It is not easy being a Duchess. Just ask Meghan Markle. She has moved halfway around the world and given up her blossoming acting career to join the ranks of the royal family.
While being a duchess is quite a fairy tale life, the royal family still has to adhere to a far stricter set of rules than the average citizen, the duchess included. Since joining the royal ranks, Meghan has had brush up on her curtsey as it is a royal requirement for the higher echelons of the family.
She is also no longer allowed to sit with her legs crossed as it is not considered modest. All these rules however can be a lot of learn at once and based on the photos from a recent engagement, it will take time to implement. After all, she has only be a duchess for a little more than a month.
Of all the things that Meghan has had to adapt to, one rule from the Queen might be harder than all of the others combined. The greatest change she’ll have to make isn’t a physical one, but rather, an edible one.
One of the Queen’s biggest pet peeves is garlic. She despises the smell and has banned it from all royal events and formal functions.
Giving up garlic will be a huge loss for Meghan, who is known to have an affinity for it. In an article she wrote for Today, Meghan discusses one of her favorite dishes: seasoned veggie quinoa.
“This is my go-to meal on set,” Meghan wrote, “At the start of each week, I generally cook a box of quinoa, and while it's simmering, I saute onions, garlic and any veggies I have on hand in a separate pan. I season the vegetables with Spike, a seasoning blend my mom always used when I was growing up, or a little Bragg Liquid Aminos. I always add crushed red pepper and chopped fresh herbs. Toss this veggie mixture into the finished quinoa and eat it as a side dish, poured on top of a kale salad, or as an easy snack. It stores for days in your fridge.”
While it may be hard to give up a favorite food, I think it is safe to say that it will be worth it to live a life of royalty.
What favorite food would you give up to live your dream life?