Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson’s secret trip royal fans NEVER found out about

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FORMER Royal chef Darren McGrady recently revealed that Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson once snuck into a staff party at Balmoral Castle as the pair became good friends with a shared love of breaking the rules.

Ex royal chef Darren McGrady prepared lavish meals for Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana, and even Harry and William when they were young. He worked for the royals from 1982 to 1993 and has his fair share of royal stories.

As a live-in chef, Darren McGrady stayed at Buckingham Palace but also traveled with her majesty when she visited her other residences.

Mr McGrady worked in Buckingham Palace until 1993 when he moved to Kensington Palace to serve as Princess Diana’s personal chef.

McGrady recently revealed that Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson once snuck into a staff party at Balmoral Castle.

In an interview with The Morning Show, the chef talked about his experience working for the Royal Family and revealed that the staff once received a very special surprise from Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson.

Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson

Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson once snuck into a staff party at Balmoral Castle (Image: GETTY)

Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana

The chef served both the Queen and Princess Diana (Image: GETTY)

Mr McGrady said that while he was serving as the DJ for a staff party at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, the Princess of Wales and the Duchess of York both dropped in unannounced.

“We had discos, and I was the resident DJ, we had so much fun,” McGrady revealed.

“Once I was spinning the discs at Balmoral, and Princess Diana and Fergie came down.

“They heard the noise and music and came down to see what it was.”

Princess Diana

The chef served the princess right up until 1997 (Image: GETTY)

“One of the footmen, I think, invited them jokingly,” he continued.

“They only stayed a few minutes, but I spun the discs!”

Chef McGrady worked for Princess Diana right up until her tragic death in 1997.

After turning down a position to work as Prince Charles’ personal chef, he moved to Texas where he caters for exclusive events.

Charles, Diana, William and Harry

Darren McGrady prepared lavish meals for Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana, and even Harry and William when they were young (Image: GETTY)

Charles, Diana, William and Harry

As a live-in chef, Darren McGrady stayed at Buckingham Palace but also traveled with her majesty when she visited her other residences (Image: GETTY)

The chef often cooked for the two princes when they were young.

“I cooked for Prince William and Prince Harry as babies — I did purees for them and held Prince Harry as a baby while Princess Diana was eating cereal in the kitchen at Windsor Castle,” said McGrady.

“They loved the burgers, they loved the hotdogs, they loved the fried chicken and cottage pies and things like that, but there was always that battle with the nanny about having their green vegetables.”

The former royal chef now lives and works in Dallas, Texas, and has written multiple cookbooks.

Royal Family tree

Royal Family tree (Image: EXPRESS)

In a recent interview with Insider, the former royal chef said his experience working at Buckingham Palace was similar to the show, Downton Abbey.

“I had a room at the palace,” said McGrady.

“When I lived there, it was roomed very much like a show called Downtown Abbey.

“We had the male kitchen wing, the female kitchen wing, the footmen’s floor, the housemaids’ floor, and you weren’t allowed on the different floors.

Prince Charles and Princess Diana

Mr McGrady worked in Buckingham Palace until 1993 when he moved to Kensington Palace to serve as Princess Diana’s personal chef (Image: GETTY)

“If you were a chef or a footman and you were trying to sneak up to the housemaids’ floor and you got caught, you were in serious trouble.”

McGrady said the staff was always segregated at Buckingham Palace and there was never any intermingling at the residence.

“We were part of the Victorian era,” he continued.

“You couldn’t even begin to imagine single males and single females being on the same floor together.”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK