Duchess Camilla mocks son

Duchess Camilla mocked her food critic son Tom Parker Bowles' "little pot belly" at an Australia Day event yesterday (26.01.15).

Duchess Camilla
Duchess Camilla

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."

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