The Queen has banned this dinner at Buckingham Palace

Sarah Carty
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer


It’s already been revealed that the royal family stays well away from garlic when they’re out at official engagements.

But now it’s come to light that there’s a whole meal Queen Elizabeth has banned from the Buckingham Palace dining table.

According to Royal chef Darren McGrady the monarch avoids pasta at all costs because it’s too starchy.

The same goes for potatoes and rice, which are strictly prohibited from the palace kitchens.

There’s a whole meal Queen Elizabeth has banned from the Buckingham Palace dining table. Photo: Getty Images

Instead, the Queen will eat a salad or she’ll snack on a banana, which she is said to be very particular about.

“With a banana, she’ll cut off the bottoms and cut the banana length-wise, and then cut the banana into tiny slices to eat with a fork,” McGrady said in an interview with Recipes Plus.

“We also couldn’t serve meat that was rare, as she liked her meat more well done.”

The royal also notoriously stay clear of shellfish, because they can’t afford to get food poisoning.

The royals have a hectic work schedule and shellfish might just put them out of action if they come across a dodgy one.

According to Royal chef Darren McGrady the monarch avoids pasta at all costs because it’s too starchy. Photo: Getty Images

It’s also been previously reported that they have very strict dinner table rules in Buckingham Palace.

The whole family must not start eating until after the Queen and are supposed to stop once she finishes.

That realistically gives them a pretty small window to chow down on whatever they want – apart from seafood of course.


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