Here’s What Queen Elizabeth II Actually Eats, According To Her Chef

From fine china to Tupperware picnics, a diverse diet keeps Her Highness healthy.

Recently, Queen Elizabeth’s eating habits have come under close scrutiny.

Why? Well, she’s the queen—her subjects and others around the world are interested in every last detail of her life.

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“It has to be the dark chocolate, the darker the better. She wasn’t keen on milk chocolate or white chocolate.”

For what it’s worth, that habit might help to explain the queen’s extraordinary health. Cocoa is rich in flavanols, which help to protect the heart and could reduce the risk of diabetes.

As for exercise, McGrady says the queen’s habits help her keep fit.

“I don’t think she has a weight room at Buckingham Palace, but she loves horse-riding and walking the dogs,” he told CNN. 

“She’s 91 years young, and she still goes horse riding. She’ll walk for miles with the dogs or just around the gardens at Buckingham Palace.”

“It always made me laugh that, you know, one day, the Queen would be at an estate banquet, and she’d be eating off Meissen china from the late 1800s, beautiful hand-painted Meissen china, with gold and silver gilt knives and forks,” McGrady said.

He followed up: “The next day, she’d be at Balmoral, and she’d be on the estate out in the hills, and she’d be eating lunch out of a Tupperware container. One day they’re normal; one day they’re royal.”

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