Meghan Markle baby: Meghan warned about THIS Australian food due to pregnancy

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Meghan Markle baby: Meghan warned about THIS Australian food due to pregnancy

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are currently on a tour of Australia, visiting local schools and trying local delicacies – but which food couldn’t the pregnant Duchess have?


During Thursday’s tour of Australia, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry travelled to Melbourne.

Their third day of royal engagements has seen the Duke and Duchess visiting Government House – the official residence of the Governor of Victoria – local cafes and a school.

They also took a Melbourne tram to South Melbourne beach, to meet volunteers from a beach patrol programme.

One stop on today’s tour included an unusual but traditionally Australian menu.

Meghan and Harry enjoyed a taste of Australia when they were given chargrilled kangaroo for lunch.

Royal Baby One food was advised against for pregnant Meghan Image PA
Royal Baby One food was advised against for pregnant Meghan Image PA

Foodie Meghan and Harry dined at Charcoal Lane after a full morning of greeting crowds, leaders and community groups in Melbourne.

The restaurant served an entree of mushroom and quinoa nest and chargrilled kangaroo and main courses of wild boar, saffron risotto and barramundi.

As he gave them a tour, executive chef Greg Hampton said: “You can taste anything you like, just ask me first.

However, there was one ingredient which came with a warning, as Mr Hampton told the couple: “I don’t want to freak you out!”

It was the Tasmanian Pepper, which is roughly 10 times hotter than normal black pepper.

Speaking ahead of their arrival, Mr Hampton said: “I would hesitate to offer Meghan the pepper because they are quite hot.

“The first time I tasted one I thought I was having an allergic reaction because the heat creeps up on you.

“I don’t want to freak her out.”

Royal Baby One food was advised against for pregnant Meghan Image PA
Royal Baby One food was advised against for pregnant Meghan Image PA

The chefs who prepared the food were trained by a programme called Mission Australia, which helps young indigenous Australians get into work.

Charcoal Lane currently employs 23 young people for 15 hours a week where they work towards a Certificate 2 in hospitality.

The royal couple got the chance to see the kitchen before they ate, meeting the chefs.

Mr Hampton told them: “Welcome, we are so happy to have you here.”

Gesturing at the pristine surfaces, Harry said: “You’ve got a very clean kitchen – is it always this clean? Especially clean today?”

Royal baby Meghan was warned against trying the Tasmanian Pepper due to its heat Image PA
Royal baby Meghan was warned against trying the Tasmanian Pepper due to its heat Image PA

Mr Hampton then talked the royals through a range of unusual herbs and spices, urging them to smell and taste them.

He said: “A lot of these ingredients have been here for thousands of years. Our fruits are the same as fruits thousands of years ago.”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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