Food - Drink
A Quick Rundown Of Queen Elizabeth's Daily Meals
By KATIE LENHARDT
Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away on September 8, 2022, was the beloved British monarch whose reign lasted over 70 years. She died at 96 years of age and her long life could be attributed to a well-balanced diet, so let’s take a peek into what Queen Elizabeth’s daily diet was comprised of.
Queen Elizabeth preferred light and simple fare that didn't weigh her down during the day. She was partial to traditional British and French food with a special preference for ingredients fresh off her estate. She incorporated light protein, vegetables, and fruits high in antioxidants in almost every meal, which benefited her health throughout her reign.
A day in the diet of Queen Elizabeth always began with a cup of Earl Grey tea and a side of biscuits, followed by a breakfast of yogurt, cereal, or toast, sometimes opting for smoked haddock or kippers, which was one of her favorite breakfast options. Her Majesty also enjoyed scrambled eggs with smoked salmon on special occasions.
Lunch began with a nip from a gin and Dubonnet cocktail followed by a light protein, often a Dover Sole filet on spinach or grilled chicken with a salad. Afternoon tea was next on the daily menu, and the Queen enjoyed her Earl Grey with chocolate biscuits and ginger cake. Her favorite tea sandwiches were egg, smoked salmon, and cucumber.
The Queen's preference for simplicity also dictated her dinner preferences, she enjoyed starting with a smoked fish pâté followed by a filet of steak with mushroom whiskey sauce or savory venison. For dessert, Her Majesty enjoyed chocolate cake or a bowl of fresh fruit and often finished her day with a glass of the best champagne. Cheers to a life well lived by Queen Elizabeth II.