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The royals have some of the best and most experienced chefs cooking all their meals for them so fans have become curious about what foods they actually eat.

Queen Elizabeth II‘s youngest son, Prince Edward, loves a British sandwich not too many people have heard of but that’s because it actually has a different name than what the Earl of Wessex refers to it as. Read on to find what sandwich that is and how to make it at home.

Prince Edward with his mother Queen Elizabeth II on the balcony of Buckingham Palace
Prince Edward with his mother Queen Elizabeth II on the balcony of Buckingham Palace | Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

Prince Edward is the only one of the queen’s sons who isn’t a duke

Prince Edward was born on March 10, 1964. At the time of his birth, he was third in line to the throne behind only his two older brothers Prince Charles and Prince Andrew. Today, he’s 12th in the line of succession and unlike his siblings, Edward is not a Duke.

Edward was set to become the next Duke of Cambridge on his wedding day in 1999 but he declined that dukedom and instead took the Earl of Wessex title after the character Lord Wessex from the film Shakespeare In Love.

“He liked the sound of it and asked the queen if he could have that instead,”
a royal courtier previously told The Telegraph.

‘Balmoral Butties’ are named after Queen Elizabeth’s holiday home

Balmoral Castle
Balmoral Castle | Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

The Sunday Post reported that Prince Edward enjoys eating what he calls “Balmoral Butties.” The Earl of Wessex named the food after Balmoral Castle, which is his mother’s holiday home located in Scotland.

According to TasteAtlas, butties are a popular sandwich in Scotland and usually filled with bacon.

“Bacon Butty is one of Britain’s most popular guilty pleasures, a sandwich consisting of slices of white bread (or a bread roll) filled with large amounts of bacon,” the publication notes. “Some like to add butter, ketchup, brown sauce, or an egg to the sandwich, depending on personal preferences.”

How to make a Balmoral (bacon) Butty

Bacon frying
Bacon frying | Brian Ach/Getty Images for New York Magazine

Queen Elizabeth II Has a Favorite Dessert Fit For a Royal That You Can Make at Home

A Balmoral (bacon) Butty is easy to make at home. Below is the recipe per

To make the sandwich you’ll need these ingredients:

(Serves 1)

  • 3 slices of bacon
  • 2 slices soft fresh white bread
  • butter, ketchup, or mayonnaise

Then follow these step-by-step instructions to make a food fit for a royal and named after the queen’s castle:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and cook bacon for 5 to 10 minutes until crisp. You can opt to fry the bacon in a pan instead and cook until the bacon is crispy but not dry.
  2. Spread a thin layer of butter, ketchup, or mayonnaise on one side of each slice of bread.
  3. Place the bacon on the bread to make a sandwich and cut in half diagonally.
  4. Serve hot with a cup of tea.