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The Royal Family Are Banned From Eating These Particular Foods

Ever since childhood, we have been subconsciously taught that there are few things better than being a member of the Royal Family.

Be it fairy tales that glorify castles, tiaras and horse-drawn carriages or Disney films that teach young girls to want for nothing more than a handsome prince, we are all guilty of having bought into the princess propaganda.

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However, in adulthood, the idea of being a member of the Royal Family is not very appealing.

For one, you can't do anything without being caught on camera. It doesn't matter how tight and well-paid your security is, there is never a safe moment when the paparazzi are nearby.

In fact, you are not even safe when the cameras are at an extreme distance. Something Kate Middleton learned the hard way in 2012 when a rather perverted photographer snapped her sunbathing topless on a private holiday in France.

Not only that, but every inch of your physical appearance becomes up for extreme scrutiny - think about Queen Elizabeth I and her intense makeup routine, which included using incredibly toxic materials in an attempt to make her look more youthful and attractive.

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Fashion also plays a huge role in the life of a Royal Family member. When Kate Middleton married Prince William in 2011, Newsweek estimated that she boosted the British fashion industry by $1 billion.

When you combine all these elements, being a member of 'The Establishment' suddenly seems quite exhausting.

But just when you thought it couldn't be any worse to be a member of one of the world's most famous families, it does. Why? Because the royals allegedly have strict rules on what they are allowed to eat.

For a large majority of the world, this particular aspect of Royal Family life seems inconceivably cruel.

Although, there is a practical reason behind the rule - kind of.

According to Her, the Royal Family stay clear of shellfish. This is to prevent the risk of illness, which will then inevitably cause official Royal duties to be canceled.

The Queen is allegedly very strict on this rule herself, never indulging in seafood which comes from a shell.

Prince Charles, meanwhile, is supposedly more relaxed on the rule and often treats himself to a prawn.

If this is true, then it's safe to assume that the Queen had a different menu when President Barack Obama visited the UK in 2011, for crayfish was served as the starter at Buckingham Palace.

But it's unlikely that Obama really appreciated the crayfish, as he was no doubt too worried that beetroot would be on the menu.

According to the Clubs des Chefs, the 44th President of the United States detested beetroot and refused to eat the juicy red vegetable.

It was also revealed by the  Clubs des Chefs, a collection of chefs to heads of state and political leaders, that Prince Philip washes down his lunch with a pint of lager and that former French President, Francois Hollande hates artichokes.

So there you have it, royalty isn't as easy as it looks. To be a princess, you need to lay off the prawns!