Darren McGrady, 59, has revealed the Queen’s unusual eating habit in his book Eating Royally: Recipes and Remembrances from a Palace Kitchen. Mr McGrady, who served as Her Majesty’s personal chef from 1982 to 1993, explained how the Queen would eat breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.
The royal chef went on to reveal how the 95-year-old monarch would jot down notes if she did not enjoy a meal.
“She had a little book on her desk and she would just put a note in there saying ‘I don’t want this again’ or something like that,” he explained.
While the Queen will inform her staff of dishes she doesn’t enjoy, she is far less likely to tell people her favourite meal.
According to the Telegraph’s ex-royal correspondent Gordon Rayner, the Queen does not share this little known fact in order to avoid being served the same meal on every royal visit.