Camilla’s son Tom Parker Bowles talks King’s coronation menu


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Camilla’s son Tom Parker Bowles is dishing out his opinion on his mother’s forthcoming coronation with husband King Charles.

The food critic, 48, first touched upon the reported “Not My King” protests that are set to go down on May 6 in the United Kingdom — the date of the monarchs’ crownings.

“Everyone has the right to think what they want,” he told the News Agents podcast in a recent interview.

“We live in, thankfully, a free country,” Parker Bowles explained, adding that if citizens want to protest “that’s their right to do so.”

He continued: “You’re allowed to protest. We all are allowed to have different views and I think that makes for an interesting and civilized country.”

The “Let’s Eat: Recipes from My Kitchen Notebook” author also gave his two cents about whether it will be weird to see Camilla, 75, as queen.

“Not really because she’s still my mother,” he noted. “I think change happens, but I don’t care what anyone says.”

The culinary expert didn’t hesitate to skewer the coronation menu by sharing the worst possible ingredients.

Food critic Tom Parker Bowles gave his thoughts about his mom’s coronation menu and the anti-monarchy protests that are expected to go down on May 6.
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Parker Bowles believes that spices like chili and garlic shouldn’t be included in the special day’s spread.

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The cookbook author opened up about his mother’s upcoming coronation.
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He pointed out that stinky seasonings such as garlic “can make your breath smell.” He then stated how his mother also isn’t a fan of chili and “doesn’t like massive spice.”

“[If] you’re walking around and meeting lots of people, I think you have to be a little bit careful not to get the tummy too excited,” the father of two advised.

One dish that will also be presented on the menu, includes the coronation quiche. The decades-old fan-favorite coronation chicken may even be making a guest appearance.

Anti-monarchy campaigners stage a protest outside Westminster Abbey on March 13, 2023.
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Parker Bowles described the poultry entrée as “really horrible” as he believes it’s too antiquated to be served in modern times.

The chicken meal’s origins stretch back to 1953 when Queen Elizabeth was crowned as sovereign. The roasted chicken dish features fresh curry powder.

“What happened over the years is it became this awful, turgid, sad, sort of gloopy mess, yellow, horrid. I mean coronation chicken done badly is appalling,” Parker Bowles uttered.

The “coronation quiche” is a dish that was personally chosen by King Charles and Camilla to celebrate their crownings next month.

“And I think what started off as something quite nice and probably quite exotic for the 50s has now become something really horrible,” he said.

The cookbook writer added that while he didn’t have a hand in selecting the coronation menu, he praised Buckingham Palace’s executive chef Mark Flanagan for his culinary artistry.

“He’s a really, really good chef. So, I wouldn’t dare start telling him what to do,” Parker Bowles gushed.

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The then-Prince Charles, his wife Camilla and her son Tom Parker Bowles spotted leaving Scott’s restaurant on Sept. 7, 2016 in London, England.
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As for the quiche, the egg-filled delight is a mixture of spinach, broad beans, cheese and tarragon. The meal was personally chosen by Charles, 74, and Camilla for the big event next month.

However, royal fans on Twitter were fuming over the idea, shaking their heads “no” to frying up the delicacy.

“#Coronation quiche? Is Charles serious? No sane person chooses to eat quiche,” one angry person penned.

Another interjected: “The ‘coronation quiche’ looks absolutely grim, so I suppose it’s a fitting choice.”

The Post has reached out to Parker Bowles for comment.

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