The Queen’s UNUSUAL eating habit: Her Majesty eats this fruit with a KNIFE AND FORK

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The Queen’s UNUSUAL eating habit: Her Majesty eats this fruit with a KNIFE AND FORK

THE QUEEN eats bananas with a knife and fork to avoid munching “like a monkey”, her royal chef has revealedf.

Her Majesty is known for taking great care with her diet, but also has the eating quirk not many are aware of.

According to her former royal chef Darren McGrady, the Queen chops bananas into small pieces before eating them with a knife and fork.

The Queen peels bananas with a knife before chopping them up into small pieces Image Getty
The Queen peels bananas with a knife before chopping them up into small pieces Image Getty

Instead of peeling bananas by hand, the Queen would cut the bottom and top of the fruit off before slicing the skin length ways with a knife..

Mr McGrady revealed her Majesty’s bizarre eating habits in his book, Eating Royalty, which explains the Queen’s unusual dietary and catering requests to Buckingham Palace’s kitchen.

Her Majesty refuses to eat genetically modified fruit out of season, and has banned pasta, potato and garlic from the royal household.

The Queen does not eat garlic, and has specifically banned the ingredient from Buckingham Palace’s kitchen when she is around.

However, her husband Prince Philip loves eating garlic – but will only do so when the Queen was away.

Mr McGrady said in his book: “We could never serve garlic to the Queen but Prince Philip loved it.

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“If we were at Balmoral and she was out, we’d slather his steak in garlic.

The Queen has made a list of very specific food requests to Buckingham Palaces kitchen Image Getty
The Queen has made a list of very specific food requests to Buckingham Palaces kitchen Image Getty

“But when she was at the table, there was no garlic at all. It was seen as anti-social.”

However, the Queen is not only picky with her food – she also has specific food preparation requests for the royal household’s animals.

Mr McGrady described his first ever kitchen task, when he thought he was preparing carrots for the Queen – but in fact, they were for the horses.

He told his boss: “She really likes her carrots, doesn’t she?”

The kitchen chief replied: “No they are not for the Queen, they are for her horse.”

The Queen’s has also placed a ban on spicy food in the royal kitchen, for fear this would give the royals “bad breath”.

The Royal Family participate in dozens of royal engagements throughout the year, and Her Majesty is known for taking her precautions.

Telegraph reporter Gordon Rayner previously wrote: “The Master of the Household department will be in the reconnaissance party to tell foreign chefs not to cook anything with garlic or too much spice for fear of giving the Queen bad breath.”

In addition to the Queen’s picky food requests, she also has a particular type of chocolate that she eats, and will not choose just any candy bar.

Mr McGrady revealed Her Majesty’s love for chocolate, but the Queen will only eat a specific kind.

He said: “She likes chocolate, but only dark chocolate, the darker the better.

“She’s not a big fan of milk or white chocolate.”

The chef then revealed Bendicks Bittermints small dark chocolate treats filled with mint which earned the Royal Warrant in 1962, are the Queen’s “favourite for snacking”.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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