A blaring headline in the UK’s The Times states the wife of Prince Charles, Camilla, has no stomach for Cuban food. With a trip to apartheid Cuba planned for this spring, the Duchess of Cornwall recently expressed her dislike for Cuban food.
The forthcoming trip to Cuba by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, the first by members of the royal family, will no doubt be hailed as a breakthrough in Britain’s relations with the communist state.
The duchess’s relations with the chefs of Cuba will, however, be another matter. In a diplomatic slip that has drawn attention to the trip even before it has been officially announced, she raised a concern that has been voiced by countless visitors over the years: that Cuban food is terrible.
While Camilla may not have a stomach for Cuban food, it seems her and her husband Prince Charles certainly have a stomach for Cuban repression. With their visit to Cuba, the Prince and the Duchess will make clear they have no issue with the violent repression that takes place on the island. Hundreds of dissidents are beaten and arrested by Castro State Security every month in Cuba, and the Prince and the Duchess seem fine with that as long as they don’t have to eat the food.