What did the Queen eat? Her Majesty's all-time favourite foods and what she wanted off the menu

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  • The Queen had a select few foods that were her all-time favourites.
  • However, she always chose to keep it simple, her former chef, Darren McGrady, revealed.
  • There is also one food the late monarch disliked - and was not allowed to be used in her meals.

Queen Elizabeth II may have been known for her impeccable taste in hats and her love of corgis, but the late monarch, who had some of the world’s finest chefs at her disposal, preferred to stick to a modest, structured diet for her daily life.  

Here are some of Her Majesty’s all-time favourite foods, as reported by Ticker News.

Earl Grey tea

It has long been reported that Earl Grey was the Queen's tea of choice.

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According to the BBC, the monarch was a fan of Earl Grey tea with milk but no sugar.

Cornflakes and marmalade on toast

Former royal chef Darren McGrady says Her Majesty was one to dine simply. 

McGrady, who served the monarch for 15 years, says for breakfast it was cornflakes or marmalade on toast, followed by a simple and light lunch and dinner, like chicken and vegetables.

A lover of chocolate

McGrady also revealed to the BBC that the Queen was a “chocoholic”.

“The Queen loves chocolate, so on the menu, we’d put anything to do with chocolate. Chocolate perfection pie was one of her favourite dishes. It’s layers of cinnamon cream and chocolate with a really crisp sugar pastry crust. She also liked chocolate mousse,” he said. 

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Favourites from back in the day

Apart from her Earl Grey tea, the monarch also enjoyed indulging in scones, Gin and, of course, cake. In fact, her sweet tooth meant she always left room for dessert.

Strictly off the menu

When it came to foods the queen didn’t like, garlic and onions were strictly off the menu, reports Ticker News.

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“The only thing we really had to stay away from for the Queen was garlic... If she was eating on her own or with guests, we didn’t use garlic in the meal, but if Prince Philip was eating on his own we would use it,” McGrady told the BBC.


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