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A quiche fit for a king and queen is set to become the signature dish of the Coronation Big Lunch

It’s been handpicked by the stars of the show themselves and it’s hoped that a brand new quiche recipe will end up on thousands of tables as Coronation celebrations get under way.

With just weeks to go until King Charles III and Queen Camilla are crowned at Westminster Abbey, the Royal Family has revealed the party food picked to mark the moment.

While June 1953 gave us Coronation Chicken (now a staple of sandwich fillings across the country), this year’s celebrations have gone green. The quiche chosen by Their Majesties is packed with veggies you’d find in a country garden.

The recipe includes spinach, broad beans and tarragon as well as heaps of cheese (which can be vegan to suit all tastes). The main ingredients are covered in a creamy egg mix before baking.

Cook along with this special guide to making a right royal quiche

Cautious cooks might be concerned at the mention of making their own pastry so the official social media channels for the Royal Family have a handy cook along video, straight from the kitchens of Buckingham Palace. However, street party organisers with a long to do list might well resort to ready made pastry and find their quiche just as good.

The quiche got a rather regal public launch when the Duke of Edinburgh brought one along to a Coronation Big Lunch held at Westminster Abbey for faith leaders on April 18 2023.

The Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla takes place at Westminster Abbey on May 6 2023. Coronation Big Lunches will unfold across the weekend, with May 7 dedicated as a special day to celebrate them.

About author

Lydia Starbuck is Jubilee and Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton who is a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. Her latest book, A History of British Royal Jubilees, is out now. Her new book, The Mysterious Death of Katherine Parr, will be published in March 2024. June is an award winning reporter, producer and editor. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.