Queen Elizabeth looks on during a visit to officially open a new building at Thames Hospice, Maidenhead, England in July, 2022. The queen had a number of long-established food habits, her former private chef Darren McGrady says. Photo: Pool/AP
Queen Elizabeth looks on during a visit to officially open a new building at Thames Hospice, Maidenhead, England in July, 2022. The queen had a number of long-established food habits, her former private chef Darren McGrady says. Photo: Pool/AP

Eat fruit in season, no coffin-shaped sandwiches: Queen Elizabeth’s food rules, and the sweet treat chefs made for her corgis

  • A former royal chef shared anecdotes about Queen Elizabeth’s eating habits. Among them: she insisted on scones for tea, but ‘never ate them’ – her dogs did
  • Corners had to be cut off tea sandwiches but they could not be left rectangular – ‘it looked too much like a coffin and it meant you wished the Queen ill’

Queen Elizabeth looks on during a visit to officially open a new building at Thames Hospice, Maidenhead, England in July, 2022. The queen had a number of long-established food habits, her former private chef Darren McGrady says. Photo: Pool/AP
Queen Elizabeth looks on during a visit to officially open a new building at Thames Hospice, Maidenhead, England in July, 2022. The queen had a number of long-established food habits, her former private chef Darren McGrady says. Photo: Pool/AP
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