Prince Charles is baffled after being served green ants on MasterChef - video

4 July 2018, 10:54 | Updated: 23 March 2019, 23:26

By Tom Eames

Prince Charles makes a surprise appearance on Australia's edition of MasterChef this week.

And it seems that the Aussies wanted to show the future King an intriguing plate of food.

A preview for the episode shows Prince Charles taking part in an unusual taste testing. After meeting the judges, he tasted the hors d'œuvres prepared by contestants. 

One dish featured of a canape topped with edible green ants. Prince Charles asked: "So, I wonder, what are all these?"

"Green ants on barramundi," contestant Matt said. Charles was rather taken aback to say the least.

Judge George Calombaris joked: "Our version of fish and chips."

Green ants on MasterChef
Picture: Ten Network

The Duchess of Cornwall also appears in the episode, and she is seen giving insight into the appetite of her husband.

She told chef and judge Gary Mehigan: "Anything fresh, really... you'll definitely see a smile."

Future Celebrity MasterChef contestants?