This season of Masterchef will mark the hit reality series 10th season, and it's set to be its biggest yet! Network Ten has today confirmed that His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, will be making a special guest appearance on its newest season.
The Network have formally announced that the 69-year-old royal will be involved in a special challenge for hopeful chefs.
Charles, who was in Australia for the Commonwealth Games, hosted a reception at the Royal Flying Doctor Service base in Darwin on Monday. The event was catered by MasterChef contestants as part of a challenge on the reality series latest season.
'It is not only an enormous privilege and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to cook for His Royal Highness's reception, but a challenge, too,' judge Gary Mehigan said.
Gary added that Prince Charles' advocacy for sustainability will be incorporated into the challenge, with contestants making meals from locally-sourced ingredients.
'The Prince Of Wales has always been an advocate for the environment and sustainability,' Gary said. 'He is well-known as a supporter of local producers and locally sourced produce.'
He added, 'With this in mind, the challenge for our contestants is to respect and reflect his philosophy and use native ingredients along with other locally-sourced ingredients.'