It's no secret that HRH Elizabeth II is fond a tipple or two (in fact, it was even recently reported that her royal dresser has a special use for gin), but have you ever sat down to your morning bowl of Weetabix and thought "I wonder what the Queen kicks off her day with? Like, what is she eating right now?”
Fear not... as always, we're on hand to answer that question.
Royal biographer, Katie Nicholl, has said that the Queen's favoured breakfast is actually something that could be easily recreated by us normal folk at home. "HRH typically starts [the day] with a simple cup of tea and biscuits, followed by a bowl of cereal, famously served from Tupperware." Yup, just like your mum, the monarch keeps her Cornflakes in a plastic storage box until it's time to eat them – as she believes it's the superior way of keeping them fresh.
The Queen then has a second round to eat (a woman after our own hearts), consisting of "marmalade on white toast and a further cup of English Breakfast tea for breakfast." On the subject of snacks, Katie said that Her Majesty forgoes them up until lunchtime, when she'll chow down on a light starter, such as a salad, then a main course (fish and vegetables, especially Scottish salmon, is a favourite) without dessert.
Afternoon tea is a must too. "She [the Queen] religiously takes a break in the late afternoon every day for this. She enjoys a cucumber sandwich with the crusts cut off, a slice of fruit cake and a pot of Earl Grey tea." Fair play, all those royal duties will need some serious fuel to power through.
"For dinner, HRH will usually eat a starter followed by a main course, with her favourite dish being lamb in addition to game. For dessert she indulges with a chocolate torte, which is just enough to satisfy her sweet tooth." Phew. Sounds divine.
This foodie revelation comes about following a partnership between meal delivery platform Uber Eats and The Baptist Grill, to celebrate the return of The Crown.