The Queen had been deceived for Princess Diana’s favourite desserts for dinner
THE QUEEN was repeatedly duped into selecting Princess Diana’s favourite dessert, according to a royal chef.
Royal chef Darren McGrady revealed how he would persuade the 95-year-old Queen to always choose Princess Diana’s favourite dessert by offering her a second option that he was certain she would dislike. Darren spent four years in the mid-1990s working for the Princess. He cooked for a number of high-profile royals during that time, including Her Majesty, the Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Diana, and Princes William and Harry.
Darren, who worked in the royal kitchen for 15 years, discussed the trick on his YouTube channel.
As he stated: “I always suggested two puddings for the menu.
“Diana’s favourite and one the Queen didn’t like so I knew the Queen would pick the Bread and Butter Creme souffle.”
He continued: “It worked every time and the Princess got it whenever she visited the Queen
“When the platter came back to the kitchen I had to fight off the chefs from digging in and I’d put it into the warmer and wait.
“I knew the Princess would come down to the kitchen in minutes.
“She was too scared to ask for seconds in front of the Queen.
“She’d sit down on the kitchen counter and chat and eat.”
Additionally, the royal chef discussed how his cooking style evolved when he began cooking for Diana.
“When I joined Princess Diana, she was patron of 119 different charities, working out at the gym three times a week, looking the best she ever did.” he explained.
“She had conquered and confronted the bulimia and she said to me, “Darren, you take care of all the fat, and I’ll take care of the carbs at the gym.”
“My cooking changed – no more heavy creams and rich sauces.”