Duchess of Cornwall Reveals Her Favourite Food Is Raw Peas

The Duchess of Cornwall has dined at lavish state banquets and eaten dishes prepared by the world's best chefs but today she revealed one of her favourite foods - raw peas.

Camilla's admission came as she launched a national competition at a school in Slough, Berkshire, to encourage youngsters to grow produce for a harvest festival celebration at Westminster Abbey.

And when she continued the food theme by visiting a pensioner who was the first recipient of a new meals-on-wheels service in Surrey, she was joined by TV chefs the Hairy Bikers.

The Duchess of Cornwall eating

The Duchess revealed her love of peas when she was interviewed by a young reporter from Godolphin Junior School in Slough.

She told eight-year-old Annika Matharu, who asked her about her favourite vegetable: "I like them cooked but I tell you what I really like - eating peas straight from the garden.

"If you take them straight from the pod they are delicious and really sweet."

Her husband, the Prince of Wales, will become a grandfather for the first when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby is born in the summer but Camilla already has five grandchildren.

She told Annika: "I take all my grandchildren down to the garden and they spend hours and hours eating peas."

She laughed as she joked: "They eat and they eat until they are almost sick."