Here’s what the queen will be eating for Christmas – and it sounds so delicious!

2018-12-19 14:47

Cape Town - For the millions of people around the world who celebrate Christmas, the event is just as much about family as it’s about the delicious treats eaten the day.

For the royals this is no different, with Darren McGrady, former personal chef to Queen Elizabeth II, giving an indication of some of the scrumptious treats to be served, the Mirror reports.

The Windsors start out the day with a good breakfast, he told Good Housekeeping.

"After church, that's when they have a big lunch that includes a salad with shrimp or lobster, and a roasted turkey, and all of your traditional side dishes like parsnips, carrots, Brussels sprouts, and Christmas pudding with brandy butter for dessert," he said.

Around 15:00 the queen gives her speech and in the evening the family has a buffet dinner served with around 20 items on the menu.

He added that the queen, who normally shuns carbs, allows herself a chocolate treat on Christmas.

On Sunday, 16 December Buckingham Palace also shared the pastry chef’s recipe for the delicious gingerbread cookies the royals love over the festive season.

Sources: Mirror, Today Show, Good Housekeeping, Us Weekly

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