A new detail about the Queen's diet has emerged that we think is so endearing. In a book What a thing to say to The Queen by Thomas Blaike, the author reveals all kinds of snippets about royal mealtimes and one revelation about her Majesty is particularly interesting.
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Writing about the monarch's food preferences, The Lady's Manners and Etiquette Expert, Thomas, recalls something the late Prince Philip said about his wife.
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The author reveals: "If it was customary to have porridge at every meal," Prince Philip once said, "Lilibet would have it."
Well, we did not know this! What a surprise to learn of the Queen's love of porridge. We agree – it's a delicious and nutritious breakfast, which is pleasant at any time of day. One is rather on board with Her Majesty.
Porridge is said to be one of the Queen's favourite foods
In the same book, we discover another quirky story about the Queen's breakfast habits.
Thomas writes: "Nancy Reagan was surprised to find that the route to the terrace where she had been invited to breakfast with the Queen at Windsor was through the royal bedroom. But the boxes of cereal stumped her completely. 'What do I do?' she asked Prince Charles, who said, 'Just help yourself.'"
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What a thing to say to The Queen, £7.48, Amazon
The monarch's breakfast is a source of fascination to many – did you know that the mother-of-four enjoys a pre-breakfast each day?
House and Garden reported that the Queen starts her day with Earl Grey tea – minus milk and sugar – and a side of biscuits alongside her dogs. She then takes her main breakfast in her private dining room in Buckingham Palace; cereal, yoghurt, toast and marmalade are said to be the mother-of-four's favourites.
The Queen likes a cup of Earl Grey in the mornings
The Queen also likes fish for breakfast, as revealed in Dinner at Buckingham Palace, a book based on the diaries and personal recollections of royal servant Charles Oliver.
An extract told how the Queen "has been partial to kippers since the war years" when she and Princess Margaret were at Windsor Castle. He wrote: "Kippers, in a number of uncomplicated variations, have remained a favourite with the Queen ever since – for breakfast, as a savoury or a late-night supper. The queen is also fond of smoked haddock as a breakfast dish."
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