Darren McGrady, who worked in the royal kitchens at Buckingham Palace from 1982 to 1993, also shared Princess Diana, Prince William and Prince Harry’s odd habit of consuming pears, Bristol Live reports.
In an interview with TODAY, he said that after a pudding class, royals like to eat fruit.
The platters often include bananas, apples, pineapples, peaches, grapes and pears – and change seasonally.
But the chef revealed that the Princess Royal enjoys eating her “almost black” bananas.
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“Princess Anne almost always preferred almost black bananas – rather than ripe – because they were more easily digested.”
Due to an “old tradition”, members of the royal family cannot eat any food with their hands.
This means most royals are forced to cut fruit and eat it with a knife and fork, McGrady said.
“They [anyone present at the royal banquet] have a dessert knife and fork, a small plate and a bowl of water for your fingers… which some guests are used to drinking, ”said McGrady.
And bananas aren’t the only fruits that get special treatment.
While McGrady worked for the Royal Family, serving Princess Diana, Prince William and Prince Harry, they had an unusual way of savoring pears.
“The supplier would take about 200 to pick the ripe one by hand,” McGrady said.
Then they “cut the top off and ate it with a teaspoon like a hard-boiled egg!” “
He went on to say that pineapples are “hollowed out”, cut into slices and put back into the pineapple so that they can be eaten with a knife and fork.
McGrady has previously shared that the Queen ate four meals a day but only ate small portions each.
The Queen is said to enjoy a cup of tea and cookies, followed by cereal in the morning.
That’s before moving on to a lunch of grilled fish with spinach or wilted zucchini.
She is also fond of a simple grilled chicken with salad.
Then, at the end of the afternoon, the queen will have afternoon tea.
It is understood that the Queen loves the steak at dinner, well done.