Queen Elizabeth may have the sweetest tooth in the royal family. Her majesty reportedly has a great fondness for chocolate, and her former butler even called her “chocolaty”. Although Queen Elizabeth enjoys a good dessert like anyone else, there are very strict table rules that guests should follow whenever they eat with kings, including who is allowed to eat first.
Within the real
family etiquette rules for eating with Queen Elizabeth
Royal etiquette helps govern the way Queen Elizabeth interacts with the public and other members of the royal family. Some of these rules are visible every time the royals go out in public while others remain hidden behind closed doors.
during her 68 years of reign, Queen Elizabeth dined with countless political leaders,
celebrities and royalty from other countries. When it comes to the dining room
etiquette, all guests inside the palace should follow any Queen
Elizabeth is at the table.
One of the first rules that her guests should follow is to make sure that Queen Elizabeth is the first person seated. Also, people cannot eat until Her Majesty has started her meal and everyone has finished when it is full.
Although most people strictly adhere to these rules, Princess Diana’s former butler, Paul Burrell, once recalled an occasion when a young prince dived into his dessert before His Majesty had a chance to start eating. .
What happens when
does anyone break the real protocol?
that the accident happened when Queen Elizabeth was organizing a dinner on the
Royal Yacht Britannia in the South Pacific. According to Express, a local prince was having dinner with His Majesty and he started by accident
making use before Queen Elizabeth had the opportunity to do anything.
“The prince forgot to see what the queen was doing – instead, he put the grapes in his bowl for his fingers, then some cherries, then when the cream and sugar came out, he also poured them inside, making a kind of fruit soup, “he explained.
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Burrell admitted that he looked horrified to watch the whole scene unfold. The prince did not realize his mistake until he was about to eat the fruit bowl. Fortunately, His Majesty was not offended and “took a sip” from his own bowl to make him feel less embarrassing.
Burrell didn’t say
what Queen Elizabeth thought of the situation, but it seems she took it
A look at the queen
As for Queen Elizabeth’s diet, one of her former chefs, Darren McGrady, once revealed that she isn’t very adventurous when it comes to food. Although McGrady claims that Prince Philip “lives to eat”, he noted that Queen Elizabeth is more frugal with her diet.
For breakfast, queen
Elizabeth likes to start the day with a simple meal. After drinking a cup of
Earl Gray tea, Her Majesty usually has a bowl of cereals or some fruit. She
change things sometimes and eat a plate of scrambled eggs with a side of
Before you dive
at lunch, she likes to enjoy a small drink of gin and Dubonnet. So continue
light things with vegetables or grilled chicken, usually accompanied by a salad.
His favorite lunch is Dover’s grilled sole complete with a spinach dish or
His Majesty also enjoys a good tea before dinner, which usually features small sandwiches. His favorite sandwiches are cucumber and smoked salmon or raspberry jam cut in the shape of a penny.
For her last meal of the day, Elizabeth tends to prefer meat for the main course – such as roast beef, lamb or salmon – served in a sauce.
reportedly loves chocolate
Elizabeth usually sticks to her favorite staples during the day, McGrady
she said she likes to change menus every time she has dinner with her children.
When eating with
Prince Andrew, for example, usually orders “crème brulee with Sandringham
oranges “, which is his favorite meal.
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McGrady also revealed that His Majesty has a sweet tooth. It turns out that chocolate is one of his favorite desserts and one of his favorites is the perfectly chocolate cake.
“It is absolutely a chocolate,” he shared. “Whatever we put on the menu with chocolate, she would choose, especially the perfectly chocolate cake.”