Being the Queen must be awesome, because you can basically eat whatever you want. And apparently, Queen Elizabeth’s food choices are, well, just like ours. According to royal chef Darren McGrady—who has cooked for the Queen of England for 15 years—she is very fond of a certain sweet treat.
So much so, that entire desserts will follow her around until she has eaten the last slice.
Seriously—if she’s on her way to, say, Windsor Castle, the half-eaten sweet will travel along with a senior chef. So when the queen arrives, she can have her cake and eat it too. Can you think of a more boss move?
When it comes to the rest of her diet, Queen E is kind of picky. She doesn’t really eat starchy carbs like pasta or potatoes unless she’s at a state dinner. Otherwise, she defaults to healthy standbys like grilled fish or chicken with two types of vegetables. Other royal favorites are salads and fresh fruit.
As for seasoning, the Queen prefers to keep it simple.
With that much cake on the menu, it’s not surprising that she’d want to keep the rest of her diet pared down—besides, isn’t it all just a formality to get to that cake?
Who knew royalty could be so relatable?!
(P.S. Want to get a taste of the Queen’s favorite cake? You can find Darren McGrady’s chocolate biscuit cake recipe here.)