This Superfood Is Off-Limits for Meghan Markle

So goodbye to Engagement Roast Chicken nights.

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Since her marriage to Prince Harry in May, Meghan Markle has had to adjust to royal life — and that includes making a major dietary change. According to The Daily Express, Markle (along with the rest of the royal family) is banned from consuming garlic, at least while on official business at home and abroad. The outlet reported that Queen Elizabeth II banned the ingredient because she doesn’t like the taste or the resulting bad breath it sometimes causes.

“We can never serve anything with garlic or too much onions," Darren McGrady, a royal chef at Buckingham Palace, told The Daily Express. "The Queen would never have garlic on the menu.


Presumably this will be a big change for the Duchess who loves Filipino-style chicken adobo and reportedly made Ina Garten’s famous Engagement Roast Chicken, which calls for a whole head of garlic, the night Prince Harry proposed. Garlic is known for its antibacterial properties and might even help lower cholesterol, and luckily, Markle is still allowed to enjoy garlicky meals in her private life, so Ina’s recipe could make it back into rotation. Fingers crossed!

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