According to Hello!, a day in the diet of Queen Elizabeth always began with a cup of Earl Grey tea with a side of biscuits, followed by breakfast in her private dining room. Her Majesty started the morning off with yogurt, cereal, or toast but sometimes opted for smoked haddock or kippers, which was one of her favorite breakfast options. British Heritage Travel notes that the Queen enjoyed scrambled eggs with smoked salmon on special occasions.
Lunch began with a nip from a gin and Dubonnet cocktail followed by a light protein (British Heritage Travel). The Queen avoided heavy foods during her midday meal and often enjoyed a Dover Sole filet on spinach or grilled chicken with a salad. Of course, afternoon tea was next on the daily menu, and the Queen enjoyed her Earl Grey with chocolate biscuits and ginger cake. Her favorite tea sandwiches were egg, smoked salmon, and cucumber (Hello!).
The Queen’s preference for simplicity also dictated her dinner preferences, with menu options that often included meat or fish and vegetables. She enjoyed starting with a smoked fish pâté followed by a filet of steak with mushroom whiskey sauce or savory venison. For dessert, Her Majesty enjoyed chocolate cake or a simple bowl of fresh fruit like locally grown peaches (Hello!).
Queen Elizabeth often finished off her day of dining on fine but simple food with a glass of the best champagne (British Heritage Travel). Cheers to a life well lived by Queen Elizabeth II.