Queen Elizabeth Eats Cereal for Breakfast and Other Surprising Royal Family Eating Habits

Have you ever wondered what the queen of England eats for breakfast? Or if the princes were ever allowed to eat McDonald’s? Well, we looked at a couple different royal chef interviews to get the scoop on the royal family diet. Read on to find out what the royals love to eat.

1. Dinner is very formal

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Former royal chef Darren McGrady recently told Marie Claire in an interview that dinner was very much a formal affair for the family. “They would come in for afternoon tea by the log fire in outdoor clothes, and then they’d all change for dinner,” said McGrady. “They’d come down in dressy ball gowns, and sit at the table — like a Downton Abbey dinner. All the fine china was brought out. At the end of the meal, a bagpipe player would walk around the table.”

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