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Is this a sign of changing times? Especially when the King is known to eat and publicly promote cruel animal products such as cheese and grass-fed meat products.

Buckingham Palace has advertised a job for a premier sous chef to prepare vegan meals for King Charles.

The new position, advertised as “ truly like no other,”  involves helping the head chef prepare meals for the monarch, staff, and guests.

Although King Charles’ daily diet is meat, dairy, and apparently egg-heavy, he eats meat and dairy-free food once a week and vegetarian food twice a week.

The job listing, which was obtained by Jam Press, emphasizes the need for a highly qualified and skilled chef with experience at a senior level in fine dining or five-star catering.

It reads: “This job is truly like no other.

”As Premier Sous Chef, you’ll help to lead a team of talented professionals in the Royal Kitchens.

“Joining a team of thirty and operating from six different residences, the scope and variety this role offers is second to none.”

It continued: “You’ll develop and prepare diverse menus and source the very best seasonal ingredients, as well as helping to manage stock levels and co-ordinate staff rotas.

“You’ll motivate and inspire those around you, monitoring the performance and development of a highly competent team, as well as recruiting and training new members.”

It also required the candidate to have good IT skills and an extensive knowledge of “classical cuisine and of the food industry in general.”

King Charles’ half-in, half-out approach to veganism

King Charles has spoken about the impact of food on the environment in the past.

In a 2021 BBC interview, he said: “The business of what we eat, of course, is important.

”For years I haven’t eaten meat and fish on two days a week.

‘And I don’t eat dairy products on one day a week.

”If more did that, you reduce a lot of the pressure on the environment.”

Last year, King Charles finally banned foie gras from being served at all royal residences due to animal welfare concerns.

The decision was confirmed in a letter sent by Tony Johnstone-Burt, the Master of King Charles’ household, to vegan charity PETA..

 “I can affirm that neither the Royal Household nor the Royal Residences purchase foie gras, nor are there any plans to amend this policy,” the letter read.

However, animal activists believe his decision does not go far enough to support animal welfare. 

He is still a patron of the Specialty Cheesemakers Association. In an Instagram post from 2020, Clarence House confirmed that his preferred dish is “cheesy baked eggs,” and the King, who was then the Prince of Wales, even encouraged his followers to support local cheese makers. The post even described British cheese as “one of the most wonderful joys in life.”

The monarch has also proclaimed that “grass-fed animals contain a better quality of protein than others that don’t.”

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