Sure, she lives in Buckingham Palace, owns all the whales in the English Channel and has hundreds of staff waiting on her hand and foot. But Queen Elizabeth also has some pretty run-of-the-mill habits too. Take her daily breakfast, for example.
According to Darren McGrady, who formerly served as personal chef for the 92-year-old monarch, the Queen is partial to pouring herself cereal from a Tupperware container. The Kelloggs variety, to be specific.
“The Queen is not a foodie,” he explained in an interview with The Telegraph. “She eats to live, unlike Prince Philip who loves to eat and would stand and talk food all day.”
“When she dines on her own, she’s very disciplined. No starch is the rule,” he added.
So, what does Liz’s standard day on a plate look like, you ask?
McGrady says it begins with a pre-brekkie snack of tea and biscuits, followed by her cereal of choice and fruit. Only if it’s a special occasion, she’ll opt for scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and truffle.
Before lunch, she’s partial to a tipple of gin and Dubonnet with lemon and ice. The meal itself is on the lighter side though (think, grilled fish or chicken with vegetables.)
Her afternoon tea includes biscuits, scones, cakes and finger sandwiches filled with cucumber, smoked salmon or ham and mustard (with the crusts removed, of course).
Dinner is fillets of beef, venison, pheasant or salmon, washed down with a dessert of fresh strawberries or white peaches and chocolate. Although on Sundays, she always has classic roast beef, served well-done.
And when it comes to putting the day to bed, Elizabeth does so in truly royal fashion: with a glass of Champagne.
Ah, to spend a day in the life.