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The eating habits of the royals

No garlic for the queen (87) and grissinis for her corgis. Once Queen Elizabeth publishes a job advertisement on her website, one may rightly ask what qualifications are needed to get a job with the Queen.

Currently, Queen Elizabeth is looking for a sous chef for the kitchen, and to let potential entrants know what they're getting into, Darren McGrady, who cooked for the Queen for fifteen years, told The Telegraph the eating habits of the British royals.

It is important in the job, above all, that you quickly learn which Royal has which eating habits . After all, you do not cook for just about 300 employees, but "for a family and for two retirees with special likes and dislikes, " says McGrady.

For example, the Queen would like to enjoy cornflakes or "Special K" with fresh fruits from one of her greenhouses. In addition, there are macadamia nuts that Queen Elizabeth kept in a Tupperbox.

For lunch, the Queen likes to eat white fish or grilled chicken with vegetables and in the evening game or salmon with salad. She does not like garlic, intense onion or paprika taste.

All meals would be presented to the Queen in their own personal menu - each with two choices for each course. The monarch would then brush away what she does not want to eat.

No matter where in the world the Queen is, she appreciates the afternoon tea immensely. There should be tea biscuits (scones) - like already pre-cut into bite-sized appetizers for the corgis of the Queen. They would have gotten so many Grissini treat, the Queen has just disappeared at a state banquet in her purse ...

Even small sandwiches with jam - naturally round and without crust - should be served for tea. Then there are two more treats missing. Chocolate sponge cake, as at Prince William's (30) wedding, or ginger bread are always gladly taken.

If, on the other hand, Prince Andrew (53) comes to visit, the kitchen should be stocked with mangoes. He loves the exotic fruits. It gets a bit more complicated with Prince Charles (64). His organic dishes have to be cooked separately. On the other hand, Prince William and Harry (28) could easily be happy with pizza and burgers, McGrady reports.

Princess Diana († 1997), for whom McGrady cooked until her death, gladly picked up the wooden spoon and made pasta. Prince Philip (91), on the other hand, appreciates the chat in the kitchen with the staff.

When it comes to barbecuing, the husband of the Queen should, however, diligently lend a hand. The cooks would prepare the meat and Prince Philip would act as grill master. The Queen would then rinse the plates - "and they'll get a proper cleaning if they're taken to the pantry later, " says McGrady.

A bit wistful, the ex-cook of the Queen is already looking back - right now, where William and Kate (31) expect their first child. McGrady remembers mashing the porridge for Prince William back then. Now he would like to reach for the blender again.

But this time is finally over. Ambitious cooks, he advises, they are diligently to see the royal family based TV series "Downtown Abbey" - the work in the kitchen would be just like that ...

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