13 Foods Queen Elizabeth II Eats Every Day
The British monarch’s eating habits aren’t nearly as decadent as you had imagined!
And of course, no week would be complete without a traditional British Sunday roast – a main meal of roasted meat, potatoes, and accompanied by Yorkshire pudding, stuffing, vegetables and gravy. Pheasant, grouse, partridge, beef, or venison, are just a few of the Queen’s favorite meats to splurge on for her Sunday roast. “The royals are devoted to game caught on the grounds,” writes McGrady in Eating Royally. But whatever you do, do not serve it to her rare! She likes her meats cooked all the way through. You’ll often see a well-done end slice of meat on her plate, according to the Telegraph. Next, read up on the unusual royal traditions you never knew existed.
At 91 years old, the monarch still likes to imbibe on the occasional alcoholic beverage here and there. She usually sips on a glass of sweet German wine at dinner. But her favorite alcoholic beverage is a gin and Dubonnet (a sweet wine-based aperitif) with a slice of lemon and ice. “She doesn’t wake up in the morning and have an Elizabeth large gin and tonic,” McGrady told CNN. “Just in the evening sometimes. She certainly doesn’t drink four glasses a day.”
Despite her smart eating choices, Queen Elizabeth II does have quite the sweet tooth! A slice of chocolate cake is her guilty pleasure. The Queen will eat a slice at tea time again and again until not one crumb is left. “I have even packed half a cake into ‘Ascot boxes’ to send along with other provisions to Windsor Castle for the queen’s teas during the weekend,” McGrady wrote in Eating Royally. And she always orders her chefs to make her a chocolate ganache sponge cake for her birthday every year. According to the Telegraph, Queen Victoria’s chef concocted the recipe that has now been served at birthdays for the Queen and her family for years! “But it has to be dark chocolate, the darker the better,” McGrady told CNN. “She was never keen on milk chocolate or white chocolate.” Put your royals knowledge to the test and see if you can identify the British royal by their childhood picture.