What the Windsor eat: favorite dishes of Prince William, Meghan Markle and other members of the royal family
The Queen of Great Britain scans the menu twice a week with the latest offers of dishes from the main chef. But at the same time, the cult of food never existed in the family of Elizabeth II, writes Culturology.ru.
The daily diet of the royal family includes fairly simple dishes, but the cook always takes into account the personal preferences of everyone. Today we offer you to learn all about your favorite Windsor food.
As acknowledged by former royal chef Darren McGrady, Elizabeth II cannot be called a foodie. She eats in order to live, and her daily menu contains simple dishes of traditional English cuisine. And even those delicacies that Elizabeth II loves do not appear every day on her table.
Among the Queen's favorite dishes are scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and grated truffle, but Elizabeth II allows herself to enjoy such a treat only at Christmas, as truffles are very expensive. Instead, she prefers cereal with fresh fruit for breakfast. Marmalade toasts also hold an honorable place in the diet of the monarchine.
A royal meal usually includes fish and lots of vegetables, and one of Elizabeth II's favorite lunch dishes is the fried Dover flounder, which is specially prepared with spinach and zucchini. The queen's dinner most often consists of steak with mushroom sauce. But dishes with starch content are absent on the royal table - Elizabeth II does not eat potatoes, rice and pasta.
Elizabeth II has a particular weakness for chocolate, and her favorite dessert is crispy chocolate chip cookies, which she takes with her even on trips. However, during afternoon tea she eats chocolate muffins or the chocolate biscuit, beloved by the whole family, with pleasure. The Queen does not refuse a cup of hot chocolate, certainly dark.
The Queen's wife can be called a real gourmet, while he is happy to cook it himself. For many years, Prince Philip took his own electric frying pan with him on all trips in order to be able to cook his favorite meals while traveling. He loves to use the grill and often takes on the preparation of dinner for himself and his wife, and one of his specialties is a mushroom appetizer with cream.
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For breakfast, Prince Philip, according to a former servant of Charles Oliver, cooked eggs, bacon or sausages, a little less often - kidneys or omelets. In general, his diet always had high-quality home-made food, but at the same time, the Queen's husband was not afraid to experiment. He loves well-cooked game, and he considers the kulebyak with salmon to be among his favorite dishes. At the same time, Philip is not indifferent to fragrant spices.
The son of the Queen of Great Britain prefers simple organic food. The wife of Prince Charles claims: her husband has real weakness for cheese. If there is cheese in the recipe, then the husband will certainly try to cook a new dish. Among the undoubted favorites of the Queen's son are baked eggs with cheese, which are prepared with two types of cheese, soft and hard, vegetables, greens and spinach. And the lasting pain of Camille's husband is garlic, which is banned in the kitchen of Buckingham Palace due to the pungent odor. Since all members of the royal family have to communicate a lot with people, Prince Charles had to abandon its use.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
The wife of Prince Charles also loves organic food. For breakfast, she gladly eats scrambled eggs in different variations; her lunch most often consists of a fish dish and vegetables. The Duchess of Cornwall loves dairy products, since she considers them necessary in the diet, and for dinner she prefers meat or chicken. Recently, the duchess admitted that she receives special pleasure from fresh green peas grown in her garden.
The eldest son of Prince Charles is very fond of chicken and medium-sized steaks, which he can cook himself. As a child, he adored pasta with cheese, but his particular weakness is pizza, Chinese or Indian. Of course, he has to put up with the menu that his spouse claims, but Prince William will never miss the chance to order the delivery of his favorite dish. If the prince is in a good mood, he himself can prepare pizza and dough for her, especially since his eldest son George is also a fan of this dish. And once Prince William admitted: he and his wife really like sushi, though they can not enjoy Japanese cuisine as often as we would like. The rules of the royal family prohibit the use of shellfish and raw fish due to the high risk of food poisoning.
The Duchess of Cambridge loves salads of fresh vegetables, does not give up meat and gets real pleasure from spicy Indian food. Kate Middleton cooks well herself. For each of her children, she certainly bakes a birthday cake, and for the first dinner in the royal family, when Kate was just gathering at the crown, she prepared a courgette chutney as a gift for Elizabeth II according to her grandmother's recipe.
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Although the duchess is a supporter of simple and healthy food, she enjoys sushi, while watching a sports match she does not give up popcorn and enjoys trying new dishes from lamb meat.
The youngest son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana also loves fried chicken and pasta with cheese since childhood, and also has a weakness for banana desserts. It is known that it was the banana pie that won his heart Meghan Markle at the beginning of their relationship. Prince Harry also loves food from McDonald's and enjoys eating pizza.
The wife of Prince Harry fully shares his addiction to fast food and does not hide the fact that her favorite food is french fries. But this does not mean that she eats it daily. In fact, Meghan Markle loves to cook and tries to lead a healthy lifestyle, so on the table of the Dukes of Sussex in ordinary life simple dishes, a lot of vegetables and of course the chicken, so beloved by Prince Harry, prevail.