Royal chef reveals the Queen's favourite dish to GB News

Royal chef reveals the Queen's favourite dish to GB News
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Anna Fox

By Anna Fox

Published: 02/06/2022

- 08:26

Updated: 02/06/2022

- 09:39

The chef to Queen Elizabeth II for 15 years spills the beans on Her Majesty's favourite dish

Personal chef to the Queen for 15 told GB News presenters Isabel Webster and Stephen Dixon in an exclusive interview how the Queen has a fondness for "chocolate desserts".

Darren McGrady was personal chef to Queen Elizabeth, Diana, Princess of Wales and Prince William and Harry for more than 15 years, alongside five US presidents.

The Dallas based chef appeared via video link on this morning's breakfast show, and provided an exclusive insight into the Queen's favourite meals.

Darren McGrady appeared in an exclusive interview on GB News
Darren McGrady appeared in an exclusive interview on GB News

When probed on what breakfast the Monarch would be tucking into this morning ahead of the Trooping the Colour, Mr McGrady replied: "She sticks to a routine so she'll start with her regular breakfast of cereals, there will be no fry-up."

People have speculated the Queen's diet for years, pondering on what Her Majesty indulges in daily.

The conversation arose in recent weeks on social media, following the crowning of a lemon and amaretti Swiss roll trifle as the official pudding for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

Mr McGrady said the Queen loved \%22chocolate desserts\%22
Mr McGrady said the Queen loved "chocolate desserts"

Mr McGrady divulged that the Queen is partial to a chocolate dessert, stating: "One thing I can say is the Queen loves chocolate deserts, anything with dark chocolate."

The Royal chef spent years cooking and preparing meals for various Royals, and fondly reminisced an exchange he had with the Queen: "It doesn't get better for a royal chef than the Queen looking through the window and thanking you."

In a previous interview with HELLO! Mr McGrady said the Queen would receive a red leather-bound book every week, which included a vast selection of menus and recipes which are written in French.

He added: "The chefs would pick the menus and she would put a line through the ones she didn't want. Sometimes she'd put a line through it all and put something different - like if she was having dinner with Prince Andrew, his favourite was Crème Brulee with Sandringham oranges."

The Queen is due to appear on the palace of Buckingham Palace for the RAF flyover at 1pm today.

Jubilee celebration will commence this morning, when the Queen's Birthday Parade will leave the Palace for Horse Guards Parade where the Trooping the Colour will commence from 10am.

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