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Her Majesty enjoys a simple breakfast as her eating habits are revealed by former chef

In a new interview former royal chef Darren McGrady has revealed just what Her Majesty The Queen enjoys for breakfast.

Speaking to Marie Claire magazine McGrady shared that “Breakfast was very simple for Her Majesty. Some Kellogg’s cereal from a plastic container, which she’d serve herself. And some Darjeeling tea.” The Queen is said to prefer cereal from Tupperware as she believes it keeps it fresh longer. She also often takes her first meal of the day alone as Prince Philip prefers an earlier start. McGrady specified that it was a “plastic yellow Tupperware container” which sent some media outlets into spams of shock and delight.

McGrady served as palace chef for 11 years and has now given several interviews about his time behind royal walls. The new revelations about the royal eating habits follow on the heels of a different interview McGrady recently gave in which he revealed that The Queen engages in a regimented cocktail plan of four alcoholic beverages a day. She begins with a gin and Dubonnet in the morning, moves on to a glass of wine alongside a dry gin martini with lunch and ends with a glass of champagne before bed.

McGrady has also revealed that The Queen is “not a foodie. She eats to live, unlike Prince Philip who loves to eat and would stand and talk food all day.”

In this new interview McGrady also shared that The Queen loves dark chocolate but hates both the smell and taste of garlic. He also told of Prince William and Prince Harry’s love of fast food when they were younger, remembering a specific instance where his services weren’t needed. “I remember the Princess [Diana] came into the kitchen one day and said, ‘Cancel lunch for the boys I’m taking them out, we’re going to McDonald’s.’”

  • Mr. Christian

    Dear Mr. McGrady: You should try to give the Queen some fruit for breakfast either in her cereal or as a side. A glass of orange or other juice should also go with her breakfast. As we used to say in America, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” Why not ask the Queen if she would like for a change some smoked salmon on a “Bagel” with a “smear” of cream cheese and capers for breakfast. Raw onion with it is optional. This is to replace essential oils, minerals and vitamins. I hope Her Majesty is well. A well balanced diet, is very important to all ages. And, if she does not drink milk, or have some cream cheese or related she runs the risk of bone loss, back pains, etc. from osteoporosis. Thank you.

  • Elizabeth Pease

    Darren McGrady: You should write a book about what the Royal Family ate from the time when you started as HM’s chef.

  • Pamela Traves

    I know why the Queen has been so healthy for so long-little nip of liquor!!

    • Elizabeth Pease

      Her mother had a glass of champagne on her 100th birthdate.

  • Bramble

    Well seen she doesn’t drive herself about …a gin plus dubonnet in the morning I’ve never heard the likes …the rest of us would be accused of alcoholism! Add up the units in a week and its well above average for a tiny wee woman.

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