Prince Charles' most hated food gets Sophie Wessex's stamp of approval – 'It's good!'

Sophie Wessex enjoyed a taste of Prince Charles' least favorite food at Preston Market on Wednesday in Lancashire

Prince Charles' most hated food gets Sophie Wessex's stamp of approval – 'It's good!'
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Sophie Wessex tasted Prince Charles' least favorite food at an English market yesterday, and judging by her reaction, the Countess doesn't share her brother-in-law's rumored aversion to strong flavors. 

Sophie Wessex has given her royal approval of Prince Charles' least favorite cuisine, after being offered a bite of a spicy dish at a historic English market. 

The Countess of Wessex and Prince Edward traveled to Lancashire on Wednesday to visit Preston, an administriative hub almost 4 hours away from their home of Bagshot Park, in celebration of its 20th anniversary as a city. 

The exciting engagement comes just a few weeks after their daughter, Lady Louise Windsor, had her future revealed when she received the A-levels required to study English at the University of St. Andrew's. 

On arrival, Sophie and Edward met with Nick Park, the creator of Preston's Wallace and Gromit statue, before splitting up to do separate walkabouts of its iconic market. The couple's presence was greeted by hundreds of locals, some of whom were waving Union Jack flags in honor of their royal guests. 

Dressed in a dusty pink suit and a white blouse, Sophie didn't waste any time exploring all the delights that Preston Market has to offer. At one point, she stopped by an Indian street food stall called Chacha’s, where she was treated to a free sample of its 'world-famous' biryani. 

A Blog Preston video taken of Sophie accepting a small paper tub of the rice dish has since circulated online, revealing the 57-year-old's appreciation for flavors on the hotter side. 

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"Is it good?" the vendor asks enthusiastically, to which the royal replies, "The spice is good."  

Sophie's enjoyment of spicier foods isn't shared by everyone in the Royal Family, however. It's understood that Prince Charles has always had a dislike of hot and strong flavors, so much so that he apparently avoids eating chili and garlic altogether. The 74-year-old even recoiled from a plant that smelled pungent during a public engagement in Lyon with Duchess Camilla in 2018, suggesting he's also highly sensitive to the aroma of spice. 

Each to the own! 

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.