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Family The Queen enjoys one staple British takeaway when at Balmoral and a footman is sent to get it

11:10  29 july  2022
11:10  29 july  2022 Source:   cambridge-news.co.uk

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It is well known that Her Majesty's food taste is very refined, but when she's on her summer break at Balmoral, she prefers to follow British tradition and try out her local chippy. Her Scottish holiday home clearly isn't short of excellent local chippies, and when the mood takes her she will always enjoy the classic when she gets peckish, reports The Mirror.

The Queen enjoys ordering from her local chippy © Getty Images The Queen enjoys ordering from her local chippy

Instead of the gourmet dishes you might expect her to choose, she chooses one of the roughly £10 dishes from nearby town Ballater each time she places an order. But it's not just when she is north of the border that fish and chips is on the menu for the monarch.

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She likes it at Windsor, too - but prefers it cooked on site rather than getting the food specially sent in. Speaking to Fabulous, a source said: “She occasionally treats herself to fish and chips when at Balmoral. A footman is despatched to get it from the local town of Ballater.”

A former chef to The Queen herself has explained the "refined" way Her Royal Highness requested fish and chips when she is back in England.

Darren McGrady said instead of cooking the fish by coating it in batter and deep-frying in lard or oil, Her Majesty likes it coated in breadcrumbs and baked. He served as the Queen’s personal chef at Buckingham Palace between the 1980s to the 1990s and recalls many quirks about the royal pallet.

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Chatting on his YouTube channel about her tastes, he said: "Fish fried in all that crispy rich batter was a little bit too much for her, she preferred a more refined fish and chips." He also told The Telegraph she cannot be described as a “foodie”, unlike her late husband Prince Phillip, who "loves to eat and would stand and talk food all day".

When she is travelling the Queen is known to eat Dundee cake and be particular about the type of water she drinks - often requesting Malvern water was brought on board for use in her tea.

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The Queen isn't the only royal who likes to tuck into a takeaway dish.

Prince William, 40, is a big fan of pizza, Chinese and Nandos. His love for Nando's was so great he even told co-founder Robert Brozin, he was the chain's "biggest fan" after being introduced to it by his police protection officer, HELLO! reported. While Kate Middleton told BBC Radio One in an interview with the BBC in 2017 that she likes curry for dinner.

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It is unknown whether or not Prince Harry still occasionally indulges in a takeaway now and again. In the past few years Prince Harry has been spotted grabbing a Nandos at London's Fulham Broadway Nandos chain.

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