The monarch of the United Kingdom, who died on Thursday at the age of 96, always chose the same preparation to enjoy during tea time
09/09/2022 – 11:32 a.m.
Despite living surrounded by luxuries usually reserved for a monarch, queen elizabeth ii I had simple tastes. In fact, for more than 90 years, the head of the House of Windsor ate a food simple food that can be easily prepared in any “commoner” kitchen.
Darren McGrady, the personal chef to Queen Elizabeth, Princess Diana and Princes William and Harry for 15 years, posted a video on his YouTube channel last year featuring the recipes to recreate a traditional tea which is served at Buckingham Palace.
According to the cook, who worked in those meetings that could gather 6,000 guests in the gardens of the royal residence, he revealed that the queen chose to eat the same dish in the afternoon since I was five years old: “Just bread and jam, usually strawberrywith a little butter,” said McGrady, quoted by the Express newspaper.
“We made the jam at Balmoral Castle – where Elizabeth died aged 96 – with beautiful Scottish strawberries from the gardens,” he added. This preparation was called pennyjam (“jam penny”) because the bread, cut into a circle and arranged as a sandwich, “recalled the size of the old English penny”.
Isabel’s predilection for this sandwich was confirmed in June when, as part of the Platinum Jubilee for his 70 years of reignthe royal house released a video in which the queen had tea with Paddington bear, a popular fictional character created by Michael Bond in the 1950s.
After a tea mishap, the lovable guest tries to make amends with his hostess. “Maybe… I’d like a jam sandwich. I always carry one with me in case of an emergency,” confesses the bear, taking the morsel out of his hat. Then the queen, with her black Launer bag on the table, the same model she has been carrying for decades, replies: “Just like me. I always carry one here.”
Isabel’s predilection for this sandwich was reflected in a video in which she had tea with Paddington Bear
The death of Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth died peacefully at the age of 96 at the Scottish residence of Balmoral. “The King and Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral tonight and return to London tomorrow,” Buckingham Palace’s official account tweeted at 6:30 p.m. local time.
The account already refers to Charles as the new King of England and his wife, Camilla, as the Queen Consort. In his first message as monarch, the eldest son of Elizabeth and Philip of Edinburgh He said he was going through his moment of “maximum sadness” for the death of his mother.
“We deeply mourn the passing of a much admired sovereign and much loved mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the Country, the Realms and the Commonwealth and by countless people around the world. During this period of mourning and change, my My family and I will be comforted and supported by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which the Queen was so widely recognized.”