Throughout her nearly 70-year reign, the Queen became a creature of habit as she would wake up at the same time and follow the same schedule every morning.
Her diet is very specific, to say the least, and it involves everything from the finest tea to an incredibly precise bath.
While you might expect the Queen to have a taste for only the finer things in life, it seems like she’s just like everyone else when it comes to indulging in her guilty pleasures.
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Darren McGrady is a chef who first trained at the Savoy Hotel in London, then worked for the Queen, as well as Diana, Princess of Wales, for 15 years.
McGrady has frequently pulled back the curtain and revealed inside stories from his time at the palace. And one of the best reveals is the fact that the queen has an incredibly sweet tooth.
And according to the former royal leader, the Queen is a complete “chocolalolique”.
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It has been said that if there is anything containing chocolate on the menu, the Queen will go ahead, her favorites being Chocolate Perfection Pie and Chocolate Cookie Cake.
In fact, the cake in question is so popular that the queen travels with it!
McGrady told Recipes Plus: “Now chocolate cookie cake is the only cake that goes back [to the queen] over and over and over every day until it’s all gone.
“She’ll take a little slice every day until eventually there’s just a tiny little piece, but you have to send her, she wants to finish all that cake.”
The chef explained how he would travel with the Queen between her different residences and had to bring the cake with him.
He told the Huffington Post: “I used to travel by train from London to Windsor Castle with the cookie cake in a box on my knee, it was half eaten.”
But it’s not just the Queen who loves a cheeky slice of chocolate biscuit cake.
Her grandson, Prince William, loves the cake so much he asked for it as his groom’s cake at his 2011 wedding.
Barry Colenso, the chocolate maker who created the cake, said: “Although McVitie’s Cake Company and I developed it into a wedding cake, we closely followed the guidelines issued by Buckingham Palace to ensure that it was perfect.
“It was rich, indulgent and creamy with a really lively texture that came from the Rich Tea cookies.”
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