Britain's Duchess Camilla has poked fun at her son's "little pot belly".
The 67-year-old duchess joked Tom Parker Bowles - one of her children from her first marriage to Andrew Parker Bowles - has sampled too much fine dining in his work as a celebrated food critic.
She said at a Friends of Australia event held to mark Australia Day yesterday (26.01.15): "He's always going to Australia, writing about food over there - he's developed a nice little pot belly."
At the event - which was hosted by Australia's High Commissioner Alexander Downer and Tourism Australia - Camilla was treated to a cooking demonstration by Australian 'MasterChef' runner-up Lynton Tapp, sampled some wagyu beef fillets and raw kingfish and tasted a selection of Australian wines and later admitted she enjoyed the food so much, she considered asking to take some home with her.
She said: "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.'
"I've only visited Australia once - not because it's not the most amazing country - but because I hate flying.
"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...
"I will stagger out of here now."
Other guests at the reception included chef Bill Granger, weathergirl Sian Lloyd and Darcey Bussell, who is a judge on Camilla's favourite TV show 'Strictly Come Dancing'.
The former ballerina said: "She's a big fan of 'Strictly' and she's always keen to know how we are recovering from the show. It's lovely to see her here."