Food and Nutrition

Duchess Camilla Eats Salad Costing $650

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Wife of Prince Charles, Duchess Camilla, was given a £399 salad at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

In case you don't know what the conversion of pounds to USD is (don't worry I had to look it up), the salad is roughly $637!! Uh-huh. There better be some gold plated croutons in that bowl!

Apparently it's one of the world's most expensive salads because the chef isn't using the supermarket's iceberg lettuce.

Camilla took a tour around Anglian Home Improvements' 'Naked Garden' exhibit by its designer, landscape designer David Domoney, and learned about the hydroponically grown lettuces and tomatoes which were used in the dish. David said:

"Camilla was thrilled to see all the plants on display which are incredibly expensive because they are grown hydroponically. They are grown without soil and water and nutrients are sprayed direct to the roots. But also this means that the plants on display are all kept alive right till the point they are put in the salad so this is the freshest green salad you will ever eat.

"Unfortunately it is also the most expensive as the growing of the plants like this is very labour intensive."

I would love to know what she thought of the salad. And I would love to know what it tastes like! Oh and I'm sure it wasn't a big salad either, probably one of those fancy ones.