There’s nothing like waking up in the wee hours of the morning to the news that a member of the Royal Family is expecting, is there? That’s what happened bright and early on Monday, when Kensington Palace announced that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry has a baby on the way. Since she’s well known for her foodie nature, some are speculating about whether Markle might avoid eating her favorite foods while pregnant; it’s not uncommon for people to adjust what they eat when they’ve got a baby on the way, so whether or not the Duchess of Sussex will is a matter of interest to many.
First things first: Whatever someone chooses to eat or not eat is totally up to them, whether or not they’re literal royalty, and whether or not they’re pregnant. But it’s true that there are plenty of science-backed food recommendations out there for pregnant people; they’re geared towards helping fetuses and babies get the nutrition they need as they grow, as well as guarding them from bacteria, infections, and other concerns that can hinder or harm development. That doesn’t mean you have to eat certain things while you’re pregnant, or that you can never eat other things; they can just be useful guidelines to follow, and many find them helpful.
So: What might Meghan Markle steer clear from during her pregnancy? Possibly these items, based on what we know about her favorite foods: