, the King considers lunch to be a ‘luxury’ that disrupts his hectic schedule.
What foods does the King enjoy eating the most?
King Charles' preferred breakfast dish is cheesy baked eggs, Clarence House disclosed in 2020.
'The Prince has also shared one of his favourite recipes, Cheesy Baked Eggs', Clarence House noted at the time in an Instagram post featuring the eggs. Spinach, cherry tomatoes, strong soft cheese, double cream, hard cheese, and fresh basil leaves are all included in the dish. It requests that, if feasible, the recipe's creators utilize organic ingredients.
The truth that Darjeeling (a kind of tea) with honey and milk is the King's preferred tea was also mentioned in the facts about the monarch.
Additionally, it is said that the King always eats a boiled egg with his supper, namely a coddled egg that is cooked for two to three minutes. The egg is typically served with a side salad, and the King is said to have mashed the egg into the salad to give it a mayonnaise-like consistency.
For dinner, King Charles often eats a plant-based diet to lessen his carbon impact. In 2021, he stated to the BBC:
‘For years I haven’t eaten meat and fish on two days a week and I don’t eat dairy products on one day a week’.
Is there anything the King won't eat?
The King dislikes chocolate, coffee, and garlic, according to Graham Tinsley MBE, a former manager of the Welsh Culinary Team, who spoke to HELLO! magazine.
Additionally, it appears that the King won't consume biscuits that haven't been pre-warmed to a specific temperature. As a result, the royal staff always has to keep a warming pan to satisfy the Monarch's liking.
Earlier this year, a royal insider claimed:
‘Charles Charles enjoys cheese and biscuits at the end of many of his meals. Since he’s particular about everything, he insists that they be a certain temperature. The staff keeps a warming pan just to make sure they are hot enough for his liking'.
And according to Marie Claire, King Charles, who's a strong supporter of organic food, has just banned foie gras from all royal residences, including Buckingham Palace. This famous, protein-rich dish is made from the liver of a duck or goose, and the process of extracting the liver is said to be very cruel to the animal.