As far as jobs go, being personal chef to the British royal family has to be one of the most interesting gigs out there. During his 15 years in that position, Darren McGrady learned exactly what Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana, Princes William and Harry enjoyed eating. Here are some tidbits the former chef to the royal family reveals about their dining habits.
What Harry and William liked - McGrady cooked for the princes when they were young, so he says they had “children’s palates.” The boys were expected to eats their green veggies, but they were happy with a bowl of cereal, fried chicken, potato skins, and other comfort foods. Their former chef says William doesn’t care for spicy foods, but Harry is a big fan of curry, and they both love pizza.
Princess Diana didn’t eat red meat - Even though their mom didn’t eat it, both William and Harry liked beef tenderloin and baby back ribs.
The Queen LOVES chocolate - “For lunch, the Queen would eat anything off the estate - salmon, venison, grouse,” McGrady shares. “Also, she’s a chocoholic! She would have as much chocolate as possible.”
Roast chicken is a staple - McGrady says Prince Harry grew up on this dish, so it’s not surprising that his proposal to Meghan Markle included roast chicken.
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