Queen Camilla presumably makes her own food choices now, but as a child, she was expected to follow a strict rule at mealtimes.
Many parents tell their children that they cannot eat dessert until they have finished their supper, and the now Queen was no exception.
Camilla told You Magazine’s Tom Parker Bowles, a culinary critic, and writer, as well as her son, about the dietary rule she had to obey as a child.
She said: “We always had to finish what was on our plate before we ate pudding.”
However, she wasn’t a fan of all sweets, revealing which one she particularly detested.
“That wasn’t such a problem when it was rice pudding as I hated the stuff.” She said.
Queen Camilla revealed another detail about her childhood love of food and cookery. “I grew up in a very happy home, with good food at its heart,” she explained.
“I still just about remember rationing, but we grew everything from tomatoes and melons to peas, beans, carrots, and new potatoes. One of my earliest memories is podding those peas and beans with my mother, an accomplished cook.”
This was something Camilla shared in common with the family of Prince William and Kate, Princess of Wales.
Kate revealed to Mary Berry in 2019: “We grow our own vegetables, we’ve got carrots, beans, beetroot’s a massive favorite, Louis absolutely loves beetroot.”
While Prince Louis enjoys beets, Princess Charlotte enjoys Charlotte potatoes – “obviously” – as well as another unusual delicacy with an acquired taste.
Camilla spoke about the one food she eats virtually every day, despite not being a fan at first, in the same interview.
She was “excited” when she first had prawn and avocado at Alexander’s in Chelsea because “the combination seemed impossibly exotic.”
“I’d eaten avocados at home and hated them at first,” the Queen continued. But I now eat them most days.”