Every aspect of the British Royal Family’s lives, including their eating, is fascinating. During his 15-year employment with the royal family, former royal chef Darren McGrady said in 2020 that Queen Elizabeth II has never eaten pizza. McGrady claimed that the queen follows a low-carbohydrate diet, which could explain why she avoids pizza.
“In the years that I cooked at [Buckingham] Palace, the queen never had pizza,” McGrady said in July 2020. “I didn’t start cooking pizza until I moved across to Kensington Palace.”
In an interview, McGrady revealed that the queen is discplined and does not eat carbohydrates to stay fit and healthy. “When she dines on her own, she’s very disciplined,” McGrady said. “No starch is the rule. No potatoes, rice, or pasta for dinner. Just usually something like grilled sole with vegetables and salad.”
Queen Elizabeth is not a Foodie
Queen Elizabeth is “not a foodie,” McGrady said. “She eats to live, unlike Prince Philip, who loves to eat and would stand and talk food all day,”
The queen “loved game too and even more so if it’s from off the estate – whether it was salmon, deer from Balmoral or maybe some venison from Sandringham,” McGrady said
In 2022, Queen Elizabeth II, who is 95 years old, will mark her 70th year on the throne. Following hospitalizations last year and a battle with COVID-19, her health has become a growing concern. The queen was having problems walking and standing for lengthy periods of time, according to royal writer Phil Dampier.