According to the monarch’s former chef, Darren McGrady, the 94-year-old is openly against fast food (sorry, McDonald's) and takeout. And if the queen got a craving for something of the sort, her royal chefs would create their own version in-house, including burgers. However, we’re not talking the usual ground beef on a grill.
“Her Majesty’s Victorian upbringing dictates that the only thing you would pick up and eat with your fingers is afternoon tea,” McGrady told Insider. “It always tickled me at Balmoral, we would make our own burgers. They [the royal family] would shoot deer, and we would do venison burgers. There’d be gorgeous cranberry and everything stuffed into them, but we never set buns out. They would have burgers, but not the buns. So they would eat it with their knife and fork.” We guess this still counts?
Last month, McGrady also revealed that Elizabeth never got a craving for a slice of pizza (or a personal pie). “In the years that I cooked at [Buckingham] palace, the queen never had pizza," McGrady told Us Weekly in an exclusive. “I didn’t start cooking pizza until I moved across to Kensington Palace.”