What Does The Queen Eat And Drink Every Day?

Hint: Alcohol is involved.
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It's safe to assume that when you're the Queen of England, you can have just about anything your heart desires for breakfast, lunch, and dinner—but based on a recent deep-dive by Business Insider, when it comes to food, her Royal Majesty actually likes to keep things rather simple.

Abiding by a strict "no starch" rule, Queen Elizabeth II begins every morning with biscuits and a pot of Earl Grey tea, before moving on to breakfast. According to BT, a traditional spread usually includes cereal (she's partial to Special K served from Tupperware, for freshness), yogurt, and maple syrup, and especially enjoys "toast with light marmalade, which she sometimes shares with the corgis." On special occasions, she will indulge in scrambled brown eggs with smoked salmon and truffle.

The Queen will then kick off lunchtime with a cocktail of gin and Dubonnet ("one part gin and two parts Dubonnet") served "with a slice of lemon and a lot of ice." Lunch itself usually consists of something simple and healthy, like grilled fish or chicken with vegetables or salad. (Again, no starch!)

For tea time, the Queen will indulge in a spread of finger sandwiches "with the crusts removed," as well as a selection of biscuits, scones, cakes, and jam pennies. According to former royal chef Darren McGrady, she's especially fond of the chocolate biscuit cake that was served at Prince William and Princess Catherine's wedding, as well as honey and cream sponge, ginger, and fruit cakes.

A traditional dinner for her Royal Majesty usually consists of locally sourced meat and fish, "such as pheasant from Sandringham or venison or salmon from Balmoral," according to The TelegraphBusiness Insider reports whatever meat is then served with a delicious sauce made from mushrooms, cream, and whisky. She also likes a well done Sunday roast.

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For dessert, the Queen indulges in fresh strawberries and peaches from the greenhouses of Windsor castle. She's also a rather outspoken chocolate fanatic, of course—but perhaps the most fabulous part of the Queen's (unofficial) food diary is the fact that she ends every day with a glass of champagne, like the total boss she is.

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.

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