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How does The Queen keep a healthy weight? She avoids too much a certain food many of us love!

The Queen
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The Queen has been on the throne for over 65 years, and through those many decades, she has been able to maintain a healthy weight – even with so many royal banquets, dinners and events.

So, how does she keep her weight down? Her Majesty recently revealed her secret during a luncheon party at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.

According to Sebastien Shakespeare at the Daily Mail, she told one of the guests that she made a change in her diet to avoid eating too many potatoes.

She revealed the diet to Guy Singh-Watson, the founder of organic vegetable box delivery company Riverford, during a discussion about diabetes and diet. “The Queen said she doesn’t eat many potatoes,” he said.

Singh-Watson added, “We were talking about vegetables because, of course, that’s my stock in trade. She just amazes me; her broad interest and knowledge is extraordinary.”

Her Majesty spoke at the lunch about her concerns regarding food, farming, and different environmental issues, as well.

The guests, who also included Hugh Fearnley- Whittingstall and Oxford Professor Yadvinder Malhi, dined on prawns to start and then had pheasant as the main course.

In the past, former royal chef Darren McGrady has said, “The Queen’s not really bothered about food. The chefs and food and kitchens come last. They’re still using pots and pans from the 1800s, with the Queen Victoria stamp on them.”

He’s also shared that some of Her Majesty’s favourite foods include scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and a grating of truffle. And like so many of us, she has a weakness for chocolate!

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.