Prince Philip will be standing down from royal engagements this autumn, at the ripe age of 95. The Queen meanwhile has just turned 91 and is still going to be trecking around the country. Thats's a fair bit of work for an nonagenarian.
When they're away from the photographers and members of the public, what the royals get up to is a bit of a mystery - but we do have some idea of what food they fancy day-to-day .
Here’s a rundown, so you can eat like royalty, and hopefully be just as active when you hit your nineties.
The Queen meets with the head chef to the royal household twice a week, to decide what meals she fancies, according to the Telegraph.
The Queen likes cereal, usually Special K, and fruit, or scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, according to a former chef.
Former chef Owen Hodgson said he would often make the Queen mushrooms with a bit of Marmite, and crustless tuna sandwiches with thinly sliced cucumber and pepper.
She’ll often have an evening meal consisting of something like grilled sole with vegetables and salad.
The Queen likes a gin and Dubonnet with a slice of lemon and ice, and also likes wine and champagne.
The Queen “loves” chocolate, one chef says, and afternoon tea is a daily affair, often with chocolate pie or chocolate biscuit cake made with Rich Teas.
Her approach to food
Another former chef says the Queen “isn’t a foodie,” and “eats to live”. When she dines alone, she’s apparently “very disciplined” and avoids potatoes, rice or pasta.
It was all sounding good until that point.