The Prince of Wales revealed his daily diet during a trip to Cornwall – and said he drinks three cups of tea because Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis ‘keep him up.’
The Duke of Cornwall, 40, made his first official visit to the county since taking on his new role yesterday – and during the visit at Newquay Orchard, he wrote a nutrition sheet that he eats two eggs and wholemeal toast with butter for breakfast.
Meanwhile he told nutritionist Monique Hyland he had a ‘rubbish’ sandwich for lunch, before having fish and mushrooms for dinner.
He also revealed he doesn’t drink coffee, but has three cups of tea each day because the ‘kids’ can keep him up and he ‘needs more cups of tea to keep him going.’
The Prince of Wales revealed his daily diet during a trip to Cornwall – and said he drinks three cups of tea because Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis ‘keep him up’
He made the confessions during a visit to the Newquay Orchard, which offers environmental education, employability training and community events.
He explained he has a healthy start to the day by eating two eggs and wholemeal toast with butter.
He wrote on a nutrition sheet that he had enjoyed apple juice and a cup of tea with milk and sugar alongside it.
He said he was ‘trying to cut down on the sugar.’
He also revealed he doesn’t drink coffee, but has three cups of tea each day because the ‘kids’ can keep him up (pictured at the Jubilee)
He made the confessions during a visit to the Newquay Orchard, which offers environmental education, employability training and community events
William was shown around the site by Mr. Berkeley and met staff, volunteers, children and young people during an hour-long visit
But for lunch he said he ate a ‘slightly manky looking sandwich’ with a glass of water.
Prince William’s special connection to Cornwall
William’s bond to Cornwall stretches back – and includes happier holiday memories with his father and mother Diana, as well as his own family.
The Duke visited Tresco island with his brother Harry and parents Charles and Diana as a child in June 1989.
A photograph from the break captures a seven-year-old William as he prepares for a bike ride alongside his family, with Diana seen standing behind him in a fuchsia jumper.
Over the years, he has also made several trips to the Duchy with his father, and Charles has long encouraged William to take an interest in his workings and its portfolio of land, financial investments and property.
The Duke first attended a meeting of the Prince’s Council, which oversees the management of the Duchy, in 2011.
In 2016, he visited Duchy projects in Cornwall and the Scillies with the Duchess of Cambridge.
Images showed the pair boarding a boat to St Martins after visiting the Tresco Abbey Garden.
In November 2017, he received two officials from the Duchy of Cornwall at Kensington Palace. Wills had a private audience with Alastair Martin, secretary of the Duchy, and Keith Willis, the finance director.
In 2018, it appeared Prince William’s interest in the Duchy was ramping up. He went on a private visit to Poundbury, Charles’s model village.
Over the past couple of years William has accompanied his father to Duchy of Cornwall meetings, immersed himself in the estate’s business and movingly praised his father in last year’s ITV documentary on the subject.
In 2020, amid the Covid-19 pandemic, William took his family to the island of Tresco for a summer break, where they stayed at his father’s home of Dolphin House.
As well as their 2020 summer holiday in the Scillies, the family returned in October and stayed in a modest four-bedroom stone cottage.
And last year, Prince William and Kate enjoyed a family holiday on the Isles of Scilly for the second year running.
The Prince and Princess were believed to have traveled there for a staycation with their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
They then returned for a second trip to Cornwall as they took part in the G7 summit in the area.
He said: ‘Not particular interesting lunch!’
Prince William went on to say he was likely to have a dish like white fish with mushrooms for dinner.
He said he ‘doesn’t drink coffee’ so drinks ‘two or three cups of tea’ a day, as well as enoying snacks like bananas and cholate biscuits or brownies.
Meanwhile he added he might have a glass of red wine each day.
He ended his summary by adding he wished he was saying something more interesting, joking he might drink a ‘shot of sambuca’.
William was shown around the site by Mr. Berkeley and met staff, volunteers, children and young people during an hour-long visit.
The project was founded eight years ago by Luke Berkeley in the north Cornish town on land owned by the Duchy of Cornwall.
The orchard currently works with over 120 volunteers each week, who take stewardship of the land, and as well as growing a range of fruit vegetables there is a community cafe that sells much of the produce.
He was taken on a tour of the workshops, shown around ‘An Lowarth’ – Cornish for ‘garden’ – and walked through polytunnels containing produce.
The Duke also met staff working in the educational area where people are trained in cooking, gardening and other practical skills.
Mr Berkeley, who is chief executive of the orchard, said he was ‘really, really proud’ William had chosen the project for his first official engagement in Cornwall in his new role.
‘We had a visit from The King a couple of months ago and we feel enormously privileged to be thought of in this way,’ Mr Berkeley said.
‘We have had a lot of support from the Duchy which we are very grateful for. The King has always been very supportive and clearly without him we would not be here.
‘William was very interested in hearing about the work we do and is passionate about young people, the environment and mental health.’
He added: ‘It really was a lovely visit and William spent the time to speak with people who have supported the project and those that engage with the work we do here.
‘The reaction he got from people – the enjoyment and the smiles – will stay with me for a long time.’
While in Cornwall, the Duke visited Duchy offices to meet staff as he takes forward the stewardship of the estate.
William became the heir apparent and became known as the Prince of Wales, after the death of his grandmother and the accession of his father, Charles, to become the King.
William also inherited the title Duke of Cornwall and is now the Duke of Cornwall and Cambridge.
Kate is now known as the Princess of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge.
The Duke also met staff working in the educational area where people are trained in cooking, gardening and other practical skills
Mr Berkeley, who is chief executive of the orchard, said he was ‘really, really proud’ William had chosen the project for his first official engagement in Cornwall in his new role