THE Queen is used to having meals cooked by a private chef and indulging in fine dining on a regular basis.
But even in the palace mishaps can occur, and Her Majesty once found a SLUG in her dinner and wrote a firm note to the chef after the incident.
The Queen once found a slug in her food and wrote a strongly-worded note about it to her chef
According to former royal servant Charles Olivers book, Dinner at Buckingham Palace, the Queen and Prince Philip are given a notebook to share feedback on meals.
However, when the Queen found the offending creature on her dish, she took matters into her own hands.
She is said to have removed it from her meal, torn off a piece of paper from the notebook and laid the slug on top.
Charles said the Queen had left a scathing note on the pad that said: I found this in the salad could you eat it?
Former royal servant Charles Oliver said the Queen and Prince Philip are given a notebook to share feedback on meals
The footman said that the book is usually provided so the royals can write down dishes they want to try again, but that it usually remains blank as the Queen is not fussy about food.
Charles added: However, when she has a guest to an informal lunch and they reveal definite likes and dislikes such as an objection to fried potatoes or Brussels sprouts the Queen will make a discreet note for future reference.
This is duly recorded by the kitchen and remembered, should the guest come again.”
The former palace worker said that Prince Philip has his own way of letting his views known about the alcohol served.
He continued: If Prince Philip especially likes a wine, or his wife is particularly complimentary, he will write on the bottle label ‘Good’or ‘Very Good’ so that the Yeoman of the Wine Cellars will know to serve it again.
HOW THE QUEEN AVOIDS HER FOOD BEING TAMPERED WITH AT STATE BANQUETS
Palace staff have a sneaky way of trying to ensure that no one poisons the Queen at state banquets.
According to a new Channel 5 documentary, after the chef has prepared all of the dishes, one plate is chosen at random for Her Majesty to eat.
Speaking on Secrets of the Royal Kitchen, which airs tomorrow, Sun royal correspondent Emily Andrews says: After everything in plated up, a page chooses at random one of the plates to be serves to Her Majesty.
So if anyone did want to poison the monarch theyd have to poison the whole lot.
The Queens former chef Darren McGrady said Her Majesty is not really bothered about food usually sticks to traditional British and French dishes.
Preferring to stick to classic dishes she knew and loved, Darren said if they wanted to cook anything new, theQueenwould demand to look over the entire recipe before signing it off.
Her palette was in stark contrast to Prince Phillips, who was more adventurous and loved trying out different foods and would get excited about new ingredients.
Instead the Queen ate the same dishes week in and week out, and was a big fan of game.
And the monarch has reportedly banned certain food from her Buckingham Palace kitchens, with Darren revealed: We can never serve anything with garlic or too much onions.
The Queens former chef Darren McGrady said Her Majesty is ‘not really bothered about food’
Darren, who worked for the royal household for 15 years, said the Queen has a royal menu book that is completed by the chef.
He explained: The chef does three days menus and that gives us enough time to get all the produce in and prepare it.
When the menu book goes up to the Queen she put a line through all the dishes she doesnt want.
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Meanwhile Michael Sheen said theQueen shoved his hand away after he received his OBE as it was her way of showing him its time to go.