Sophie Hamilton


As the Queen and the royal family members mourn the sad loss of her late spouse Prince Philip, which arrived as a enormous shock to us all, the monarch’s former chef has discovered a touching anecdote about the few.

Talking solely to Good day!, Darren McGrady has shared a charming memory of Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh from their holidays in their Scottish home, Balmoral.

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It really is broadly regarded that Prince Philip cherished to prepare dinner outside, with his grandson Prince Harry contacting him the “learn of the barbecue”.


Philip and daughter Anne prepare dinner on the barbecue at Balmoral

We questioned Darren if Philip experienced at any time cooked for the Queen at Buckingham Palace, to which he replied: “He never ever cooked at the palace to my knowledge. Only on the grill, so primarily Balmoral for the family members. Sweet nevertheless, that The Queen would then rinse the dishes.”

Oh, we just really like this! One particular can think about the royals making the most of a summer months barbecue then the Queen taking the plates inside and accomplishing the washing up. What outstanding teamwork.

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The Queen and Prince Philip having fun with the countryside at Balmoral

In actuality, former royal butler, Paul Burrell, also spoke about the Queen supporting with chores back again in 2020 on Vicky Pattison’s The Top secret podcast. He explained: “She does like to go on picnics, but the food is all ready.”

“She likes to wash up. She puts on the Marigolds and when she goes out to the log cabin at Balmoral, she is stood there with her Marigolds on and she washes up and the girl-in-ready dries.”

You can constantly rely on the monarch to get stuck in and aid – and what a excellent illustration to her fantastic-grandchildren who normally stop by her at Balmoral in the summer months.


Prince Andrew, the Queen, Prince Edward and Prince Philip in 1972

We a short while ago discovered how Prince Philip had an adventurous streak when it came to foodstuff. Speaking in a YouTube tribute to the late Duke, Darren McGrady stated: “Typically the Queen would be the just one who chose the menus for meal but I feel he favored it when he received to select the menus for his private evening meal parties when he was with friends.”

He extra: “He always went for strange and insane and diverse meals. I feel just a steak was tedious, so he’d say, ‘Let’s have jugged hare or snipe or teal (birds) or partridge’ – all of these unique recreation from off the estate.”

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