Queen Elizabeth II has royal chefs on hand to prepare everything she wants whenever she wants. But when it comes to breakfast, Her Majesty keeps things surprisingly simple and has the same thing every morning. She must also have one specific food every evening after dinner.
This is what she eats every day before breakfast and every evening after dinner, plus what foods the frost refuses to eat.
What Her Majesty eats for breakfast every morning
Queen Elizabeth has followed the same morning routine for years and gets up at the same time every day. However, she is not awakened by a nasty alarm clock like the rest of us. Instead, she wakes up every day from bagpipes that are played outside her bedroom window for 15 minutes.
Although the way she wakes up is not recognizable, the queen reaches for the same food that many of us do when we get up.
According to former royal chef Darren McGrady, the queen eats Kellogg’s every morning.
“Breakfast was very simple for Her Majesty,” he told Marie Claire. “Some Kellogg’s breakfast cereals from a plastic container that they would serve themselves.”
Unlike her breakfast, the Royal’s dinner menu varies, but there is one thing she has to have for dessert every night and that is cake.
A selection of cakes for the queen is made daily, but her absolute favorite is chocolate cookie cake.
“The chocolate cookie cake is the only cake that is used again and again and again and again until it is all gone,” McGrady said. “She takes a small piece every day until there is only a small piece, but you have to send that, she wants to finish that whole cake.”
What foods she refuses to eat
Just as Queen Elizabeth knows what she likes and holds on to, so does she know what she is and the kitchen staff at Buckingham Palace serve better than her particular foods.
One thing Her Majesty will not have is garlic. Another former chef of the royal family, Carolyn Robb, explained that there are strict instructions not to put garlic in the queen’s meals. The reason for this is because she doesn’t want to smell it during a public engagement when she meets people.
McGrady agreed that he never served the matriarch of the royal family anything with garlic.
“The queen would never have garlic on the menu. She hated the smell of it, she hated its taste, “he said.
The queen also does not eat potatoes or pasta. The only time you would ever catch it on her plate is during a special dinner. Instead of starchy products for dinner, she would prefer fish or chicken with fresh vegetables as a side dish.