Kate Middleton and Princess Charlotte break late Queen's golden food rule she lived by

Kate Middleton has broken the late Queen's golden food rule that the monarch had for a key reason. Kate, who is currently battling cancer and undergoing "preventative chemotherapy", has made a key diet change - and it flies in the face of the late Queen's guidance.

The Queen died at Balmoral aged 96 in September 2022, 18 months before Kate revealed her cancer battle. Speaking to the royal, four-year-old Rafael Chana told Kate that he enjoyed olives, and she replied that she loved them too as a child.

The Princess of Wales said: "I used to eat lots and lots of olives when I was little as well." Royal correspondent Rebecca English took to Twitter/X to shed light on the mum-of-three and 42-year-old Princess of Wales' decision, saying: "The Duchess of Cambridge [now Princess of Wales] revealed today that her daughter, Princess Charlotte, loves olives and she encourages both her and Prince George to cook with her."

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The Queen is known to have wanted to refrain from ruining her favourite food by having it served to her at every engagement. She instead wanted a variety and felt that by revealing what she loved, it would be offered on repeat.

In a previous interview, Kate told former BBC The Great British Bake Off star Mary Berry: "We grow our own vegetables, we've got carrots, beans, beetroot's a massive favourite, Louis absolutely loves beetroot." She also joked that Princess Charlotte "obviously loves her Charlotte potatoes".

When asked by Mary if she ever cooks with the children, Kate said that she "really enjoys it". Kate is mum to Charlotte, Prince Louise and Prince George and has been helping her children come to terms with her cancer diagnosis alongside the help of Prince William.

Kate has stepped back from the Royal Family as she deals with her health woes.