Prince Charles’s favourite foods are “pheasant crumble” and “groussaka”

Just a relatable bloke, eating relatable things.

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In the People’s Publication, Country Life, Prince Charles has revealed his love for ruining other nations’ dishes and his apparent bloodlust for birds. Guest-editing a special edition of the magazine for his 70th birthday, the heir to the British crown said that among his favourite dishes was the cult classic “pheasant crumble” and a dish he claims to have invented himself, the traditional Greek dish moussaka (typically made with lamb) containing, instead, grouse.

“I got this recipe from someone I know,” the Prince of Wales said of his crumble, like a normal person who has normal friends and has, like normal people, ever cooked. “It is delicious.”

His guest edit in Country Life also includes other fun and relatable titbits, such as his view that cheesemakers are our country’s real heroes, that the “flint knapper” is our greatest national treasure, and how he lets red squirrels run around his home.

Rather ominously, he also noted in his opening letter, “We may be the last generation fortunate enough to experience the wonderful people, skills and activities of our countryside,” charmingly reminding us about our impending doom that he will almost certainly be dead for.

If you love grass, hate game birds, and love being a totally normal and relatable guy, this is the mag for you. You can pick up this special issue of Country Life that was definitely edited by Prince Charles and not a group of Clarence House PR people on newsstands in Gloucestershire and Tunbridge Wells now.

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