The reason Prince Charles didn't eat on MasterChef

Olivia Morris
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

His Royal Highness, Prince Charles’ appearance on MasterChef Australia was highly anticipated by the whole nation.

Whilst the heir to the British throne was extremely charming, many viewers were left rather confused by his stint on the show.

Prince Charles didn’t eat a single thing during his appearance on MasterChef, which left viewers very confused. Source: Ten

The royal didn’t chow down on a single item of food.

One switched-on viewer pointed out it may be down to the “many rules” the royals have when it comes to food.

A very good point, indeed.

There are a few rules royals need to follow when it comes to what they can and can’t eat, like they’re generally banned from eating shellfish due to the risk of food poisoning.

Another viewer put Charles not eating anything down to his “royal taster” having the night off.

Is there such a thing as royal taster?

Queen Elizabeth does have a royal taster according to Irish chef Kevin Dundon, who told People he had to whip up two special meals in 1992 for the monarch and her taster.

The Queen apparently has a royal taster, but it’s unknown if Charles has the same luxury. Source: Getty

However, it’s not clear if Charles has this luxury too.

Maybe the Prince of Wales just didn’t have any appetite, or he simply wasn’t caught on camera eating.

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