My foodie son’s pot belly – Camilla

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Published: Monday 26th January 2015 by The News Editor

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The Duchess of Cornwall has revealed her food writer son has succumbed to one of the hazards of his profession – weight gain.

Camilla’s admission that her son Tom Parker Bowles has a “little pot belly” came as she celebrated Australia Day with some of the nation’s leading chefs and wine producers.

The Duchess was joined by renowned Australian cook Bill Granger, John Torode from MasterChef and some British supporters of Australia – Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell and Stanley Johnson, father of London mayor Boris Johnson.

Chatting to one of the guests at the reception held in central London Camilla mentioned her son who last year released a new cook book Let’s Eat Meat.

She said: “He’s always going to Australia, writing about food over there – he’s developed a nice little pot belly.”

The event was hosted by Australia’s High Commissioner Alexander Downer and the organisation Tourism Australia.

The duchess watched a cooking demonstration by Lynton Tapp – the 2013 Australian MasterChef runner-up – who cooked wagyu beef fillets and prepared some raw kingfish.

And Camilla, whose father was a wine merchant, later sampled some red and white wines from Australia.

In a short speech she told the guests: “But coming and tasting that kingfish and that beef was out of this world – I just want to put it into a bag and take it for dinner but I don’t think I would be allowed to do that.”

She added: “I have a son who’s a foodie, quite a lot of you know, he writes a lot about food, and my father was in the wine business – so they are two things that are very very close to my heart.”

Published: Monday 26th January 2015 by The News Editor

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