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Former Buckingham Palace Chef, Darren McGrady, Tells About The Royals’ Eating Habits

A famous chef, Darren McGrady, who used to work in Buckingham Palace, revealed information about the royal family’s eating habits.

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Darren had been working in the Buckingham palace kitchen for 11 years before he became Princess Diana’s personal chef.

When he described Queen Elizabeth’s eating habits, he said Her Majesty’s breakfasts were very simple. By the way, did you know that everyone around should stop eating after the Queen has finished? Find out about this and other unusual rules in the video below:

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Some Kellogg’s cereal from a plastic container, which she’d serve herself. And some Darjeeling tea.

McGrady said the Queen adored dark chocolate and simply hated garlic. Her Majesty couldn’t stand its smell and taste.

Queen Elizabeth loved eating off fancy dinnerware, but didn’t disdain eating from plastic containers occasionally, though.

READ ALSO: Funny Nicknames Of The Queen That Were Created By The Royal Family Members

When Darren recalled Diana’s and her sons’ food preferences, he said the princes loved fast food and their mother allowed them to have it quite often.

I remember the Princess came into the kitchen one day and said, “Cancel lunch for the boys, I’m taking them out, we’re going to McDonald’s.”

They also adored pizza and American-style potato skins.

As for Diana, she couldn’t stand red meat.

The only red meat she would eat was lamb, and that was when she was entertaining. She’d never eat beef.

Prince Philip was not always satisfied with what he was proposed to eat. Once, he entered McGrady’s kitchen and asked what was for supper.

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I have these little one-inch eyes of lamb for you, your Royal Highness,” responded McGrady.

But Philip looked at the chops on the counter and asked who they were for. Darren said they were for the staff, and the Prince said: “Oh, could we have those?”

I ended up giving him these big meatier pieces, and the staff had the other,” said Darren, smiling.

Many people think the Queen and her family should eat exquisite delicacies off gold plates with diamond forks and knives. However, as we all can see, royals are like common people who have their own eating preferences and in most cases, they like simple food.

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