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The life of a storybook princess sounds wonderful. The life of a real-life duchess though, while it has its perks, can be a bit of a pain. Take Meghan, for instance. She can’t wear the nail polish she likes, can no longer be on Instagram, she had to quit her job, and she gets criticized constantly for her fashion choices, not to mention her hair and makeup. So you’d think she’d be able to eat whatever she wants, right?

WRONG.

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Megs’ mother-in-law, the Duchess of Cornwall, recently appeared on a special episode of MasterChef Australia where the topic of conversation turned to food, obviously. Camilla dished on Prince Charles‘ favourite things to nosh on, but it’s when host and judge Gary Mehigan asked her what foods royals need to avoid that things got really interesting.

“Garlic is a no-no.” Sigh. Well, that just sucks. But it makes sense considering their vocations; if they’re at an event or engagement and chatting with all kinds of people, the last thing they want to do is blast them with sharp, garlicky breath. But garlic. It’s so, so good.

Contestants on the show, which was filmed in early April during Charles and Camilla’s seven-day tour of Australia, had to create a delicious meal for Prince Harry, who wasn’t there, and his father, who was on hand for the taste test challenge.

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“I’m particularly partial about local ingredients,” he remarked to one aspiring chef. “And that’s what makes it so fascinating, is the diversity.” Which is in line with Camilla’s reveal that Charles digs local cheeses and vegetables and eggs.

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Hmm, wonder if Meghan and Harry’s engagement roast chicken had garlic or not. We’re going to guess, yes, considering that Megs is quite the foodie and wouldn’t have it any other way. But look how well that turned out. And as long as they weren’t meeting with any royal fans or family members right after, they would’ve been fine.