Twenty years after her death, Princess Diana is still influential. One aspect of the late princess’s highly-publicized life that garners exceptional interest: her eating habits. In an interview with MailOnline, former royal chef Darren McGrady (referred to as O’Grady by MailOnline) revealed the royal family’s food quirks. McGrady, who first cooked for Queen Elizabeth for 11 years, became Princess Diana’s chef after her unofficial separation from Prince Charles in 1993. The chef cooked for the princess up until her death in 1997.
We’re about to name Diana’s go-to dish. But first we’ll look at what the princess avoids. Here’s a glimpse into the everyday life of the “people’s princess” and her family’s go-to meals.
No red meat
The princess had a strict no-red-meat policy. However, she made exceptions on special occasions. So, what qualifies as a special occasion in the mind of a beloved princess? Dinner with Clint Eastwood, that’s what. Apparently, a visit from the celebrity prompted Diana to make a special request for the night: roast lamb.
Next: Her family could eat carbs, but Diana had other ideas.