Apparently, Marie Antoinette didn’t really say “Let them eat cake,” but Prince Charles did suggest banning McDonald’s. From Forbes:
Charles made the comments while visiting the Imperial College London Diabetes Center in Abu Dhabi for the launch of a public health campaign, Britain’s Press Association reported. “Have you got anywhere with McDonald’s? Have you tried getting it banned? That’s the key,” Charles was quoted as asking one of the center’s nutritionists on Tuesday.
The prince is a well-known grower and promoter of organic food and takes a keen interest in environmental issues.
No word on what Chuck things we ought to eat instead. Perhaps we’re meant to follow his example. Can Camilla Parker-Bowles be franchised?—MEGHANN MARCO
Prince Charles Fries McDonald’s [Forbes]