Queen Has Had ‘Same Meal Every Day Since She Was Five Years Old’

Queen Elizabeth II
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The Queen has reportedly had the ‘same meal every day since she was five years old’. 

The 96-year-old’s former royal chef, Darren McGrady, has taken to YouTube and opened up about her eating habits.

In one particular video, he said that Her Majesty enjoys tucking into an afternoon tea and that there’s a staple sandwich she’s always loved.

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McGrady told viewers: “The Queen was served jam pennies in the nursery as a little girl, she’s had them for afternoon tea ever since.

“Simple – just bread and jam with a little butter, usually strawberry jam.

“We’d make the jam at Balmoral Castle with gorgeous Scottish strawberries from the gardens.”

The former royal chef said that before serving it up to the Queen, he would sandwich them together and he’d then cut them into the shape of a circle.

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He went on to say that as well as a simple jam sandwich, the royal loves cucumber with minty cream cheese, and tomato and cheese.

After watching the clip, viewers took to the comments and shared their thoughts on the Queen’s favourite meal.

This kind of eating is just so darn civilised and refined. It makes me feel important, like a Queen, to eat the same menu. Well done, Darren,” one commented.

Another added: “The weird thing is, going to school in England anyone who had jam sandwiches was called poor! And here I am finding out the Queen eats them, wish I could show the bullies this haha!”

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Recently, another of the Queen’s former chefs has also claimed that Her Majesty ‘discovered a slug in her meal’ on one occasion.

According to The Mirror, Charles Oliver wrote in his memoir: “[The Queen and Prince Phillip] would keep a notepad next to their plates so they could make notes about the meal and give their feedback to the chef.

“Once, on a torn-off top sheet the footmen found the dead body of a slug,” Oliver went on to add that on the note the Queen had written, it said: ‘I found this in the salad—could you eat it?’.

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