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Princess Anne's favourite dinner dish is not to everyone's taste - details

The Queen's daughter loves fine dining and freezer meals

At 71 years of age, the Queen's daughter, Princess Anne likes to lead a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet at her country residence of Gatcombe Park in Gloucestershire.

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However, one of the Princess Royal's favourite supper dishes is rather fancy indeed – and not many of us regular folk are likely to have tried it. Back in 2020, Anne guest-edited an edition of Country Life magazine, in which she revealed one of her most-loved recipes.

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The Princess told readers that devilled pheasant was her dinner of choice.

The Ritz's Executive Chef, John Williams, shared the decadent-yet-simple recipe, explaining: "Basically, a couple of whole pheasants are poached, then taken off the bone, shredded and kept warm in the poaching juices. You just add freshly whipped cream, left in the fridge for an hour to stiffen, mixed with a good amount of Green Label mango chutney."

John added that, for Anne, it HAS to be Sharwood’s Green Label chutney. "I went out and found that especially!" he said.

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The Devilled Pheasant dish      Photo credit: Country Life

The British pheasant season runs from 1 October to 1 February this year, so we imagine Princess Anne will be indulging in her favourite dish from now onwards.

The royals are known for their love of game, with the Queen enjoying such meals when at her Scottish residence Balmoral during the summer months. Not all of us can claim to be fans of eating game though, so this pheasant recipe could be quite divisive.

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The Princess is a fan of game for supper

But Anne isn't always one for fancy dining – in fact, an article by MailOnline revealed how very down-to-earth she is.

According to the publication, when the mother-of-two throws a dinner party, she prefers to serve "whichever she could defrost the quickest," along with boiled potatoes and either peas or green beans.

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Princess Anne's home at Gatcombe Park

Regarding her speedy meal choices, Anne previously explained: "After all, one wants everyone out of the house by 9.15pm at the latest. For pudding, I pass them a choc ice to eat in the car."

How funny! It's certainly the low maintenance approach. We wonder what the Queen thinks!

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