Eat Like a Queen

Buckingham Palace at night. Credit: me

Thanks to the cutting-edge, hard-hitting investigative journalistic aptitude of Business Insider, we can now all move beyond aspiring to eat like a queen – literally.

“While you may assume her Royal Majesty the Queen enjoys fine dining every day, this isn’t always the case,” the crack team of undercover reporters write.

They continue. “Twice a week the head chef to the royal household, Mark Flanagan, provides the Queen with menu suggestion which she can approve by ticking off or crossing out.” This is deep. Really deep. I can barely drag myself away from this breaking news. And it seems, Her Majesty focuses on a low carb diet, while also enjoying fine chocolate and drink. Riveting. Moving. Powerful.

Yes, I know it’s not breaking news, and yes, I probably need to step back on the fun I’m having with this. But in all seriousness, it is intriguing to get a wee glimpse behind the curtains at Buckingham Palace.

You can read the full list of daily royal consumption in Business Insider, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and The Telegraph, but here’s the highlights.

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  • Earl Grey tea (no milk or sugar) and a few biscuits, served in fine china


  • Cereal and fruit served in Tupperware (normally)
  • Toast and marmalade (on occasion)
  • Scrambled (brown) eggs with smoked salmon and truffle (on occasion)


  • Gin and Dubonnet with a slice of lemon and lots of ice


  • Fish and vegetables, or
  • Grilled chicken and salad
  • When eating alone, one does not consume starch
  • But one does consume a dry gin martini

After Lunch

  • A glass of wine and chocolate

Afternoon Tea

  • Finger sandwiches with cucumber, smoked salmon, egg and mayonnaise, or ham and mustard (with the crusts removed)
  • Jam pennies
  • McVitie’s rich tea biscuits, scones and cakes


  • Fillets of beef or venison, pheasant or salmon, or
  • Sunday roast
  • Strawberries or white peaches


  • A glass of champagne


Now go therefore and consume likewise. And remember to raise that pinky. Carry on.