This Is What King Charles and Queen Camilla Will Eat at the Coronation

Updated: Apr. 20, 2023

More over Coronation Chicken, a new royal dish is in town!

The coronation of King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla is just around the corner on May 6. And such a historic occasion calls for an extra-special menu item, as is tradition. Following in the footsteps of the monarchy’s favorite Coronation Chicken and Platinum Pudding, the royal family announced a new coronation meal this week. Read on to learn everything we know about this new delectable dish!

What is the coronation dish for King Charles?

King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla’s coronation dish is called Coronation Quiche. It features a seasonal mix of fresh spinach, tarragon and fava beans, encased in homemade pastry dough. The inner custard also uses a generous helping of grated Cheddar cheese to add some luxurious richness. While the dish is not technically vegetarian (the pastry uses lard), it could easily be made so to accommodate more diners.

How will the coronation dish for King Charles be served?

According to the royal family’s official website, Coronation Quiche is best enjoyed “hot or cold with a green salad and boiled new potatoes.” The dish will be unveiled worldwide, throughout the United Kingdom and its colonies, at community street parties known as Coronation “Big Lunches.” These lunches will occur during Coronation Weekend and are part of Queen Consort Camilla’s Big Lunch Initiative.

What is the Big Lunch initiative?

The Big Lunch Initiative began in 2009 as a way to “bring neighbours and communities together to share friendship, food, and fun.” While communities must organize their own Big Lunches, the Big Lunch is a nonprofit organization that provides “Big Lunch Packs” to interested parties across the world.

Can I host a Big Lunch?

If you would like to host your own Big Lunch between May 6 and May 8 this year, you can request a Big Lunch pack here. And yes, you can request the pack even if you are not English or live outside of the U.K.! Additionally, if you find yourself missing the late Queen Elizabeth II, feel free to read up on these fun facts and enjoy her best coronation photos.