It’s common knowledge that Royal’s don’t step foot in the kitchen, one of the perks of having around-the-clock chefs, but even with such easy access to staff and “world-class” dining you might be surprised to find out Queen Elizabeth II enjoys quite a simple breakfast.
Just recently, cereal brand Kellogg’s confirmed their relationship with the palace, revealing they hold a royal warrant and have been the long-term cereal suppliers to the royal household.
“Having Her Majesty’s royal seal of approval is a wonderful endorsement and we’re honoured that the Queen continues to start her day off with a bowl of Kellogg’s cereal,” Dan Bitti, Kellogg’s Breakfast Lead, said in a statement.
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Though the global cereal giant offers hundreds of different breakfast options, according to former royal chef Darren McGrady, who worked for the royal family for over 10 years, most days Her Majesty enjoys a bowl of Special K.
In an interview with The Telegraph in 2015, McGrady explained to the publication that, unlike her late husband, Prince Philip, the Queen “is not a foodie” and instead “eats to live.”
“For breakfast, the Queen likes cereal – usually Special K – and fruit,” he said.
The 95-year-old monarch also reportedly uses Tupperware to store cereal, believing it keeps it fresher.
When not having her usual fruit and cereal, the Queen enjoys scrambled eggs and smoked salmon topped with grated truffle. However, McGrady revealed that the Queen is “too frugal” to order truffles regularly and “really enjoyed them at Christmas when the truffles were sent as a gift.”
Her Royal Highness also has a tray of Twinnings’ Earl Grey tea brought to her room when she wakes up at 7:30 in the morning.
And if you’re wondering, Taste of Home reports the Queen has her tea with a splash of milk and no sugar.