Prince Harry and William ‘Were Never Allowed’ Late Night Snacks, Says Royal Chef
Contrary to what would seem to be popular opinion, Royalty doesn’t mean every whimsy will be catered to. Of course, being Royal does mean that you automatically get a bunch of staff working tirelessly to meet almost every need you might have.
However, according to Marie Claire, this doesn’t mean that a Royal can automatically have whatever tickles their fancy, whenever they want it. Prince William and Prince Harry were no exception to the rule. Royal chef Darren McGrady has said that the two princes “were never allowed” to order late-night snacks from the kitchen.
Royal Family News – Royals Always Have Snacks in Their Rooms
“We never did late night orders, at all,” said McGrady on the subject, adding, “At Buckingham Palace, I lived above the kitchen in the chef quarters, and nobody ever came and knocked on the door and said, ‘the Queen wants a club sandwich.’”
Of course, the Queen always had whatever she needed in the way of food. McGrady explained that within the Queen’s room was always “a bowl of fruit, chocolates and some of her favourites,” adding that “if she wanted a nibble in the night, she’d have one of those. Nor Wills and Harry, for that matter—they were never allowed to summon the chef to make something in the middle of the night.”
Royal Family News – William and Harry – Not as Spoiled as You Might Imagine
So, it would seem, the Royal youngsters were not necessarily the spoiled, entitled brats everyone might’ve thought them to be. There was a measure of normalcy in their upbringings. Later in the interview, McGrady revealed exactly how he prepared the Queen’s tea.
“Hot tea has to be hot,” he said. “Tea has to be absolute boiling water poured over the top of it, it has to steep for five minutes, that is the most important part. It’s really, really important when making tea is that it’s made in a teapot—that is a real cup of tea.
“What goes in first? Is it milk or is it tea? Nowadays it doesn’t matter so much, but in the olden days the china was porcelain, and the boiling water would crack the cup, so the milk would go in first.” Be sure and stay up to date on all Royal Family News and return here often for more news and updates.